Location: Detroit, Michigan
Willys Overland Lofts solar installation will provide 50% the building's common area electricity consumption (2018 baseline). Willys is a member of the Detroit 2030 District, meaning it has pledged to reduce its energy, water, and transportation emissions by 50% by 2030. The solar array was critical in the building’s overall sustainability planning: it will prevent over 70 tons of CO2 emissions annually while saving the building money on electricity. Furthermore, the solar array effectively adds to the capacity of the building’s electric service, allowing for the potential to add new electric loads like EV charging stations without having to upgrade the electric service.