Influent Energy’s first major project is underway in New Orleans, Louisiana working with the city’s utility company Entergy New Orleans. Influent and Entergy signed the 5 MW distributed solar pilot program in June of 2018. The projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.
By utilizing empty, commercial-rooftop space, Influent is able to achieve the company’s renewable energy goals. The program works by leasing rooftop space from clients around the city of New Orleans as well as a 296 kW system on an Entergy facility. The systems will be placed on warehouse rooftops from Transportation Consultants, Inc. (TCI), the University of New Orleans, as well as on a local business owner’s property. The largest single solar rooftop system in Louisiana will be installed during this pilot program on a TCI warehouse.
Influent Energy was created for projects like this– large-scale installations, working with a power provider, and developing, designing, and commissioning distributed solar generation. We are excited to be working with local subcontracted solar installers in New Orleans to achieve project success. Not only will Entergy New Orleans expand their renewable energy portfolio, but their solar investment will stimulate the local economy by utilizing subcontractors in the community.