See if you qualify
See if you qualify
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 2020 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 2020 the perfect time to go solar in Idaho!
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. We provide solar to homeowners in Pocatello, Boise, Idaho Falls, and many surrounding areas.
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
Bonus: energy savings kit*
Smart Thermostat** and Home LED Light Package
**Smart Thermostat owners save an average of 23% annually on heating and cooling costs.
We want to make sure you receive the greatest solar savings off your utility bills while helping Idaho achieve maximum, positive environmental impact.
When you contact Blue Raven Solar we’ll show you how we’ve combined the benefits of solar lease, PPA, and purchase options to create the most powerful residential solar solution for you. We call it BLUEPOWER™ and it’s revolutionizing the solar industry.
|A qualified sales representative will answer any questions and get details about your home and existing energy consumption|
|Our designers will create a maximum efficiency plan for your roof|
|Our trained in-house technicians will install your solar panels|
|Our project coordinators will help you connect your system to the grid|
|You enjoy your savings and producing clean energy with your solar panels|
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Blue Raven Solar, LLC
Electrical Contractor: 029472
General Contractor: RCE-46825
The customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart, and our team in Idaho are some 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 the savings. From sale to installation and energization, we’re working hard behind the scenes to keep the process moving along.
Before we begin installing your 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, 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 design team will work with you to create a maximum efficiency plan for your roof. We will be able to answer any questions that you may have about the solar panel installation process, solar tax credits, or our financing options, including our industry-leading Blue Power Plus. Once we decide which financing option is best for you and your family we will create and sign the solar panel installation agreement. We will also take care of all necessary permits.
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 in Treasure Valley in 2020. 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!
You will save money
Our Idaho solar customers will save between $15,000 and $50,000+ 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.
You will get premium solar equipment
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.
You get worry-free solar ownership.
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 that you experience worry-free solar power system ownership.
You will get the fastest solar panel installation in Idaho
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.
We make going solar easy
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 is fast & easy.
We are local
Local teams, local offices, and local partnerships mean fast panel installation & net metering times, so you can begin saving with solar quickly! From Boise to Pocatello and Rexburg to Idaho Falls, we work with your city and county for quick solar permitting turnarounds. We make sure your home is prepped to pass required inspections and ready to quickly connect with local utilities.
We speed up installation
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.
Idaho Solar Facts
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 3,000 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!”
“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.”
“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.
“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!”
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Here at Blue Raven Solar, we know that 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.
Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – 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:
Net Metering – 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.
State Tax Deduction – 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 – 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.