Solar: The Holiday Gift that Always Gives Back

The holiday season is one of the greatest times of the year. We are able to spend time with family, enjoy the beautiful winter months in our cozy homes, and reflect on personal milestones and goals from the previous year. With so many misfortunes in 2020, many families might feel like they deserve to splurge a little bit on the most popular part of the holiday season: gift giving. While buying a new car or a massive TV might not be very realistic this year, Blue Raven Solar is giving the gift that never stops giving back.

Solar, a great family gift

Solar is a present that will make every family member happy. For starters, kids love solar because it “magically” generates electricity from the sun. Naturally, children will be inclined to learn more about these power producing panels, which becomes a fantastic way to teach clean energy habits and help future generations protect the planet. Teenagers love solar because it means that they can power up their phones, laptops, and video game consoles for hours of daily screen time without driving up the price of their parent’s electricity bill. With more time to connect online and less complaints from parents about power usage, teens are bound to be happy with their parents’ solar purchase! Spouses or partners will love a solar holiday surprise because it saves money! Not only will it put money back into their pocket, but it will become the talk of the neighborhood. With neighbors asking questions about their new solar purchase, spouses will be able to refer their friends and make some extra cash with our referral bonus program ($250 per referral). Lastly, solar is also an amazing gift for you, the buyer, because it benefits the whole family. Your little kids, teenagers, and spouses or partners will love the new system for years to come!

We make it affordable

Solar and affordable don’t usually appear in the same sentence. However, over the last 5 years, the price of solar has dropped to an all-time low. At Blue Raven Solar, we know that most families do not have $20,000 – $30,000 in disposable income to pay off the entire cost of a new solar system! That is why we have created our BluePower+ solar financing program, which allows qualifying homeowners to go solar for 0 dollars down, 0 installation fees, and 0 payments for their first 18 months. Yes, you read that correctly, all our customers who finance their panels through BluePower+ this holiday season won’t pay a single penny until June of 2022. Once your first 18 months are up, your original monthly electricity bill will be substituted with a smaller monthly solar loan payment (that way you’ll be saving cash every month). Keep in mind that Blue Raven Solar is the only solar company that offers an upfront promotion, but we don’t stop there.

We also pride ourselves in providing the best product and service available in the solar industry. Any homeowner who lives within our servicing areas can apply to receive a free solar quote from one of our very own solar specialists. As homeowners apply and wait for an appointment, our design team builds out an accurate 3D solar rendering using sun tracking software as well as data points from the homeowner’s last 12 electricity bills. By being meticulous, we can prevent under and over selling customers, which contributes to long-term customer satisfaction. With a custom 3D proposal in hand, the solar specialist will be able to walk the homeowner through their unique solar solution, answer any solar questions, discuss our promotions, and make any necessary adjustments that the customer desires. All in all, our ultimate objective is to get you saving from day one of your solar journey, and for years and years to come!

Solar puts money back in your pocket

Eighteen months of free solar isn’t the only way you’ll be able to save this holiday season and for decades of holiday seasons to come! Because solar relies on the sun, many of our solar systems overproduce electricity in the summer months. Utilities companies have taken notice to this trend and have established net metering programs. These programs gift homeowners whose solar systems overproduce with energy credits. These energy credits can be used during the less sunny winter months and ensure that homeowners will rarely have to pay their utility company more than their monthly $5-$10 connection fee. In some states, these “gifts” can be sold back to the utility company for cash at the end of the month or year. Typically, the savings from our solar systems pay themselves off in 6-8 years from the date of the original purchase. By owning your solar system, all of that saved cash will go directly back into your wallet and can be distributed to other parts of your family’s budget.

Solar is 22% off this holiday season

Even during the holidays, large purchases like homes and cars rarely offer large discounts. Fortunately for holiday shoppers, solar buyers are still eligible to receive tax credits for their eco-friendly purchase. Ever since the mid 2000s, the federal government has provided solar buyers with a 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC). This tax credit allows homeowners to take 30% of the total cost of their new solar system and apply it as a tax credit in the following year. As solar has become more affordable, the government has reduced the size of this solar savings tax credit. Luckily, homeowners who choose to go solar this holiday season will be able to lock in a tax credit worth 22% of the overall cost of their solar system. On a $22,000 system this would equate to $4,840 in total savings. If a car dealership offered you $5,000 off the price tag of a brand-new car, you’d probably take it. Not to mention that states and municipalities offer their own solar incentives that chip even more off the total cost of your system. Unfortunately, after December of 2021, homeowners will no longer be able to benefit from the federal tax credit as it is stopping for residential properties in 2022. This means that by waiting just one holiday season to go solar, homeowners will lose out on thousands of dollars in potential solar savings. At Blue Raven Solar, we’re trying our best to spread the word and get as many homeowners installed before this federal incentive vanishes!

Give a gift to the planet & a great charity

With the commercialization of the holiday festivities in the 21st century, it is easy to get distracted by expiring deals and shiny new toys. We often forget about the importance of spending and cherishing time with family, cultural traditions, and giving thanks for all that we are so fortunate to have. Going solar reminds homeowners to love and respect the planet. Not only will homeowners significantly reduce their carbon footprint by going solar, but they will also be reminded to seek to develop other eco-friendly habits. Every step towards a greener planet helps, which is why the most fulfilling aspect of being a solar company is knowing that we’re giving back to our planet.

Another way in which we give back is through helping less fortunate communities. In recent years, Blue Raven Solar has developed a strong partnership with the Givepower foundation through their GivePartner program. This nonprofit organization builds solar-powered desalination water farms that produce up to 70,000 liters of clean water per day for communities in areas that do not have access to clean water. With every Blue Raven installation, we give $20 to GivePower, and that $20 donation provides one person with access to clean water for at least 20 years. Thus, going solar in 2020 is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, your family, the planet, and under-served communities.

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