June 27, 2016

Haiti Solar VIDEO

Watch this Haiti solar video to see what a difference solar made in Gressier, Haiti.

May 25, 2016

Solar2World and GSS power Respire Haiti

Solar2World and Gulf South Solar power Respire Haiti – the movie! Take 3 minutes and watch what a difference solar can make.

May 20, 2016

SolarWorld and Gulf South Solar bring power to Respire Haiti

SolarWorld and Gulf South Solar bring power to Respire Haiti The Beginning One 45 minute visit to the rural community of Gressier, Haiti changed 24 year old Megan Boudreaux’s life forever. From that one trip alone, she witnessed the hardships … Continue reading

May 12, 2016

Hey Utilities… Light it or fight it?

If you wonder why solar in Louisiana is losing the net metering battle to utilities, the reason is lobbying.  You can have all your feel-good activist show up in matching t-shirts, or Facebook campaign for an email blitz to the PSC, but unfortunately your … Continue reading

April 15, 2016

SOLAR + STORAGE

The headlines read – “Installers prep for Residential Solar PV plus Energy Storage” and I laugh.  That’s what Gulf South Solar has been doing for over 13 years in Louisiana!  We have been able to provide our customers with storage, … Continue reading

March 1, 2016

Is solar still a good deal in 2016?

Is solar still a good deal in 2016? “The end of solar”.  “Doom and gloom”.  “Net metering is over”.  Tax credits are gone”.  “No more grid-tie” The answer is YES.  While these phrases have been used quite a bit lately … Continue reading

February 3, 2016

Look to California for the Green Future

Look to California for the Green Future Many years ago (14 as of this writing), I converted my hobby of solar power into my business.  My team has been able to get hundreds of people powered with solar as a result.  When I looked to California for … Continue reading

January 19, 2016

Solar for Respire Haiti, Part 2 – The Installation

Solar for Respire Haiti, Part 2 – The Installation (For Part 1 click here) As we prepared to fly down to Haiti in October 2015, we checked our tools and tried to think of every part we could possibly need for our solar … Continue reading

December 23, 2015

The Systematic Shutdown of Solar

The systematic shutdown of solar is being coordinated across the nation by state Public Service Commissions.  We here in Louisiana think we are being singled out by a vindictive commissioner that drummed up support from a couple of his partners.  Actually, this … Continue reading

December 21, 2015

Net Metering killed – It’s All About Control

Net Metering killed – It’s All About Control The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) is going to authorize $107,760 for a one time “study” to changing the rules of Net Metering. (We’re calling this Net Metering 2.0)  This dollar amount would buy 1,197,333 … Continue reading

December 17, 2015

Can DEMCO Legally Steal Solar?

Can DEMCO Legally Steal Solar? Can DEMCO Legally Steal Solar?  This is the question many people are asking.  Any DEMCO homeowners that installed solar after July 13, 2015 have been told that they will no longer get true “net” metering.  (NET … Continue reading

November 25, 2015

Entergy Ends Net Metering in LA

They’ve Done it Now – Entergy Ends Net Metering in LA by Jeff Shaw  11/25/15 As quietly as possible, in a 1:30 PM afternoon email on the day before Thanksgiving, Entergy announces that they will no longer give full credit for … Continue reading

November 19, 2015

I Want to Get Off the Grid

I Want to Get Off the Grid! Typically we get the calls in September right after the hottest month in Louisiana, which is August. They start by announcing “I want to get off the grid!” 99% of these people actually … Continue reading

November 17, 2015

The History of Solar in Louisiana

The History of Solar in Louisiana The history of solar in Louisiana is very colorful one, and I look forward to telling it one day in detail.  It involves politicians, criminals, get-rich-quick schemes, and even some great people!  For now, I’ll … Continue reading

October 22, 2015

Update on the Solar Tax Credit Changes

Updated 10/22/15 It is official.  (Signed by the governor on 6/19/15) (originally posted here 6/17/15) 1. HB779 is law – The systems installed after 7/1/15 may get a maximum $10k tax credit (down from $12,500).  “May” is because of #2. 2. The annual tax credit is … Continue reading

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