Net Metering

* The PSC regulates investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives in Louisiana; it does not regulate municipal-owned utilities, and its rules thereby do not apply to municipal utilities….

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Interconnection Guidelines

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted rules for net metering and interconnection in November 2005. Louisiana’s rules, based on those in place in Arkansas, require publicly-owned u…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

City of New Orleans- Net Metering

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Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Tax Credit for Solar Energy Systems on Residential Property (Corporate)

Note: Act 131 of 2015 repeals the tax credit for available for solar PV systems, and lowers the maximum tax credit available up to $10,000 per system.

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Low Income Residential, Integrators

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Sustainable Energy Financing Districts

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Solar Rights

In June 2010, Louisiana enacted solar rights legislation (HB 751) that prohibits certain entities from unreasonably restricting a property owner from installing a solar collector. Solar collectors are generally defined to include photovoltaics (PV), solar water heating, and any other system or device that uses sunlight as an energy source. While this law generally guarantees a property owner’s right to install solar collectors, there are some exceptions to the law. For example, historic districts, historical preservation areas, and landmarks designated by a local governing authority are…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Daylighting… More

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy