At the August 20, 2012, Louisiana Public Service Commission meeting, Commissioner Clyde Holloway proposed drastic changes in Louisiana’s solar energy incentive program. He proposed a $50 monthly fee for every net-metered solar customer. Meanwhile the Louisiana Department of Revenue has proposed that tax credits be scaled back by limiting the number of systems to one that can be claimed for a tax credit.
These new proposals would destroy the progress that the tax incentive has produced. The monthly charges would eliminate the financial benefits for Louisianans to invest in solar energy, and if consumers are unable to purchase multiple systems, energy savings will be decreased. More information can be found on Louisiana Solar Energy Society’s website at lses.org.