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Louisiana Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
89.84
National Ranking:
34th (44th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
8,123
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.17%
Solar Jobs:
2,668
Solar Companies in State:
72 (5 Manufacturers, 51 Installers/Developers, 16 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$299.54 million
Prices have fallen
53% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
211 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th)
Number Of Installations
16,466

2017-YIR-LA

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Notable Installations in Louisiana

  • Several large retailers in Louisiana have gone solar, including Abita Brewing Co., Whole Food and Walmart. Walmart has installed one of the largest corporate photovoltaic systems at their location in Many4.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Louisiana

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Louisiana, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

Louisiana State Solar Policy Resources

Louisiana Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Louisiana public utilities

Louisiana State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

DSIRE Incentives Database - Louisiana - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Louisiana and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration – Louisiana State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Associaiton -  GSREIA was founded to encourage the development of a renewable energy economy through informed policy intervention, stakeholder education, and industry support, and represents Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. 

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list