The LSES Spring Solar
Tour-April 25, 2009
The Louisiana Solar Energy
Society held its 1st annual Spring Solar Tour this past Saturday! The
tour was similar to the National Solar Tour of Homes held every year in
October by the American Solar Energy Society, which LSES is the Louisiana
The tour was statewide, free, and
open to the public. The tour was held enlight of our recent economic
downturn to show how solar is and will be a leading renewable energy for
America. The tour shows how solar homeowners and businesses are
reaping the benefits of solar by lowering their electricity bill, while
improving the economy and environment.
A big topic of discussion at some
of the locations were the tax credits, which is another benefit of "going
solar." The attendees were thrilled to hear they can put solar on
their home and receive a refund from the state for half of their system!
Along with a federal incentive of 30% back with NO cap!
There were homes and businesses
on the tour in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Luling, Lafayette, Lake Charles,
and W. Monroe.
We want to thank everyone that
was on the tour for taking the time on a Saturday, and opening their home or
business to curious participants wanting to learn more about solar!
I hope everyone had a great time!