Colorado Natives believe in living their lives to the fullest, and at a lower cost. From its snow-capped mountains to its flourishing cities and everything in between, Colorado has something for everyone. The state is full of nature lovers, adrenaline junkies, foodies, and health fanatics who not only love and respect each other, but also the land that they call home. With enough solar installed to power over a quarter of a million homes, Coloradans are embracing clean renewable energy now more than ever. Plus, Colorado is on a mission to have 100% of their energy needs met by renewable energy sources by 2050.
Now is the time to go solar in Colorado! With over 300 days of sun in Colorado, the Centennial State is one of the top-ranked states in the nation for rooftop solar potential. There has never been a better time to go solar in Colorado, and Blue Raven is going to help you make the most of your Colorado solar panels purchase.
Knowing if solar ownership, lease, or a power purchase agreement (PPA) is the best option for your home can be confusing. We are here to help you make the best choice.
FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes
STATE TAX CREDIT: Sales and property tax exemptions
REBATES: Deep discounts based on your utility provider
ENERGY SAVINGS: Guaranteed
SYSTEM OWNERSHIP: You own it!
BONUS: Energy savings kit includes a smart thermostat and LED light package to save an average of 20% annually on heating and cooling costs.
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Colorado is nicknamed the Centennial State because it became a state in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Home to the first cheeseburger, the first rodeo, the longest continuous street, the largest natural hot springs pool, and the world’s largest flat-top mountain, Colorado is not only a great place to visit, but also a great place to live. Home to almost 6 million people, the state is noted for its diverse landscape of mountains, canyons, rivers, desert lands, forests plains, and plateaus, as well as its environment-loving residents.
Colorado is also known for being a leader in sustainability and green initiatives. One of the most eco-friendly states in the nation, the Centennial State embraces solar and all the benefits it has to offer. It is one of the best states to make the switch to renewable energy, with solar rebates, tax exemptions and a great net metering program, homeowners in Colorado will save big when they put solar on their roof. Let’s jump into all the potential savings:
Colorado utilities companies have established effective net metering policies, allowing customers to save with any excess energy they produce. Xcel Energy offers the best net-metering program that allows you to use your excess production in two ways:
Through Colorado’s net metering policies, Colorado homeowners can get the most bang for their buck when installing solar. They can even make some money if they learn to make smart energy choices and cut their electricity usage.
Many Colorado utility companies offer solar rebates that can save homeowners some big bucks. Here are two current examples:
In Colorado, any renewable energy equipment is sales, use, and property tax-free. Thus, you will not have to pay any additional fees to the government even though you are adding value to your home.
Any new home buyers who put solar on their roof are eligible for a state program that will help you pay for your mortgage for 120 days. By adding energy efficiency upgrades and a renewable energy system, you could qualify for $750-$3,000 in savings.
Less than 3% of the current U.S. population are enjoying the benefits & savings of solar energy. Our joy is knowing that our customers are saving money and reducing their carbon footprint. We want the same for you.
With the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) of 30% and local incentives, Colorado residents are jumping at the chance to become a part of the renewable energy movement. We’re excited to help you throughout your solar journey and hope to help you make a positive impact on the environment while saving you thousands on your electricity bill!
Our Colorado customers will save between $15,000 and $30,000+ over a 25-year period depending on the size of their system and their current home energy use.
We’ll send a solar professional to your home to review your utility bills. Our analysts will quickly evaluate your bills and your roof to determine if you are qualified for maximum solar savings. If not, we won’t waste your time.
Blue Raven Solar customers deserve the best, so we offer only one level of quality: top-of-the-line. Our solar arrays are built using only high-end black-on-black, monocrystalline silicon solar panels and Enphase microinverters. When going solar in Colorado, you want high-quality productions at a low price. Going solar with Blue Raven means you get maximum value.
To make solar energy as dependable as the morning sun, we include a two-year productivity guarantee. Two years after installation, if our systems produce less than our original estimates, we update them with more panels free of charge.
We provide professional installation, and solar equipment warranties to ensure you experience worry-free solar power system ownership.
Designing a system to meet your daily energy needs and fit the available space is always a custom job. We use the latest satellite imagery and 3D modeling tools to get measurements and create a personalized analysis of your solar energy needs. And, we have the fastest installation times of any competitor, driven by systems and smart people who know how to get the job done. Your solar project will NEVER “sit” in our pipeline.
From first consultation until flipping the switch on a working solar-energy system, we keep the process as simple and hassle-free as possible. Our field service teams handle building permits, inspections, and every stage of the installation process. You are committed to clean energy and protecting our environment with solar, so we are committed to making sure going solar in Colorado is fast & easy.
Local teams, local office, and local partnerships mean fast panel installation & net metering times, so you can begin saving with solar quickly!
From Denver to Colorado Springs, along with other cities like Centennial, Littleton, Aurora, Golden, and Boulder, we are able to work with your city and county for quick solar permitting turnarounds. We will also make sure your home is prepped to pass required inspections and ready to quickly connect with local utilities.
Depending on your city, it can take between 6-12 weeks to get panels installed on your roof, followed by about 3-5 weeks to get interconnected with your utility to enjoy the benefits of net metering. The longest step is getting approved permits from your city. Rest assured we work with your city or county to expedite the permitting process so you can enjoy the benefits of going solar as soon as possible.
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BluePower Plus+™ combines the best aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease (or PPA) with the superior return and flexibility of solar ownership.
With BluePower Plus+™ you will get 18 months of free solar power, transforming your utility bill into monthly savings you can count on.
SmartStart gives you the freedom to extend the 18 month promotion to 5 years! During that time you can pay off your solar if you’d like, or just enjoy your savings.
At Blue Raven Solar we make sure that our Colorado solar customers get the best customer experience.
We keep you informed during every step of the process. Let us at Blue Raven Solar do the hard work while you enjoy your energy savings. From the initial call to the solar panel installation, we involve our clients input with every step.
Before we begin installing your solar panels at your Colorado home our solar panel experts will set up an initial meeting to ensure you are a good candidate for solar energy. Our solar energy expert will also check the electrical status of your home and state of your roof. We examine the roofing type, the angle, shading on the roof, along with many other aspects, including your energy usage history, in order to make sure that your solar panel installation is as easy as possible.
Once we complete your solar home assessment our designers will collaborate with you to create a maximum efficiency plan for your Colorado home. At this stage we welcome questions that you may have before we begin installing your solar panels. We often get questions about the installation process, solar tax credits, and our financing options, including our industry-leading BluePower Plus+. Once we have figured out which financial option is best for you we will have you sign a solar panel installation agreement. At this point we will take care of permits if that is necessary.
Our primary goal will always be to take care of our customers. We started this company with the goal of making solar energy accessible and affordable for the average homeowner, and that’s exactly what we intend to do. We want to continue providing you (the customer), with energy that protects the environment, saves you money, and improves the value of your home.
Our mission is to make homeowners’ lives better by reducing their energy bills, by increasing their reliance on clean and abundant renewable energy, and by providing a world-class customer experience through a reliable sales process and a speedy, high-quality installation.
With over 5,000 5-star reviews, the customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart from the rest of the solar industry.
“True to their word! Blue Solar was professional and dependable.
[The sales rep] held true to every word he said. He was dependable and reliable. The follow up is almost instantaneous and we couldn’t be happier. The service team that did the installation was courteous, on time and cleaned up any mess made. Literally felt like white glove service. We read other reviews and decided that Blue Raven was the perfect fit for us. Blue Raven should be very proud of the team that we interacted with. Excellent representation of their brand.”
THE JENNINGS FAMILY
When we bought our first home in Colorado we were keen on going as green as possible… We got a quote from another solar company, whose plan seemed poorly designed and would not produce 100% of our electricity usage. When we met with Blue Raven, it was a totally different story. The design made sense, and was estimated to cover 114% of our usage! Installation took only 1 day! As soon as March we saw the production numbers jump through the roof.
As of June 1 we’ve had 3 months of 100%+ production and our electric bill is as low as it can go (we are now only paying for the $15/mo utility connection fee). Blue Raven even pays the loan for the first 18 months to ensure you aren’t paying for electric and the loan simultaneously. Great service, great people, great system. No complaints!”
“We have been 1000% satisfied with our solar panel system. We were impressed with the knowledge that the sales rep had about the Blue Ray solar system. He answered all of our questions pertaining to the complete solar panel system and the financial advantages to us as owners. The system functions exactly as promised. We tell all of our family members and friends about our system and how much money we are saving. Our daughter liked what we told her about the advantages of installing a solar system on her home and she installed your panels on her home. They were very pleased with the system installed on their home. We were happy to receive a $250 check for referring to your company.”
“Very professional and easy to work with, without being pressured
I was approached by a number of solar companies to go “solar”, however the deals being offered by them required I sign there and then on the dotted line otherwise the deal would evaporate. Blue Solar allowed me to review the proposal and documents on my own time. When I had additional questions, they were happy to meet and clarify. At no time was I pressured into signing. Once I had signed the process was very easy, they dealt with the finance, HOA approval for installation. The Installation team were also professional. They walked me through the installation and how to operate the system, etc.”
Go solar with the best of the best in Colorado.
Blue Raven Solar was named a Colorado Top Company for energy by ColoradoBiz Magazine. Since arriving in Colorado in 2016, Blue Raven Solar has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners make the switch to renewable energy. With over 150 team members in the state, Blue Raven Solar is committed to making Colorado a great place to live and work.
Colorado Top Company entrants are judged on three criteria: outstanding achievement, financial performance, and community involvement. The Top Company judging panel is made up of editorial staff from the magazine and representatives from the business community.
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