Solar Is The New Booming Crop in Boise
The city of Boise has decided: clean, safe and renewable energy is the future. Over the past year, Boise has had hundreds of residential solar installations. Idaho solar companies want to keep the air clean and the environment flourishing. But there’s another reason people are installing solar panels systems. Boise and surrounding area homeowners are saving big on utility bills.
Solar cuts down the amount you pay for electricity from Idaho Power. You produce the electricity your home needs and the surplus energy goes back into the power grid. Solar panels free up your hard-earned money to let you head up to the Boise Mountains, never miss a game at “the blue field”, and just do more of what you enjoy.
For the past 2 years, our solar company has been part of the effort to install over 400 MW (megawatts) of solar across Idaho. Between a federal tax credit, Idaho income-tax deductions and other local Boise incentives solar has become a no-brainer for Idahoans. We’re proud to have joined a community that is “making it easier and simpler process for businesses and homes to go solar.”
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With Blue Power Plus+ qualifying Idaho homeowners get 18 months free solar
Federal solar tax credits are available
BluePower Plus+™ is the most innovative and cutting edge solar financing product on the market by far. Here’s why…
Our BluePower Plus+ plan combines the best financing aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease, called a power purchase agreement (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. Learn more about the cost of solar for your home by contacting us, as the price differs for each system installed.
We make sure you save money in the long run by installing efficient photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, inverters, and other equipment. This also adds to your home resale value should you decide to move.
Your solar panel system is customized for your home, budget, and lifestyle. Our solar company uses modern black-on-black solar panels, which are higher quality and blend in with your roof. The system also includes a 25-year manufacturer warranty along with a production guarantee, a workmanship warranty, and a roof penetration warranty.
The system includes a 25-year manufacturer warranty
We install modern black-on-black solar panels
How Solar Energy Works
How solar energy works is a combination of technology, economics, and customer service. But it begins with the sun beaming enough energy to earth each hour to power global civilization for a year. With the right equipment, you can harness your share of it and power your life on sunlight. Blue Raven Solar combines all those into a hassle-free experience to make going solar almost as easy as flipping a switch.
The Technology: Photovoltaics, power inverters, net metering, and photons from the sun create a clean, renewable power source for homeowners. Switching to solar shrinks utility bills and your carbon footprint while boosting the value of your home.
The Economics: Falling equipment prices, lucrative tax incentives, and attractive financing make solar energy more accessible to average homeowners than ever. In today’s energy market, rooftop solar often pays back its initial price in just a few years.
The Service: Going solar happens in steps: consultation, design, permitting, installation, inspection, and energization. Each step involves its own process. When you go solar with Blue Raven, our team works hard to keep the whole experience trouble-free.
Become Your Own Power Plant
At Blue Raven this is the heart of what we believe: our nation’s current power generation is not sustainable. As a nation, we still get over 67% of our electricity from the burning of fossil fuels.
Regardless if one believes in global warming or not, we can all agree that the toxic pollution that these carbon-based energy sources spew into the atmosphere is not a good thing. The simple test is this: would you like your family to live next to a coal-fired power plant?
Standard electricity is produced from fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas. When burned, these fuels emit chemical gases causing pollution and harm to our environment. Fossil fuels are not only destructive to the environment, but they are also a limited resource. Solar electricity is by far one of the cleanest forms of energy.
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! As America’s #1 solar installer, we continue to grow throughout Idaho, so please get in touch to find out how we can serve you.
Blue Raven Solar Boise provides solar to many areas within and surrounding Boise, Idaho. Major cities include Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Caldwell, Nampa, Middleton, Emmett, Mayfield, and many others.
It’s time to take control of your electricity costs in 2020 with Blue Raven Solar Boise. Give us a call or request a free custom quote. It only takes a couple of minutes to find out how much you could be saving with one of the top companies in the solar industry.
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How do we describe our love for Idaho? No matter where you travel in the Gem state it’s easy to feel awe-inspired by nature. Boise residents love the outdoors and spending time in the mountains, canyons, lakes, and rivers. Every sight is a reminder that we ought to do our part as individuals to keep the environment clean.
Blue Raven Solar is among the most well-reviewed, fastest-growing solar companies in the nation (among the top suppliers on SolarReviews, Google, and Yelp for Boise). As a full-service in-house solar provider, we do not outsource our work to any contractors. This means a speedy installation—1 to 2 months in most cases—and superior customer service for you. We take care of design, permitting, engineering, electrical, installation, paperwork, and everything else.
It’s been almost 4 years now since opening our Idaho, Blue Raven Solar headquarters. And while there are many reasons why we’re here, these are the some of biggest:
Idaho receives slightly above the average amount of sunlight that the United States receives, and if you’re considering switching to solar, you might be wondering how many panels you would need for your home and how much they will cost. To answer this question, you first need to know your goals in going solar in order to give an effective answer. Are you looking to lower your monthly electricity bill? Increase the value of your home? Reduce your carbon footprint? Or charge your electric vehicle? Because the list of solar goals is endless, we know that every prospective buyer will have a unique solar solution. That is why we are committed to helping our customers discover their solar goals and providing a custom solar solution that will keep them happy for years to come.
What do you want out of your solar system?
For most homeowners, the answer to this question will be simple: I want to cover the cost of my electricity bill. Other homeowners will have more complex solar goals like: I want to have enough panels to have 0 carbon footprint, or I want to be able to sustain my energy usage during energy blackouts. Some homeowners may not even know what they want out of their system. If you fall into this category, I’d invite you to reflect on several questions:
By answering these three questions, you’ll discover what your solar goals are and be better situated to determine how many panels your roof will need. Now that we can clearly define what our solar goals are, what other factors affect the number of panels you’ll need?
How much power does your house use?
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average American household uses 10,908 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, or about 909 kWh per month. With that being said, those numbers have no real significance or meaning to the average American homeowner, so let’s break it down. One kilowatt hour equals the amount of energy you would use to keep a 1000-watt appliance running for one hour. For example, you would have to leave a 10-watt light bulb on for 10 hours in order to use 1 kWh of energy. With an average cost of 13 cents per kWh of energy in the United States, the average American household will spend $113 dollars a month on electricity. As you can see, there are thousands of dollars in potential savings by going solar!
At Blue Raven Solar, we know that many homes do not fall into this “average” category. Thus, there’s not a one size fits all solution to the question: how many solar panels do I need? That is why the first step in determining how many solar panels your roof will need is knowing how much power your home uses. We always ask our customers for their latest power bills to determine how much energy their home uses. From there, we can give a quick estimate of how many solar panels they’ll need to accomplish their solar goals.
What else determines how many solar panels you’ll need on your home in Boise, Idaho? Read the rest of our blog to find out!