Solar Energy Projects in Detroit

Solar Energy Projects in Detroit

Detroit Saves the World spotlights solar power and other clean energy projects in the City of Detroit and surrounding areas....

Credit Where Due, Detroit

Credit Where Due, Detroit

Sustainability has not historically been a priority for the local government in the City of Detroit, but some recent moves by...

Michigan is #8 in the U.S. for Rooftop Solar Potential

Michigan is #8 in the U.S. for Rooftop Solar Potential

According to a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Michigan ranks #8 out of the 50 states in...

Green Energy at a Historical Building

Green Energy at a Historical Building

The building at 71 Garfield, located in what used to be in a Detroit jazz district called Sugar Hill, was...

Solar on Track to Become Cheapest Energy Source (psst—Hey Detroit!)

Solar on Track to Become Cheapest Energy Source (psst—Hey Detroit!)

The cost of solar technology has dropped dramatically over the past few years, positioning it to become even cheaper than...

Solar Power at Detroit’s Noel Night!

Solar Power at Detroit’s Noel Night!

Happy Holidays to you! Dear Readers, I want to apologize for this site going stale like it did for a while! That...

Solar-powered Movie Screening!

Solar-powered Movie Screening!

August 9, 2016 saw the first ever (we think) solar-powered movie screening in Detroit. The event was held in Lafayette...

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The Off-Grid Outlet!

I bought an eBike last year, and wanted to figure out how to charge it with solar power and take...

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Detroit Saves the World – the Comic!

Hi! My name is Diane Cheklich, and I’m the creator of this blog. In addition to being an environmentalist I’m...

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Solar Streetlights in Detroit’s North End

Many streetlights were out in Detroit’s North End neighborhood, making it less safe for residents to walk on the streets....

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Solar Panels on a 100-Year-Old House!

Alessandra Carreon and Drew McUsic installed solar panels and implemented energy efficiency measures at their 100-year-old house in Detroit’s West...