Press Releases

November 21st, 2016
Updated: Louisiana Public Service Commission Eliminates Cap on Solar Net Metering

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016                                   PRESS RELEASE   Louisiana Public Service Commission Eliminates Cap on Solar Net Metering New Solar Customers Will Now Receive Fair Credit For Electricity Generated to the Grid Updated 12/9/2016: LPSC Order …

May 13th, 2015
First Utility-Scale Solar Project a Win for Louisiana

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2015                                                        PRESS RELEASE   First Utility-Scale Solar Project a Win for Louisiana New Project Underscores Need for Strong Solar Industry and Renewable Resources   New Orleans, LA – Yesterday, Entergy New Orleans announced …

March 1st, 2015
Louisiana Solar Industry Responds to Administration Budget Proposal Targeting Tax Credits

  For Immediate Release: Feb. 27, 2015                                                         PRESS RELEASE   Solar Industry Responds to Administration Budget Announcement Tax Credit Proposal Affects Middle-Income Residents and Small Business; Thousands of Jobs in Jeopardy   Baton Rouge, LA – Jeff Cantin, …

July 1st, 2014
GSREIA Announces Formal Complaint to LPSC Regarding Flawed NEM Consultant Selection

Sign the Petition – Click Here!   July 1, 2014: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeff Cantin, 888-647-7342 Local Solar and Renewable Organizations File Formal Complaint with LPSC New Orleans, La. – GSREIA joined 14 other local solar and renewable organizations …

February 25th, 2014
February 25, 2014 – LOUISIANA SOLAR INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO RECENT NEWS COVERAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Louisiana Solar Industry Responds to Recent News Coverage at WDSU, WWL and Advocate NEW ORLEANS – In light of recent coverage of the solar industry in New Orleans area outlets, the solar industry representative Gulf States Renewable …

July 9th, 2013
July 8, 2013 – Louisiana Solar Industry Celebrates Historic Legislation – Act 428

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BATON ROUGE, LA – After Governor Jindal’s signature on the longest, sunniest day of the year June 21, Louisiana cemented solar energy as a priority for the citizens of the state with HB705, now Act 428. With …

April 13th, 2013
April 13, 2013 – “Voices of Solar” Ad Campaign Airs This Weekend in Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW ORLEANS, LA – This weekend, in light of an important Public Service Commission decision to maintain or change retail net metering in Louisiana, GSREIA will be airing “Voices of Solar” commercials to showcase the support for …

January 7th, 2013
January 7, 2013 – GSREIA Member Company, Stion, Amasses $25 Million Investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HATTIESBURG, MS – Stion, a solar module manufacturing firm with a large scale production facility in Hattiesburg, MS, has recently raised $25 million in equity funding to expand production at its Mississippi manufacturing plant.  This is in …

December 13th, 2012
December 13, 2012 – Public Service Commission Defers Net Meter Ruling for 30 Days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BATON ROUGE, LA – Yesterday, December 12th, the Louisiana Public Service Commission voted to defer recent LPSC staff recommendations regarding changes to net metering rules in Louisiana until mid January, 2013.  The proposed set of recommendations would …

October 11th, 2012
October 11, 2012 – Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association Holds Fall General Meeting at Stion Solar Manufacturing Plant in Hattiesburg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HATTIESBURG, MS – As both Louisiana and Mississippi consider the future of various tax credit programs relating to renewable energy, the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA) will hold a meeting for members and interested parties …

August 5th, 2012
August 5, 2012 – Louisiana Solar Industry Shares Merits of Tax Credit Program with Revenue Study Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW ORLEANS, LA – In light of recent focus on Louisiana’s tax credits as the Louisiana Legislature’s Revenue Study Commission begins its work, the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA) today announced updated jobs and economic …

September 23rd, 2011
September 23, 2011 – GSREIA Reaffirms Strong Potential of Solar and Renewable Energy Sources Despite Recent Concerns

REGION’S RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY GROWING RAPIDLY DESPITE ATTENTION ON ISOLATED BANKRUPTCIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association today announced its reaction to ongoing criticism of the solar and renewable energy industry, and …