Heart of England Community Energy is an asset-locked Community Benefit Society (CBS). Its three solar farms, comprising 14.7 MW of capacity, occupy 75 acres. They are co-located with 3MW of battery storage capacity. This enables the site to both generate solar energy and provide storage services to the grid.
Heart of England Community Energy bought existing solar assets from a commercial developer. By placing ownership in community hands, the project gives local people a stake in their local energy infrastructure and profits are used to support local charities and projects with a positive social and environmental impact.