So, Solar Detroit
The price of being poor in Detroit is this: Households with lower income spend three times more for utilities than those with higher income levels
Households with low income spend up to 20 percent of their earnings on energy costs, greatly impacting their ability to cover basic needs like food, shelter, and medical expenses. These same households disproportionately bear the burden of environmental and climate shifts that create not only unreliability in energy access, but also price spikes.
As a frontline organization committed to creating sustainable communities NEWCC’s So, Solar Detroit is spearheading an effort to transition homes in three neighborhoods to renewable energy. Our work will create pathways to resiliency through improved climate preparedness, increased energy security, renewed infrastructure, and heightened economic prosperity.
The goal: 1000 households of low-income families equipped with rooftop solar solutions by 2024.
Our solar panel installations:
- Cut residents’ energy bills in half
- Offset 41.5 metric tons of CO2 a year
- Increased investment and resiliency in marginalized neighborhoods
The sun doesn’t just shine on the rich and famous. The sun shines on all of us.Rev. Joan Ross, NEWCC Executive Director
Air, Wind, Solar: In the Great Lakes region, energy stands out in President Biden’s efforts
Great Lakes Now
March 16, 2021
Check out this video to learn more about our partnership and installations:
122+ Households Wired
Providing Internet access in North End and Highland Park
Monthly providing emergency food and services to families in 48202, 48203 & 48211
41.5+ metric tons of carbon offset
Our solar power work is offsetting impact on our environment each year
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