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Transforming Communities with Clean Energy

Communities with Clean

MIGreenPower Community Impact is an ambitious pilot to bring solar parks to three underserved communities in DTE's service territory: Detroit, Highland Park and River Rouge. The goal of the pilot is to help income-qualified customers and communities participate in the benefits of renewable energy.

DTE will provide 30% of the funding to install solar parks in the three communities. The remaining funds will come from individual and philanthropic contributors from across the United States. By contributing, you help:

Create a more inclusive and equitable clean energy future

Expand participation in the benefits of renewable energy for income-qualified customers

Enhance community partnerships around clean energy and the fight against climate change

To coordinate pilot development and success, DTE is partnering with the Low-Income Solar Council, which includes income-qualified representatives from each of the three communities.

I Want to Help


Please note: contributions to this program are not tax deductible

Helping is Easy

Anyone in the United States can contribute to MIGreenPower Community Impact.

You can contribute online using your credit or debit card or a bank account. You'll receive payment confirmation via email. To get started, use the Contribute button or email us at for more information. A contribution of $400 subscribes an income-qualified customer to 100% renewable energy and provides them with associated monthly savings for one year. This calculation is based on average monthly usage and costs of an income-qualified customer.

Contributions are allocated toward the development and operation of the three solar parks. The parks enable selected community participants to be enrolled in MIGreenPower: this includes 100% attributed renewable energy and an associated bill credit, which will lower monthly electric bills. The total amount of third-party contributions will directly impact the size of the solar parks and the total number of individuals subscribed to clean energy.

Contributions also fund compensation for the three community representatives on the Low-Income Solar Council. Providing authentic voices from each community, the representatives are crucial to the success of this pilot project, contributing insights for community engagement strategies, funding proposals and other project plans and outcomes. Members will also gain valuable professional experience through their participation on the Council.


Help Communities

The pilot intends to help three underserved communities — Detroit, Highland Park and River Rouge — and income-qualified residents (below 200% percent of the federal poverty guidelines) participate in the benefits of clean, renewable energy.


Help Households

Selected income-quaified residents in each community will be subscribed to 100% renewable energy for their homes and receive an associated credit that lowers their monthly bill. Two of the projects also include energy-saving initiatives for selected participants.


Help Michigan

Contributors and MIGreenPower participants play a more direct role in Michigan's clean energy transformation. We're focused on bringing significantly more clean energy onto the grid and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

About the Solar Council

The Low-Income Solar Council includes one representative from DTE, Vote Solar (a non-profit organization), Guidehouse (a subject matter expert), a staff member from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) and one income-qualified community representative from each of the three communities.

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In addition to holding monthly meetings and interfacing with the local governments of Detroit, Highland Park and River Rouge, the Council's mission includes:

  • Identifying, reviewing and recommending potential projects
  • Developing pilot fundamentals, including project prioritization and pilot evaluation
  • Coordinating community outreach and facilitating fundraising events

Learn more about MIGreenPower Community Impact and review Low-Income Solar Council meeting minutes at DTE's Empowering Michigan blog.

Our Commitment

The MIGreenPower Community Impact pilot resulted from discussions with community stakeholder groups and aligns with our commitment to help decarbonize our state's economy and address climate change. With a goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, DTE is focused on bringing significantly more clean energy onto the grid, benefitting all Michiganders. By 2025, DTE will generate enough clean energy from wind and solar to power 1.3 million homes.

We continue to explore additional pilot programs with communities and municipalities that want to work with us on a more customized solution.

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Other Ways to Get Involved


Contribute to MIGreenPower Community Support

Through your contribution, income-qualified DTE customers are enrolled in MIGreenPower at the 100% subscription level and will receive an associated bill credit, lowering monthly electric bills.