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Alight, Lear expand onsite solar partnership with 5 additional projects across Europe

Alight is proud to announce an expanded onsite solar partnership with Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems.

Alight, a leading European solar developer and independent power producer, is proud to announce an expanded onsite solar partnership with Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems. Through this partnership, Alight will develop, own and operate five additional onsite solar assets at Lear locations in Spain, the U.K. and Poland. 

The first of the five new solar arrays — a 2.1 megawatt (MW) installation at Lear’s Alfreton, U.K. site — is being commissioned today. This will be followed by four more sites in Spain and Poland, which are scheduled to be operational in 2024. The solar partnership between Alight and Lear began in 2023 when the companies installed a 1.0 MW rooftop array at a Lear facility in Valls, Spain. Upon completion, the six sites are anticipated to generate over 5 gigawatt hours of electricity annually — enough to power 1,000 European households a year. 

“Aligned with our renewable energy strategy, commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Paris Agreement, we are working to achieve 100% renewable energy for electric power consumed at our sites by 2030,” said Jozef Chrzanowski, Lear Vice President, Global Sustainability. “Our partnership with Alight and execution of these projects will help support our progress towards our goals, reduce our environmental impact and result in lower electricity costs.”

Lear currently sources more than 20% of its energy worldwide from renewable sources. In partnership with Alight and other providers, the company now has 12 onsite solar arrays globally in six countries producing renewable energy. Additionally, the majority of the electricity sourced for the company’s sites in Germany, Poland, Spain and the U.K. is from renewable sources.

“By signing onsite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and similar structured contracts, suppliers like Lear can reduce electricity costs while making real progress towards sustainability goals and supporting the EU’s green transition,” said Harald Överholm, CEO at Alight.  We’re proud to help Lear deliver new clean energy to the power grid and provide local impact in communities where it operates.”


About Alight

Alight is a leading solar developer and Independent Power Producer, co-founded in 2013 to usher in a new era of solar power to businesses seeking to go greener. With an entirely subsidy-free business model, Alight develops, owns and operates solar projects, onsite and offsite, across Europe. By 2030, Alight is set to have an installed capacity of at least 5 GW backed with solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Alight is developing more than 2.5 GW of PPA-based projects across the Nordics, with a further 200 MW under development across the rest of Europe. Alight is also leading the industry on co-located battery storage, a key component of ensuring that grid stability copes with the solar roll-out.


About Lear Corporation

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Lear’s diverse team of talented employees in 38 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks 186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or at