Clean Energy is our Passion
Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Gulf South Solar is the leading solar provider for Louisiana and the Gulf South. GSS has been installing custom, high-quality solar systems (with and without battery storage) since 2003. We distribute, design, sell, service, maintain and install solar PV (photovoltaic) for both residential and commercial clients. GSS currently holds the distinction of having installed both the first (and largest at the time) commercial solar PV installation in the state as well as the largest residential solar system in the state (at the time).
Trained and Professional Installers
The GSS talented staff is led by owner Jeff Shaw – one of Louisiana’s first NABCEP certified professionals (over five years ago in 2009). The requirements and application to even sit for the NABCEP semi-annual testing are stringent, and only about 20% of these installers are able to pass the test. Coincidentally, the actual first Louisiana NABCEP installer was one of our employees!
Gulf South Solar is passionate about environmental responsibility and we are committed to being good stewards of this planet and its natural resources. We have worked with missions and non-profit organizations all over the world, bringing solar power to impoverished areas without electricity.
Recently we donated and personally installed a large solar power system for a medical clinic in Haiti. Read about that here. From providing solar for DVD players for villagers in the Sudan to volunteering with Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation, the employees and management at Gulf South Solar pride themselves on their philanthropy and volunteerism.
As part of our commitment to renewable, clean energy, Jeff Shaw, president and founder of Gulf South Solar worked closely with Rep. William Daniel to craft Louisiana’s Net Metering law – House Bill 789 “The LA Renewable Energy Development Act”. This bill was signed into law during the Spring 2003 legislature. In addition, along with energy expert Wade Byrd, GSS assisted Senator Nick Gautreax in the passing of the current tax credits in in 2007 and sat on a committee to assist in the writing of the tax credit rules. It is important to note that no other solar companies existed before these two actions in Louisiana besides Gulf South Solar! Most recently, Jeff worked with Rep. Franklin Foil to to pass Louisiana’s Solar Rights Legislation in 2010. This gave homeowners help in dealing with unreasonable homeowner associations (HOA’s).
Licenses & Memberships
Gulf South Solar has a LA State Contractors License #48737 with the following Classifications:
Gulf South Solar is a proud member of the following organizations: