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.
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).
- Tax Credits Federal Tax Credits: Energy Star Web site State Tax Credits: Solar Tax Credits | Home Energy Loan Program (HELP)
- ENERGY STAR
- Louisiana Home Energy Rebate Option
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.”