Committed to sustainable development that creates jobs and housing, Greater Woodward CDC is developing a net zero house in the North Woodward section of Detroit as a model for green technology and a gathering space for the community. The house is now partially powered by solar and rehabbed to be energy efficient. The CDC hopes to develop more net zero houses as “solar hubs” for local business development/entrepreneurs and as affordable housing. In addition, the CDC is partnering with E-Three Labs and the US Solar and Wind Company to develop a 2 MW urban solar farm, the first in the city of Detroit. The solar farm will power 20 homes and create job opportunities for some of the community’s unemployed and re-entry population. Over the life of the system, it will remove 2,800 tons of carbon from the air.
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