The unique model would put utility bill savings from solar installation into a fund to help residents cover expenses such as medical bills or college tuition.
Detroit and Grand Rapids each see building efficiency improvements as a key element of meeting emissions goals.
As recent blackouts bring grid resilience back to the forefront, stakeholders have different views on solutions.
Citing poor air quality and environmental racism, residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.
A city program is helping low-income households access opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach.