Entergy New Orleans to install solar panels on homes of low-income customers for bill credit

Published on March 04, 2019 by Dave Kovaleski

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Entergy New Orleans is launching a program to put solar panels on the rooftops of low-income customers’ homes and give them a $30 credit on their energy bills every month.

The program, called the Residential Rooftop Solar Program, will allow customers in need to participate in the benefits of distributed renewable energy by allowing the company to install utility owned and operated panels on their homes with no complicated leases or upfront cash.

“This program is as important as it is innovative for a sustainable energy future for New Orleans,” David Ellis, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, said. “We want to thank our customers for coming along on this journey with us as we continue to build the utility of the future.”

Entergy New Orleans will install the rooftop solar system at no cost to customers and provide all system maintenance. It will also educate customers on the benefits of the program and how the system operates.

Customers in the city who are interested in participating in the program can send an email to [email protected].

Entergy New Orleans is an electric and gas utility that provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 106,000 customers in Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.