Belle Isle Solar Streetlights
The PLA has replaced the antiquated lighting infrastructure on Belle Isle with 198 fully solar-powered lights. This will not only benefit the city through financial savings, but is also a greener option for the City. These lights reduce the City’s carbon footprint, which means they’re not only good for the City, they’re good for the environment. The Belle Isle solar project is unique as it is the only park in the state of Michigan that has LED streetlights using sunlight for power. These lights use photovoltaics and long-lasting deep cycle batteries for the power. The project also included removal of existing poles and foundations.