BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A solar energy company that helps cut down utility costs for low and middle income families is opening its first office in Baton Rouge.
PosiGen, opening its sales office at 10935 Perkins Road, provides services and products to make solar energy more affordable to homeowners. Its grand opening was held March 19, where Mayor Sharon Weston Broome spoke.
“Some families would not have access to clean energy without PosiGen,” said Mayor-President Weston Broome. “The deep investment, which is a hallmark of my administration, an investment in dis-invested communities, wholly embodies my mission of equity and inclusion across the city no matter what the zip code. So PosiGen, I look forward to working with you."
The Baton Rouge office is starting off with a sales team of ten employees. The future plan is to base their operations center in Baton Rouge, creating 30+ high-paying jobs.
“The new office will not only help Baton Rouge homeowners who need it most face their energy burdens, but will also inject the local economy with the addition of well-paying, cutting edge renewable energy jobs,” PosiGen CEO Tom Neyhart said. “We are excited about the potential for growth in the Baton Rouge market. Our goal is to help as many people as possible, and by being the only solar company focusing on low-to-moderate income homeowners, we know we are making an impact on deserving families.”
PosiGen started in 2011 in post-Katrina New Orleans. The company now serves over 13,000 homeowners, and is present in Louisiana, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida. The office is expected to bring in high-paying renewable energy jobs.