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. When the community asked the city about replacing the lights they weren’t happy with the timeline, so in the fall of 2014 they took matters into their own hands and got a grant to install solar yard lights. The solar lights improve safety and don’t add to the residents’ electric bills.

During their lifetime (10 years) these solar lights will generate 98 kilowatt-hours of electricity and avoid .3 tons of CO2 pollution.

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