GSS featured in Solar Today Magazine – April 2010 honors owner

“Louisianan Lights The Way” is the title of this months spotlight on an American solar hero.  Each month Solar Today magazine features a solar hero and this month it’s GSS owner Jeff Shaw.  Read the article here:

LSES Solar Tour of Homes: Saturday, October 3rd

The LSES Solar Tour of Homes is Saturday, October 3rd from 11am to 2pm. This year, 12 of the 18 stops on the tour are Gulf South Solar installations! View the PRESS RELEASE

How To Take The Tour

Gulf South Solar recommends that you should plan to see one or two sites that are close to you.  Look at the and plan your tour.  Email  LSES and they will register you for your desired tour sites.   The hours are set for the convenience of the solar owners that graciously open their homes and businesses for strangers on this day.

A note from the Louisiana Tour organizer- Rebecca Lunceford, LSES State Coordinator:

“The date is approaching and LSES is getting ready for this year’s National Solar Tour of Homes!  With so much focus on our environment and economy, solar energy and other alternative energies are the way to go!  If you don’t know much about solar energy or want to see solar up close, the Solar Tour is a great way to learn more. We have great homes and businesses on tour as of now with many more to come. Keep checking the website for updated information.  “

Gulf South Solar’s Marketing Director Speaks at Smart Growth Summit

banner_smart-growth-summit-bannerThe Center For Planning Excellence hosted its 4th Annual Smart Growth Summit in Baton Rouge this week at the Shaw Center. Distinguished speakers from all over the country were flown in to present on such topics as land banking, renewable energy, expanding transit options, storm water managment and coastal protection and planning.

Ann Shaneyfelt spoke Continue reading “Gulf South Solar’s Marketing Director Speaks at Smart Growth Summit”

Jeff Shaw Hits the Speaking Circuit

Jeff Shaw, president of Gulf South Solar, is in high demand as a presenter for trade shows and seminars. Just last week he presented to a crowd of 100 Louisiana Architects at the AIA Louisiana Design Conference in Destin, FL where he spoke to an enthusiastic group on “Integrating Solar Power Into Architectural Projects”. Continue reading “Jeff Shaw Hits the Speaking Circuit”

GSS Launches New Group Buying Sales Promotion

Today, Gulf South Solar announces their new group buying sales promotion, 1Solar Block. This program is designed to enable neighbors to ban together and obtain wholesale pricing on the cost of their solar power systems.  If you’ve ever dreamed of going solar but was put off by the cost, then this promotion was made just for you! By grouping installs in one geographic area and timing installations together, GSS can leverage efficiencies to lower installation and equipment costs – passing the savings on to their customers.

To get started, interested homeowners organize roughly 10 or more of their neighbors in one subdivision or town. GSS will go out to the neighborhood and give a presentation on how the program works and answer questions about the different types of systems available to them. When 5 or more homeowners agree to move forward, get a site analysis and agree to purchase a system, these homeowner will get the 1Solar Block price on their installation. To learn more about this program, click here.

LPB Covers Solar Bills at the Capital

Gulf South Solar, along with LSES went to the Capital on Tuesday to talk to lawmakers about a few of the many solar bills that have been submitted this session. While we were there, we were interviewed by LPB about the Solar Car Project and were asked our opinions on extending solar tax credits to businesses.

To view the interview, go to  and select “May 6th”. The solar segment is about 1/2 way through the 8 minute piece.

Solar Powered Car in Baton Rouge!

A team located in Buffalo, NY started a project called Solar Car Project.  They built a solar powered car to travel the globe, where the journey began in the Great Lakes area on June 12, 2008.  They travelled West to Oregon and Washington and up to Canada and in the Arctic Circle!

Continue reading “Solar Powered Car in Baton Rouge!”

Louisiana has its 2nd NABCEP Certified Installer

Louisiana now has another NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified professional! Jeff Shaw, president of Gulf South Solar has earned the highest certification for the solar professional, NABCEP Solar PV Installer. Continue reading “Louisiana has its 2nd NABCEP Certified Installer”

GSS Celebrates Earth Day!

Gulf South Solar will be appearing at many Earth Day celebrations this month in Abita Spring,  Baton Rouge and in Mobile, AL. Stop by our booth and check out our solar trailers! Continue reading “GSS Celebrates Earth Day!”

Gulf South Solar Exhibits at NOLA Home and Garden Show

Gulf South Solar will be exhibiting at the New Orleans Home and Garden Show, Thursday March 26 – Sunday March 29th at the Louisiana Superdome. Continue reading “Gulf South Solar Exhibits at NOLA Home and Garden Show”

House Bill 32 Could Give Businesses a 50% Tax Credit for Solar

Homeowners across Louisiana who have purchase solar systems in 2008 are aware of the very generous Louisiana state tax credit and  the 30% federal tax credits available to them. Businesses however, are currently only able to claim the federal tax incentives. Continue reading “House Bill 32 Could Give Businesses a 50% Tax Credit for Solar”

First NABCEP certified professional in Louisiana

Louisiana now has its first NABCEP certified professional. Justin Runnels of Gulf South Solar has earned the highest certification for the solar professional, NABCEP Solar PV Installer.  Continue reading “First NABCEP certified professional in Louisiana”