The Dewitt Creativity Group is a united effort on behalf of the creatively-minded students at DHS to ensure continued innovation and expression in all forms.

Solar Campaign at West Bloomfield HS

The following information concerns an initiative on behalf of the E.A.R.T.H. club at West Bloomfield High School in regards to students fundraising and installing a solar array. The DeWitt Creativity Group and DeWitt High School Science Department is launching a similar effort at DeWitt High School with the eventual goal of training students to install solar panels on low income homes and in developing nations. We appluad the awesome work of Mr. Barclay and the WBHS students for the inspiration!


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WBHS E.A.R.T.H. Club to host Solar Celebration


West Bloomfield, MI – September 27, 2018: The West Bloomfield High School E.A.R.T.H. (Environmentally Aware,Ready To Help) Club is hosting a Solar Celebration on Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the installation and completion of the school’s new 20 kW solar array, as well as to educate the community about how to install solar energy at their schools, homes and businesses at low to no cost.


We are inviting green leaders, environmental club sponsors/students and environmental science teachers/students from around Oakland County to come out and check out the solar array up-close, ask experts all of your solar questions, and most importantly, find out how you can get solar installed at your school for as low as ZERO COST TO YOUR DISTRICT.


West Bloomfield High School's new solar array was completely researched, planned, funded, acquired and installed by WBHS students. The new array will provide 100% of the electric energy required by the WBHS Science Department, once classroom lighting efficiency measures are complete. Though this particular array required students to raise just over $20,000 to fully own the array, there are ways to get solar for your school at ZERO additional cost (or even REDUCE COSTS FOR YOUR SCHOOL ON DAY 1, with no upfront investment!) and these methods will be outlined in the students' presentation.


Joshua Barclay, WBHS science teacher and E.A.R.T.H. Club sponsor said, “Students have done the heavy lifting on this project at all levels. They did energy audits of the science department, the site solar resource measurements, the fundraising, social media, webpage authoring, grant-writing, presentations, and even helped install the actual panels on the array! The array is a goldmine for physics and engineering students to design experiments with the adjustable angle panels in order to maximize energy production."


To RSVP for the celebration or learn more about the project, visit: https://westbloomfieldsolarcelebration.splashthat.com.


For more information, please contact Joshua Barclay at Joshua.barclay@wbsd.org.