Plymouth Energy Community is a Community Benefit Society that identified an opportunity in the community of Ernesettle. The project would enable its residents to significantly scale up their activities to address fuel poverty. It involved building a community owned solar farm on local derelict brownfield land. The 4.1MW Ernesettle solar array was energised in March 2016 and now generates enough energy to meet the annual needs of 1,000 homes. The surpluses funds community programmes.