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Think you're alone in Louisiana?
I wondered the same thing when I first got started with solar in Louisiana.  Now I am starting to think otherwise.  I started this web site to hopefully get everybody in LA together that is interested in solar power .  Guess what?  From October 1 to October 15, 2001 we have had 505 visitors!  Click here for breakdown.  I believe the majority of visitors we have are from Louisiana. Thank you for showing an interest.  You are not alone!  Now what?

Some people are even taking the one minute to fill out the free membership application to LSES on the site.  Click here  If we can get our membership up we can get our voice to be heard in the LA legislature.  What do they need to hear, you ask?  In case you haven't noticed, most people are motivated by money.  Incentives to install solar power are just what some people need to make a move to solar.  (Some make the move for other reasons and I applaud them.)  Incentives are available in 34 other states... why not Louisiana?  I believe it's because nobody is demanding that they do.

That somebody is us.  Would you install solar if you had a cash incentive?  Probably.  Would I install more? Definitely. 

Who's best interest does the LA Public Service Commission have in mind if they prevent the sale of power back on the grid? 

Let's get 20 LSES members that are ASES members and then we can become an affiliated chapter.  I'm an ASES member, are you? 

Ready to start meeting regularly?

Let's get a location, date, and time to meet.  How about the first Monday of the month, 6:30 - 7:30 at the Bluebonnet Library in Baton Rouge?  If someone would line that up I would be glad to speak to the club on a solar topic.  If you live outside of Baton Rouge and cannot attend, just email your comments to me and I will bring them up as well as have the meeting notes sent to you.  Not a member???  Don't worry.  Just come to learn and gather information.  That's what it seems like everyone is doing now. 

Jeff Shaw