The state of Oregon is known for being peculiar. Some fun facts? There’s no sales tax, you don’t have to pump your own gas, it has a breathtaking coastline, and yes – it rains a lot. But despite the rain, Oregon is a great place for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy. Oregon gets less rain than Germany, the world’s leader in reliable, pollution-free solar energy use. With enough solar to power over 100,000 homes in the state, Oregon homeowners can make the switch to clean, renewable energy today.
Plus, now is the perfect time to go solar! Solar companies in Oregon are set to install 17 times the amount of solar panels they’ve installed over the last five years, and prices have also fallen 38% in that time. With federal and local incentives to buy solar panels, there is no better time to make the switch. Learn about going solar in Oregon with Blue Raven Solar today.
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 Oregon.
Cities we service in Oregon:
FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes
STATE TAX CREDIT: No state tax credit available
ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON: Deep discounts based on your utility provider
*rebates come to Blue Raven Solar for customers of PGE which allow us to pass along cost savings to you.
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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Oregon has one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the United States. From the coastline, to rivers and lakes and forests, lovers of the outdoors have plenty to do and see in Oregon. It is also one of the most biking friendly states, and one of the most environmentally friendly places to live.
Because Oregonians love their nature, it’s no surprise that the state is a huge supporter of solar energy. In fact, they love solar so much that they want 50% of energy production to be through renewable energy resources by 2040. With that said, let’s see the local solar benefits Oregon is offering to their citizens:
Oregon is a great state to be a solar owner because all utilities must offer net metering. This means all excess energy production will carry over to your next month’s bill. Unfortunately, Oregon’s net metering program does not roll over more than one month.
In January of 2020, Oregon began a new solar rebates program offering new residential solar buyers $0.20 per watt on their system. There is a catch on how much this rebate can save you as it has a maximum payout of $5,000 or 40% of the cost of your system.
All solar panels in Oregon are exempt from property tax. This means that the extra value added to your home from your solar system will not be added to your property tax.
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.
More and more Oregon residents are making the switch to solar with the help of local and federal incentives.
At Blue Raven Solar, we believe solar power is the future of energy, today. While many solar companies focus on markets where it’s sunny and solar might be a more obvious choice, we want to give homeowners everywhere a chance to go solar with a top-tier solar company. Some might think that Oregon is too gloomy and rainy for solar panels to be worth it, but what they don’t know is that it can still save Oregon homeowners thousands of dollars while helping them to reduce their carbon footprint. Solar panels can still produce energy in cloudy weather, and Oregon receives more sun than Germany, one of the world’s leaders in solar energy.
Energy is more than numbers on your utility meter or the cost of your monthly electrical bill. Everything you do to help conserve energy has a major impact on our environment. And as a bonus, it has a positive effect on your finances. Solar power protects you from rising energy costs and increases the value of your home. 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, Oregon residents are jumping at the chance to become a part of the renewable energy movement. These incentives, along with monthly utility bill savings, make solar make a lot of sense for the Oregon homeowner. Also, utility prices will continue to rise every year, so the savings from going solar will also increase. 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 Oregon 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. In fact, some of our solar panels are manufactured right here in Oregon. When going solar 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 warrantees 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 the solar companies in Oregon, 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 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 Portland to Medford and from Eugene to Bend, 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 free 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 team in Oregon 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 BluePower 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.
“Blue Raven Solar was totally professional, competent and a delight to have working at my home. Each stage of the process from the consultant [sales consultant] to the installer [solar installer] and all in between was performed with the utmost efficiency.The feel good factor of helping the planet is also the icing on the cake. Many thanks.”
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