Our Mission: The Louisiana Solar Energy Society is a state-wide nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, dedicated to promoting and educating people about solar energy.

Who We Are: We are a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society and have been serving Louisiana since 1999. We educate solar enthusiasts and professionals  at our monthly meetings in Baton Rouge, at workshops, with our quarterly newsletters, and through participation in conferences.

What We Do: LSES hosts monthly meetings, solar tours, Solar 101 Workshops, and fundraising activities like the InstArtBR Show.  We send out a quarterly newsletter and participate in community events like Earth Day and Green Crawl. LSES also promulgates information about solar news and policy as well as solar power in general.

How You Can Help: Please consider becoming a supporter of LSES both financially and with your involvement in upcoming events.  LSES subsists solely on the donation of money, time, and resources from volunteers and members.  Check out the pages “Get Involved” and “Join/Donate” to see what you can do.

The Latest:  Tax credit changes and updates that may affect you and your money!

     Installers – You may be getting a request for information in August from the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) to report all systems you installed before 7/1 this year.  Please respond accurately to this request so that LDR can contact these owners and register their tax credits.  Disregard other unofficial requests for your personal information from other installers.

     System Purchasers – If you purchased a system and it was installed before 7/1 this year please watch for notification from LDR concerning registering your system before the end of the year.  The Louisiana solar tax credit money will be issued (by law) on a first come, first served basis.

If you purchase and have installed a system after 7/1 this year, please note that your credit amount decreased.  See more info on this.  Also, your installer should have made you aware of the new law that does not guaranty your tax credit anymore.  It will be on a first come, first served basis next year when returns are filed.

 

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