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Politics and Planning Decisions – An Uneasy Marriage

15 May 2017

Article posted on LinkedIn by Penny Laurenson, Head of Planning at Lightsource. “What the hell is that? Who is allowing these ugly things?” I heard from behind me as...

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BBC Weather World Features Crookedstone Solar Farm

02 May 2017

Our 5MW solar farm at Crookedstone Road, Belfast, has been featured on the BBC’s Weather World program, for it’s role in providing Belfast International Airport with clean, renewable solar...

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North American leadership team appointed to drive expansion into U.S energy market

06 April 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy has announced its North American management team that will lead its expansion into the U.S. energy market. The San Francisco-based team of CEO Tim Derrick, COO...

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Turning On N.Ireland’s Largest Solar Project!

27 March 2017

We’re pleased to announce the commissioning of a major solar development in Antrim, delivering over 32 MW of clean, renewable energy into the Northern Irish energy grid. This is...

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14 New Sites Connected Ahead of March ROC Deadline

20 March 2017

We’ve connected 14 new UK sites, well ahead of the 1.2 Renewable Obligations Certificate (ROC) March 31st deadline. Totalling more than 50 Megawatts, the new sites are located across...

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New CSO Joins Lightsource Senior Management Team

10 March 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James Brooks as Chief Strategy Officer, a member of the executive leadership team and board of the company. After 18 years’...

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Lightsource Appoints New Irish Manager

02 March 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has announced the appointment of Barry Wadding as Business Development Manager for the Republic of Ireland. As Business Development Manager, Barry...

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469 Residential Solar Installations Acquired!

23 February 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has completed the purchase of a 1.32MWp portfolio of residential solar installations through its acquisition team. The portfolio is comprised of...

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Lightsource – A Challenger of 2017!

01 February 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy has been named as one to watch in 2017 by The Challenger Project, citing our potential to change the criteria of renewables and upend the status...

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Corporate Solar Buyback Success Story

20 January 2017

When Accrington-based textile manufacturing firm Lantex installed their 14.4KWp solar PV system in September 2010, they considered it to be a long-term investment in securing lower electricity bills and...

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365MW Third Party Operation & Maintenance and Asset Management Portfolio Deal Secured

16 January 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has partnered Vortex, a European renewable energy platform managed by EFG Hermes Private Equity arm, on the acquisition of one of...

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Forbes Features Our Chief Legal Officer

12 January 2017

Following her recognition by the Legal 500 Awards as the environmental in-house individual of the year, 2016, Dr Ece Gürsoy, our Chief Legal Officer, has been featured on the cover...

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