Homeowners can learn about the costs and benefits of going solar when the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association meets at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Dillard University Resource Center, Collier House, 3301 Annette St., New Orleans. (A potluck will begin at 12:30 p.m.)
The presentation will be given by Quick Solar, a New Orleans tech startup conducting an education campaign on solar power as funding dwindles for the state’s solar power tax credit program. There is a cap of $10 million on Louisiana solar tax credits in 2015, a $10 million cap in 2016, and a $5 million cap in 2017.
The information also is available online in the form of a free drag-and-drop solar estimation tool at QuickSolar.com/Louisiana. As the software-user drags and drops solar electric panels onto a satellite image of a home, key metrics are displayed related to the costs and benefits for individual homeowners to go solar.
Once the design is complete, homeowners will receive a free, customized, six-page solar report along with a rendering of what solar panels would look like on their home. Because QuickSolar does not sell or install residential solar arrays, its focus is to educate and inform Louisiana homeowners on what solar can do for them.