On May 7, the Louisiana House approved HB 705, a bill to phase out the solar energy tax credit for purchase and installation of systems for residential buildings by 2020, by a vote of 95-1. The tax credit would be transformed into a solar electric system credit. The new credit would allow residents to claim a credit equal to 35 percent of the first $25,000 of purchasing and installation costs. The underutilized tax credit for wind systems would also be eliminated. The bill will now be considered by the Louisiana Senate.