Louisiana Solar Tax Credit

August 7, 2009

Solar Enregy Panels on RoofLouisiana has the best solar tax credit program in the United States. Period. When combined with our residential property tax exemption on solar electric and solar water heating systems: Louisiana is the most solar friendly state in the country. And, when you add the current solar energy federal tax credit to our state credit: you get 80% of what you spend on a system refunded back to you.

What does all of this add up to?
Simply put: If you live in Louisiana, it is crazy not to have a residential solar electric and solar water heating system installed ASAP.

Louisiana’s Wind and/or Solar Energy System(s) Tax Credit

In 2007, the Louisiana legislature passed Act 371, which gives a tax credit for solar and wind energy systems. Here’s the kicker – if the amount is more than the taxes you owe, you get a check. That’s right. The bigger and better system you install in your home, the more you are going to save (up to $12,500.)

Let’s take a look at an example:

  • Cost of Solar System and Installation – $27,000
  • Cost after Louisiana Solar Tax Credits – $14,500
  • Cost after Federal Solar Tax Credit – $6,400

If you’ve been on the fence about installing green energy in your home (or looking to build a home with it), this is enough to push you over to “greener pastures.” If you want a new energy efficient home with solar power built into the deal, give us a call. We will make it happen.


4 Responses to “Louisiana Solar Tax Credit”

  1. Edwin Torres on August 19th, 2009 2:12 am

    I am planning to build a new home in Oak Harbor Slidell, LA. Can’t wait to incorporate solar power into our home building planning. Who would give me advise?


  2. admin on August 19th, 2009 2:20 am

    I’ll pass your email along to Larry. ;-)

  3. J Artigue on September 5th, 2009 11:01 am

    I am interested in seeking costs and if Entergy will buy energy that is in excess of my use

  4. admin on September 9th, 2009 7:18 pm

    Louisiana is a net metering state so although Entergy won’t pay you for the energy your solar system produces, you can feed energy into the grid making your meter run backwards. When you make more power during the day it goes back into the grid and then you use it at night or early morning. The idea is to size the system so that you end up as close to net zero as possible.

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