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Louisiana Solar Information

Louisiana isn't a bad state for solar but far from the strongest. There is a state tax credit that reduces your income tax. Along with basically wiping out your state income tax although not required by the state the three major utilities servicing all of Louisiana offer net metering. As always in Louisiana you are entitled to the 30% federal tax credit.
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    Louisiana ranks in America for savings from installing solar panels on
  • 7146.30 kWh
    AC Energy output every year in Louisiana in 4 kW system
  • 6.21 kWh
    Solar Radiation (kWh / m2 / day)
  • 13 ¢ /kWh
    The cost of electricity today in Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power
  • 27 ¢ /kWh
    If you don't get solar. The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Louisiana Solar Facts

  • $1.47
    Average cost of a 4kw solar power system in 2019.
  • 3 years
    Average system payback period.
  • $58 197
    Average lifetime savings.
  • 4 ¢ /kWh
    Levelized cost of solar energy.
  • 4 kW
    Recommended system size.
  • How much do solar panels cost in Louisiana
  • $1.47 per watt
  • $5 013 total
  • 3 years

Solar power in Louisiana is ranked 34th for installed solar PV capacity as of 2017 by the Solar Energy Industry Association. The state's "solar friendliness" according to Solar Power Rocks has fallen to 50th place for 2018 as the state credit program ends and other policy factors hamper market development. Taxpayers still benefit from federal incentive programs such as the 30 percent tax credit, which applies to business and residential solar photovoltaic and thermal energy systems of any size.

From January 1, 2008 to June 19, 2015, Louisiana offered a 50 per cent tax credit up to $12,500 for the installation of solar system for purchased systems, as well as a smaller credit for leased solar systems, which increased the affordability of solar PV and water heating. The state's legislature abruptly ended the credit program without providing full funding for eligible claimants, and a multi-year effort to resolve the funding shortfall ended successfully with signed legislation in 2017.

Google's Project Sunroof estimates Louisiana to have over 20GW of rooftop solar potential, of which New Orleans is estimated to have over 90% of its roofs capable of solar energy production.

Solar Panels on Mall of Louisiana

New Orleans' largest solar array is the 1MW array installed by Blattner Energy at the Entergy Patterson facility in New Orleans East. The largest solar project in the state of Louisiana is currently the 1.2MW rooftop solar system at the Mall of Louisiana, completed in 2017 by Solar Alternatives and Strata Solar.

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According to Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power, we received the cost of kWH in your area and calculated energy consumption based on an average electricity bill for 3 months.
I am claiming the 30% Federal Tax Credit (ends 2019) i

When you install your solar system, 30% of your project expenses apply toward a credit to offset any taxes you owe that year. This federal tax credit is a major incentive to go solar, but it is being phased out by 2022.

Most people are eligible to claim this credit (you must owe federal taxes to be eligible).

System size

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3.42 kW medium system size
Provides up to 80% of electricity consumption
$1.47 per watt
Average system cost
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    11 x 325 watt
    solar panels
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    11 x 300 watt
    microinverter
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    1 x 5 000 watt
    inverter
$100.07 / month
Estimated savings on your average quarterly bill
  • $5 013.19
    Estimated system cost
    Excludes 30% Federal Tax Credit.
    This price does not include the installation cost.
  • 3 years
    Average system payback period
  • $58 197.45
    Estimated utility savings

Example of 4 kW system calculation in Minnesota for electricity bill $100

  • 13 ¢ /kWh
    The cost of electricity today in Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power
  • 27 ¢ /kWh
    If you don't get solar. The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years
  • 4 ¢ /kWh
    levelized cost of solar energy

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Rated Power Output 390 W
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Cell number 96 cell
DC/Charger Volt Compatible 48v, 12v, 24v
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Voltage (VOC) 69.7V
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