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Jeffrey Cantin

Jeff is an entrepreneur and industry leader in Louisiana’s growing solar and renewable energy industries. He is co-founder and current President of the region’s renewable energy trade association GSREIA ( http://www.gsreia.org ), with a focus on policy development in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Jeff is also President and owner of Solar Alternatives Inc (http://www.solalt.com ), a solar and energy independence firm based in New Orleans. Co-founder of Louisiana Wind LLC ( http://www.lawind.com ), which aims to bring the first utility-scale wind farm to central Louisiana by 2020. Jeff received a BSEE from Rice before an early career in enterprise software, and returned to New Orleans just in time for Hurricane Katrina to force a career shift into rebuilding and solar energy. Jeff is a licensed contractor, NABCEP Solar PV and Thermal certified, and enjoys escaping into the North Carolina mountains for relief from southern summers.