The Gem State is known for its gemstones and natural resources, but Idahoans consider the landscape of the state the real gem. Whether it’s camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, fishing, or rafting, residents of Idaho love to get outside and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Idaho is also known for its agriculture, including the famous Idaho potatoes that grow in ideal conditions. All in all, Idaho has a lot riding on how its residents take care of the environment—and by going solar, Idahoans are doing just that.
Idaho solar companies are set to install 17 times the amount of solar panels they’ve installed over the last five years, and now is the perfect time to go solar! Prices for solar panels have fallen over 38% in the last 5 years. The declining cost of solar panels, along with the Federal Income Tax Credit (ITC) and other local incentives, make it the perfect time to go solar.
Knowing if solar ownership, lease, or a power purchase agreement (PPA) is the best option for your home can be difficult and confusing. Check out the information below about going solar in Idaho.
Cities we service in Idaho:
FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes
STATE TAX CREDIT: State income tax deduction of 40% of the cost of the project in the first year, and 20% each year for the next three years.
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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Here at Blue Raven Solar, we know buying a solar system can be a big decision. That’s why we take the time and effort to walk every one of our prospective customers through the pros and cons of going solar for their unique situations. As a homeowner discovers the benefits of solar, they can have a lot of questions. One of the most common categories of questions we receive from potential solar system buyers and even recent owners are about the federal solar tax credit and any other local incentives available in their area.
The federal solar tax credit allows homeowners to take 26% of the total cost of their system in 2019 and apply it as a tax credit in the following year. So, if you purchase a $20,000 system, you’ll be able to take $5,200 off your taxes the next year.
With such cheap electricity rates in Idaho, going solar might seem like a long-term investment. But the truth of the matter is that electricity prices are steadily rising and solar is a great investment for all Idaho residents. Let’s see Idaho’s local solar benefits:
All three utility companies in Idaho offer similar net metering policies. Net metering functions like this: any excess energy production will be applied as a credit to the next month’s bill. Avista doesn’t offer a 12-month roll-over pay out.
Residential homeowners are able to deduct 40% of the cost of your solar panel equipment and installation from your personal income taxes. For the next 3 years, Idahoans may apply 20% of the cost of their system to their income tax. This has a maximum deduction of $5,000 a year or $20,000 total.
Solar easement laws make it so that you can enter into an agreement with your neighbor that allows you to have continued access to sunshine.
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, Idaho 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 Idaho solar 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 you are not qualified, 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 with Idaho solar companies you want high-quality productions at a low price. Going solar with Blue Raven Solar means you get maximum value every time.
To make Blue Raven 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 that 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 all Idaho solar companies, driven by systems and smart people who know how to get the job done. Your solar project will NEVER “sit” in our pipeline.
At Blue Raven Solar we try to keep the solar process as simple as possible from our first meeting to when we turn on you Idaho home solar-energy system. Our specialized teams are qualified to handle any building permits or inspections you need. Your commitment to helping the environment by using clean energy makes us committed to making sure we make this process as simple as possible for you.
Local teams, local offices, and local partnerships mean fast panel installation and net metering times, so you can begin saving with solar quickly! We currently service Boise and other surrounding areas, to work with your city and county for quick solar permitting turnarounds. We ensure your home is prepped to pass required inspections and ready to quickly connect with local utilities.
Depending on your city in Idaho, 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 in Idaho 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.
The customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart, and our Idaho solar team is one of the best.
Going solar is a process, and Blue Raven Solar makes sure that the homeowner is informed every step of the way. We work hard so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the savings. From sale to solar panel installation and energization, we’re working hard behind the scenes to keep the process moving along efficiently.
Before we begin installing your Idaho solar panels our solar panel expert will set up an initial meeting at your home to ensure you are a good candidate for solar energy. Our solar energy expert will also check the electrical status of your home and condition of your roof. We examine the roofing type, the angle of the roof, 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 seamless as possible.
After we verify that you are a good candidate for solar panel installation, our Idaho design team will work with you to create a maximum efficiency plan for your home’s roof. We will be able to answer any questions that you have about the solar panel installation process, Idaho solar tax credits, or our unique financing options, including our industry-leading Blue Power Plus. Once we decide which financing option is best for you we will create and sign the solar panel installation agreement. We will also take care of permits if 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 10,000 5-star reviews, the customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart from the rest of the solar industry.
“This company is amazing. The process was so easy and the team made sure to answer any questions that I had. The install team was very fast, polite, and organized. Walked my household through the new system and went over all my questions. I would highly recommend this company and team to anyone! Wouldn’t change a thing. So happy I went with this team!”
“Blue Raven has been amazing to work with for the entire process. Their customer service is hands down five star…Also, I had two solar companies approach me during this time and none of them offered to pay the first 18 months of our energy costs. They partnered with LoanPal, which lead to me refinancing my home at a better interest rate and in 15 years. I had been in a 33 year loan through the USDA. The entire experience has been amazing! The panels look great. My energy bills are so low. I am producing so much energy! My loan payment took the place of my electrical bill.”
“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
“When we bought our first home, 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!”
If you’re looking to switch to clean, renewable energy in Idaho, look no further than Blue Raven Solar.
Idaho’s Best named Blue Raven Solar the top solar company statewide in 2021. The biggest and most popular award in the state, Idaho’s Best is awarded based off of a combination of customer reviews and votes from Idaho residents. More than 100,000 Idahoans participate in voting for these awards each year, so finalists and winners really are the people’s choice.
With a 4.7 star rating and hundreds of customer reviews in Idaho, Blue Raven Solar is helping customers in the Gem State switch to solar and save thousands of dollars through utility bill savings and tax credits. Not to mention, going solar helps keep Idaho beautiful!
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