Community Action Network
TYPE SOLAR FOR NONPROFITS
SIZE 9.8 KW
LOCATION ANN ARBOR, MI
PROGRAM SOLAR MOONSHOT
BQuest contributed grant funding to two solar installations for Community Action Network (CAN) through Solar Moonshot, a solar grantmaking program. CAN partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County, Michigan neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.
This project supported the installation of solar on two households in the Bryant neighborhood of Ann Arbor - a diverse neighborhood that is engaged in a deep, multi-year effort to become the first fully decarbonized community in the Midwest. The Bryant Neighborhood Decarbonization project is an effort to work directly with residents in the Bryant neighborhood to design a strategy to improve health, safety, affordability, comfort, and get local carbon emissions to zero.
What They Are Saying
"This solar installation is a critical first step in Community Action Network's effort to create the first pre-existing neighborhood to become carbon neutral in the Midwest! Our innovative approach to neighborhood-wide coordination and collaboration in a predominantly BIPOC under-resourced community will serve as a future template for addressing both environmental and social justice. The Solar Moonshot Program's early-on investment has provided the much-needed nudge to ensure success!” -Derrick Miller, Executive Director
METRIC TONS OF CO2 MITIGATED
Number of gasoline-powered cars off the road for 1 year
Avoided emissions from burning 194,728 pounds of coal
Carbon sequestered by 208 acres of forest for 1 year