2018 HP Energy, Sustainability & Tech Fair

2018 HP Energy, Sustainability & Tech Fair


RSVP Below | Sign Up to Volunteer | Click for Updated Agenda

Time: 11 AM - 8 PM


Energy, Sustainability & Tech Fair. Presented by GLREA, Parker Village, Soulardarity & Modern Tribe Communications, Inc.

Professionals, Activist, Community leaders, Vendors, Sponsors come together for a one day event to network on Renewable Energy, Sustainable practices, Rules, laws, incentives and to build a tech community in the historic city of Highland Park Michigan.

There will be 4 workshops and plenary which you can learn about:

​How Solar Energy Works
​Sustainability & Technology 
Financing Your Solar Investment
​Energy and​ ​Environmental Justice 

NEW! Click Here to Download the Updated Agenda and Learn More!

We have a great list of speakers and workshop leaders signed up already --

● Jackson Koeppel - Soulardarity
● Juan Shannon - Parker Village
● John Freeman - Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
● Pastor Rick - Prayer Temple of Love
● Daniel Edelson - Strawberry Solar
● Ali Dirul - Ryter Cooperative Industries
● Edward Morgan - Revitalize Charging Solutions
● Alexa Hinds - Microsoft
● Monica Lewis-Patrick - We The People Detroit
● Todd O’Grady - MI Saves
● Doug Elbinger - PACE Financing
● Michelle Martinez - MI Environmental Justice Coalition
● Nicholas Leonard and Natalee Goto - Breathe Free Detroit
● Maria Thomas - Soulardarity

Plenary Session: Policies to Advance Renewable Energy 
Moderator: Jackson Koeppel - Soulardarity
● John Freeman - Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
● Constance Bodurow - Studio Ci
● Sheila Allen Frazier - The Seebaldt Pilot
● Oday Salim - Great Lakes Environmental Law Center

Detroit Rising band 
DJ Butter 
DJ Fixed 



Event Locations in Highland Park, MI 48203:
PRAYER TEMPLE OF LOVE | 17 Highland Street
PARKER VILLAGE | 181 East Buena Vista
SOULARDARITY OFFICE | 21 Highland Street 
Please contact Juan Shannon regarding in-kind sponsorships and food & drink vending at the reception at [email protected]





The New Economy Initiative (NEI) is a philanthropic collaboration working to grow an inclusive culture of entrepreneurship in southeast Michigan that benefits all residents and strengthens the regional economy. NEI acts as a strategic grant maker, convener, and storyteller in its efforts to build and sustain a network of support for diverse entrepreneurs who are creating a better future for their communities. Learn more at https://neweconomyinitiative.org.

The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) was founded in 1991 to promote the manufacture, use and education of the general public in the practices of renewable energy in the Great Lakes region. GLREA and its members believe that a greater use of renewable energy will save money for homeowners, farmers and business and protect our environment. The adoption of renewable energy promotes economic development and creates new jobs, which is very important to the Michigan economy. GLREA works to establish policy that supports the free market expansion of renewable energy. Learn more at http://www.2glrea.org/

Michigan Agency for Energy's (MAE) mission is to advance an adaptable, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-protective energy future for Michigan. The MAE's work focuses on several areas: energy security, energy reliability, energy policy and expertise, and innovation and best practices. Learn more at: https://www.michigan.gov/energy





The Michigan Energy Efficiency for All (MEEFA) Network works to ensure Michigan’s low-income multifamily residents live in affordable, energy efficient, and healthy homes. MEEFA, as part of national Energy Efficiency for All work, seeks to connect the energy and housing sectors to enhance and grow equitable access to resources for the affordable multifamily housing sector and its residents. Making Michigan’s affordable multifamily housing sector more energy efficient is a cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption, preserve housing affordability, reduce pollution, and create healthier and more comfortable living environments. Learn more at https://www.meefa.org/initiatives.




Bratic is a 16yr old Michigan based company that is a full service solution provider (audit, specify, design, install, finance [including performance contracting], offer local rebate services, offer federal incentive services) of LED Lighting products for the Commercial & Industrial applications for both interior and exterior applications. Bratic can cut your energy costs by around 75% when replacing HID and 50% when replacing fluorescent. And an additional 10-15% when using motion sensors, dusk-to-dawn sensors and/or daylight harvesting sensors. We also can offer our own Building Management Controls System that turns our fixtures into Wi-Fi hotspots without adding CAT5 wiring. This feature can be used to offer Wi-Fi and/or can be used to add security cameras wirelessly. In addition, Bratic can offer solar solutions that can be designed to support most of our exterior and high bay LED products using 24V DC to help off-set the peak charges and/or taxes from the energy companies, which could reduce your overall energy cost down by 50% for lighting and have a self-sustainable system in place. Most recently, we have also been supporting the development for greenhouse applications with our grow light and insect deterrent lights for those who are looking to grow indoors. Learn more at www.bratic.net

Vote Solar's mission is to make solar a mainstream energy resource across the U.S.  Since 2002, Vote Solar has been working to lower solar costs and expand solar access. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Vote Solar advocates for state policies and programs needed to repower our electric grid with clean energy. Learn more at: votesolar.org

Michigan Solar Solutions (MSS) provides and installs solar panels, batteries, grid tied solar and off grid solar to houses, businesses and farms in Michigan. MSS is locally owned and has been in business since 2007. We have installed 1000’s of panels and have tons of happy customers. Learn more and sign up for a site assessment at https://www.michigansolarsolutions.com/

Walker-Miller Energy Services (WMES) is creating positive change in the world and transforming lives by offering innovative urban energy waste reduction solutions for residential and commercial buildings. As a woman & minority-owned company, we focus on empowering people and enriching communities. We achieve that by providing an exceptional experience to our customers, our team members and the communities in which we serve. Lear more at: http://wmenergy.com/




Strawberry Solar is Michigan's leading turnkey solar energy company. Our team analyzes, engineers and installs solar photovoltaic (PV) systems; and are committed to helping home and business owners 'go solar'. We are driven by a passionate team, dedicated to the highest level of innovation in solar technology, products, and services. If you have a home, a house of worship, or a small portfolio of businesses at different sites, we specialize in helping reduce electrical expenses and improve cash flow over time. Our goal is to help homeowners realize the benefits of solar, and for businesses to maximize customer savings that can be reinvested into differentiating and growing their core business. Learn more at: https://www.strawberrysolar.com/

Michigan Saves is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making energy improvements easy and affordable. We operate as a green bank to offer financing programs that help Michigan residents take control of their energy costs through efficiency and renewable projects. Working through our industry and community partners, we offer a statewide network of authorized, professional building contractors with expertise in energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy systems; make innovative, affordable financing available for energy-focused building and equipment improvements; and accelerate demand for greater efficiency through education and communication. Learn more at: https://michigansaves.org/

POWUR Energy is empowering our community of homeowners and advisors to thrive in the global shift to sustainable energy. Learn more at https://powur.com/jonathan.lightning

Empower MI  is a network of climate and energy organizations building power in Michigan. We do this by providing a forum in which members can develop shared vision and strategic analysis, learn from each other’s work, coordinate campaign strategies and tactics, and build a more equitable, inclusive and just climate and energy movement in Michigan. Empower Michigan is a State Table affiliated with the RE-AMP Network in Michigan. We work in support of REAMP’s goals of 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, and equitable deep decarbonization.

Ryter Cooperative Industries is a project management company thriving in the Metropolitan Detroit area and takes on an innovative approach that introduces resourceful ideas through the use of technological resources by integrating clean renewable energy to companies and organizations. RCI delivers solutions for revitalizing clean energy in its efforts to use science and technology to transform the future of sustainability. Founder and CEO, Ali Dirul has joined forces with local Metro Detroit power-houses by breaking down barriers to transform the practical use of energy into revitalized ground-breaking technology. Learn more at  https://www.ryterci.com/

May 12, 2018 at 11:00am - 8pm
Partnership with GLREA and HP Parker Village
181 E Buena Vista St
Highland Park, MI 48203-3347
United States
Google map and directions
Juan Shannon · · 313.349.1063
Roger Greenwood Jumoke Als Curtis Smith Andrew Sarpolis Kathryn Savoie Laurence Cousins Alicia Miller Jefferey Jones Djenaba Ali Stevan Bratic Micaela Preskill

Who's RSVPing

Will you come?

or Text HPEF18 to +13133491063 to RSVP

Showing 14 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.