Programs and Tax Credits

Energy Efficiency Programs and Tax Credits

Louisiana energy efficiency programs and state and federal tax credits are available for Louisiana residents to help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses.  Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 which was signed in February 2018, a number of tax credits for residential energy efficiency that had expired at the end of 2016 were renewed. Tax credits for non-business energy property are now available retroactive to purchases made through December 31, 2017.  Tax credits for all residential renewable energy products have been extended through December 31, 2021, and feature a gradual step down in the credit value.

Products eligible for the tax credits that have earned the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment.  Learn More 

2017 Non-business Energy Property Tax Credits

Tax Credit:  10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300.

Expires:  December 31, 2017

Details:  Must be an existing home & your principal residence.  New construction and rentals do not apply.

2017 Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the renewable energy tax credits for fuel cells, small wind turbines, and geothermal heat pumps now feature a gradual step down in the credit value, the same as those for solar energy systems.

Tax Credit:

  • 30% for systems placed in service by 12/31/2019
  • 26% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2019 and before 01/01/2021
  • 22% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2020 and before 01/01/2022

Expires:  December 31, 2021

Details: Existing homes and new construction qualify.  Both principal residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.

*Disclaimer: The tax credit information contained within this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for expert advice from a professional tax/financial planner or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

 

Homeowner Resources 

Builder and Commercial Resources

  • LA House: Home and landscape resource center. According to The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture, “LaHouse is a high-performance housing demonstration home, educational attraction and Extension outreach program of the LSU AgCenter. LaHouse exhibits hundreds of research-based solutions for green, hazard-resistant and healthy homes.”