Solar power in Louisiana

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Solar power in Louisiana is assisted by the eight-year extension to the 30 per cent tax credit, which can be used to install any size system. Solar power can provide all of Louisiana's energy needs, and 23 per cent of demand from rooftop solar panels.[1]

Beginning January 1, 2008, Louisiana offers a 50 per cent tax credit up to $12,500 for the installation of a wind or solar system,[2][3] which allows a small photovoltaic system, adequate to generate the electricity used by an average home, to be installed for 20 per cent of its cost.[4]

New Orleans' largest solar array is the 60 kW array mounted on the top of a LEED certified building built in 2011.[5]

Source: NREL[6]
Installed Photovoltaics[7][8][9][10]
Year Total (MW) Installed (MW)
2009 0.2
2010 2.6 2.4
2011 13.4 10.8
2012 18.2 11.9

Note: Source gives conflicting information for 2011 and 2012.

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  1. ^ Report Argues for a Decentralized System of Renewable Power Generation
  2. ^ Tax Credit for Solar and Wind Energy Systems on Residential Property
  3. ^ Tax Credit for Solar and Wind Energy Systems on Residential Property (Corporate)
  4. ^ Solar Power Installation in Lafayette, Louisiana
  5. ^ Woodward Grand Opening!
  6. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2011". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 20. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2013-10-11.