Turnkey solar from the advisor you trust? That’s BRITE.

Clean power for schools with no upfront costs and energy savings

For more than 25 years, the Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative (MISEC) has been delivering cost-effective, competitive energy solutions to Michigan school districts.

MISEC is excited to announce its latest innovative program: BRITE – Bringing Renewable Innovation to Education.

This program was developed by a MISEC team of experts to help districts make sense of onsite solar. Through the program, participating districts can join in a collective initiative for a preferred solar developer capable of delivering high-efficiency, broad scale, and affordable solar solutions to schools.

The BRITE program offers participating districts four key advantages:

  • An advisor you trust: MISEC has earned the reputation of being the trusted advisor for Michigan’s K-12 community. Created by and for Michigan’s schools, MISEC has navigated the complex and uncharted energy landscape since 1997.
  • Turnkey solution: The BRITE program takes the work out of solar evaluation and selection for each district, saving you valuable time and energy.
  • No upfront cash outlay: The BRITE program structure will allow you to access onsite solar without any upfront investment.
  • Energy savings: By going to market under a collective proposal, MISEC will provide comprehensive support and services and energy savings over your current costs for designated energy loads.

The BRITE program will help Michigan schools go green – while saving money!

How the Program Works

  • BRITE completes an initial feasibility review for each participating district’s facilities and footprint.
  • Each qualified district provides access to data and grounds, as needed, and agrees to participate in the collective process.
  • BRITE transparently presents the process results to the district.
  • Contingent upon acceptability, the district will approve the solar installation.
  • Schools begin benefitting from clean, green, solar power!

To learn more, or to indicate your initial, non-binding interest, contact BRITE at

MISEC was established in 1997 with the support of the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA), Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA), Michigan Alliance for Student Opportunity (formerly Middle Cities Education Association), and Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO).