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The state of solar in Shreveport, LA
Shreveport, LA, experiences 211 days of sunshine each year—six days more than the national average.*All that Louisiana sunlight positions Shreveport to generate lots of solar power. However, for now, the city is only utilizing a fraction of its solar power potential.
According to Google Project Sunroof, Shreveport has 56,000 roofs that are viable for solar panels. Installing solar panels on all those roofs will enable Shreveport to generate up to 1.8 million MWh of AC per year.* That leaves loads of room for growth by forward-thinking Shreveport residents and business owners!
How much solar energy does Shreveport produce?
The best time for solar in Shreveport is between July and August. During that period, solar panels facing the equator at an angle equal to the latitude can produce up to 6.07 kWh/m2 per day. During other times of the year, panels facing the same position can generate an average of 5.05 kWh/m2 per day.*
What are the advantages of going solar in Shreveport?
Solar energy benefits both you and your environment. It helps the environment by reducing your carbon footprint, and it benefits you and your family by saving money. Powering your home with solar energy costs less than relying on electricity from the grid. By switching to solar today, you can save roughly $5,674 over the next 20 years in Shreveport.*
Also, if you pair your solar panels with backup up batter power, you can enjoy an uninterrupted power supply even when the main grid is down. Another reason to switch to solar is the thousands of dollars of value it can add to your home.
How much does solar cost in Shreveport?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:
Quality of the installed solar system
Roof size and angle
Home energy needs
To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country. In Shreveport, we found that the average investment to own a 5 kW solar system ranges from $11,550 to $14,900, or in other words, from $2.31 to $2.98 per watt—and that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives. Over the past five years, the cost of solar systems in Shreveport has dropped by 43%. You can also access multiple state and federal solar incentives that reduce solar installation expenses by 50 to 60%.
Some of these incentives include:
Federal Solar Tax Credit: Homeowners who purchase their system as opposed to leasing it, can get a tax credit of up to 26% of the total cost of the solar installation.*·
Home Energy Loan Program (H.E.L.P.): If you are eligible, you can apply for a low-interest loan of up to $12,000 to purchase a solar system.
Louisiana Net Metering: While Louisiana’s net metering policy isn’t one of the best, it still allows homeowners to get paid for any excess solar energy their system produces.*
Property Tax Exemption: Installing a solar system increases your property’s value, but this exemption ensures that you do not pay additional property taxes on your property’s added value.
What’s the best way to go solar in Shreveport?
When you are ready to switch to clean energy, contact a licensed and reputable solar company committed to high-quality products and installations. Be sure to arrange for a consultation and custom design that can tailor solar solutions to meet your budget, property, and energy needs. You should also consider how a solar system will boost your property's value and complement its aesthetics. If you install premium quality solar systems from reputable brands, they should stand the test of time.
A reputable solar energy company should also help you access every available solar incentive and rebate to help you reduce installation costs.
Looking for commercial solar in Shreveport?
SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.
- *. BestPlaces: Climate in Shreveport, Louisiana: https://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/louisiana/shreveport (July 2021)
- *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer: https://sunroof.withgoogle.com/data-explorer/place/ChIJH-mYF40qMYYR3Zykh... (November 2018).
- *. Solar Energy Local: Solar Power in Shreveport, LA: https://www.solarenergylocal.com/states/louisiana/shreveport/ (July 2021)
- *. EnergySage: https://www.energysage.com/local-data/solar-panel-cost/la/caddo-county/s... (June 2021)
- *. Tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
- *. The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
- *. Wood Mackenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020
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