Lightsource conducts open days throughout the year, inviting local communities to visit and learn more about our solar projects

The installation of solar farms is passive with no adverse harm to the ground and its surroundings. Lightsource regularly hosts ‘open days’ for local residents to view the installation process and understand further technical details involved in constructing a solar farm. The visit are always supervised by Lightsource health and safety managers, ensuring adherence to HSE regulation and guidelines. Watch the videos below to see examples of our open day programme.

On the 4th of July 2014, Lightsource teamed up with other solar developers in the UK to participate in an initiative called ‘Solar Independence Day’, highlighting the importance of sustainable energy generation and how solar farms can play a vital part towards our energy mix. On this day, Lightsource opened 9 solar farms to local communities and conducted tours all day, highlighting the benefits of ground-mounted solar power generation. The video below was made at Dunsfold Solar Farm in Surrey, home to BBC’s top gear race track.

In July 2011, Wilburton solar farm in Cambridgeshire was commissioned as the UK’s largest solar farm. Three years on, Lightsource hosted an open day for local residents, interest groups and schools to demonstrate the positive impact on local biodiversity created by the solar farm. The video below was made by the BBC and featured on the BBC Look East programme.

To view more videos on Lightsource’s projects, case studies, open days and testimonials, visit our youtube channel for more information.