Gulf States Renewable Energy Industry Association

Our Mission:


We give the Renewable Energy Industry a voice in Policy and Economic Development across the Gulf Coast


Our Impact

GSREIA is committed to advancing pro-renewable energy policy at the state and local level. From establishing relationships with regional utilities to intervening in statewide energy dockets, the association informs its membership of every issue facing the industry and acts as one voice. The industry’s importance is growing day by day; these are just a few of GSREIA’s recent accomplishments:



Mega Watts installed

Commercial and Residential renewable energy projects have emerged across the Gulf State region.



Homes powered by solar

The Residential Solar Community is a robust and engaged group of residents who continue to fight for friendlier state=-level policies.




Our region boasts renewable energy employers ranging from utility scale developers to residential contractors.


Our Mission

The Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA) represents Solar and Renewable Energy firms throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in matters of policy, regulation, and public relations. GSREIA is a non-profit, open-membership trade association with an elected board and officers, advocating to benefit the region's economy and environment.

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Our Goals

Solar is not just a multi-billion dollar business in the United States. It is an energy solution that provides clean, reliable electricity, increases consumer choice, and helps homeowners and business owners save money on their utility bills. GSREIA works hard to ensure that the solar industry fosters practices that protect consumers, expands solar access to all communities, and promotes a diverse and growing workforce.



GSREIA is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a  strong solar industry to power the Gulf States Region  through advocacy and education. We represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy. GSREIA works with its member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in the Gulf States, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy.

economic Development

Currently, total solar investment in the state of Mississippi is $252.24 Million and $309.94 Million in the State of Louisiana producing jobs and revenue for Gulf States.


The solar industry is one of the fastest areas of job growth in America today, offering career opportunities to all education and experience levels. GSREIA leads major initiatives and conducts research to support a strong and diverse solar workforce.

Consumer protection

GSREIA works to ensure that consumer protection is at the forefront of the solar industry. We are developing resources designed to safeguard customer rights, providing a forum for members of the press, governments and other stakeholders to access materials relevant to consumer protection, and establishing pro-competitive guidelines for the solar industry to enhance consumer protection.


March 2019

“Louisiana utility Cleco Power may issue a request for proposals for up to 400 MW of solar capacity some time this year.”

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Get Involved

Join businesses and professionals from across the region to strengthen renewable energy policy, remove market barriers, and grow solar and renewable business opportunities.  GSREIA is propelling the growth of the renewable energy markets in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama through persistent policy advancement, stakeholder education, and relationship development.  If you are currently working in the renewable energy industry or will be in the future, then becoming a GSREIA member is one of the smartest moves to make.


Become a Member

Become a part of the Gulf South network that is reshaping the landscape for the solar and renewable energy industries.

Network opportunities

Check out our Calendar for upcoming networking events and policy hearings.

Make a Donation

Contribute to Policy Analysis and Advocacy efforts that keep renewable energy policy competitive.