Belding Area Schools

Influent Energy designed and installed a 827.6 kW distributed solar PV system for Belding Area Schools. The project consisted of five rooftop systems. The solar energy systems are located across the District’s campus in Belding, Michigan. The sites include: Woodview Elementary (200.4 kW), Ellis Elementary (196.8 kW), Middle School (150 kW), High School (200.4), and Special Education (80 kW).

Influent was able to make Belding Area School’s renewable energy goals a reality by adding a combined 827.6 kW of solar energy. Clean, green, renewable energy now powers the District. The students of Belding Area Schools also have the chance to learn about the solar PV systems and renewable energy through our K-12 curriculum Generating Tomorrow. The program includes lessons on sources of energy to energy efficiency and much more.

“We always love the opportunity to work with school districts on reaching their renewable energy goals. Our expertise is in distributed generation projects, so our team was prepared for the project,” states Jessica Oakley, Chief Operating Officer.

Influent is overjoyed to announce the distributed solar generation project is completed. After a month of standard testing and successful interconnection, the systems are now generating over 1,059,000 kwh/year. The Influent team was able to leverage our experience to efficiently develop, design, and install the five solar PV systems. The success of this project could not have been accomplished without our skilled operations and maintenance team and local Michigan installation professionals. On-site Project Manager, Shane Griffin, was responsible for overseeing project construction from start to finish.

“It was a pleasure to work with Belding Area Schools,” says Shane Griffin. “At Influent, we are always working toward meeting or exceeding client’s renewable energy needs, and I am glad we were able to do that in Belding, Michigan.”


Year Completed: Spring 2021
Belding Area Schools - Belding, Michigan 48809
Project Size: 827.6 kW
Project Type: Turnkey
Approximate System Production: 1,059,000 kWh/year
This system produces enough energy to power nearly 100 homes.