In 2011, DTE Energy repossessed over 1000 streetlights from the City of Highland Park - leaving residents in the dark.
Soulardarity formed to bring light back to the blocks with community-owned solar power. Since our formation in 2012, we have installed six solar streetlights in Highland Park. Each light has been a learning experience, building our knowledge and understanding of solar technology. The lights have utilized Michigan manufacturers and contractors from the community. We have made a proposal to the City of Highland Park to install 1000 solar streetlights - fully restoring lighting to the blocks - in partnership with the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office. You can read about it in Model D. You can see pictures and locations of our streetlights below.
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Location: 150 Victor St
Location: 24 Avalon St
And the video of our fundraising campaign after the install!
Locations: 41 Highland, 73 Tennyson, 74 Waverly, 209 Moss
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