Portland Continues to Be a Trailblazer
Imagine a world run on renewable energy. This is the inspiration behind Portland’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy by 2050. A commitment like this deserves a round of applause, and we couldn’t be happier that residential solar is playing a big part in helping the environment.
It is a misconception that Portland is a poor choice for solar. As stated by The City of Portland, “While Portland certainly endures long stretches of cloudy winter and spring days, we also enjoy lots of lengthy, uninterrupted days of summer and fall sunshine. In fact, Portland gets substantially more sun than Germany—the world’s leader in reliable, pollution-free solar energy use.”
Our solar power company is part of an effort to install 1,770 MW (megawatts) of solar throughout Oregon over the next 5 years. That’s enough to power 1.7 million houses in Portland. And this means big utility savings for Oregon homeowners. Installing solar panels on your roof earns you significant Federal and Oregon state tax credits. But it gets even better because Blue Raven Solar is a member of the Energy Trust of Oregon Trade Ally Network, so you can qualify for additional solar cash rebates.
Blue Raven Solar, LLC
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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.
SmartStart from Blue Raven is the best way to save money with solar from day one. The first 18-month solar payment is a low, promotional amount offered by the lender. The SmartStart program from Blue Raven Solar extends the promotion an additional 42 months by sending you a monthly check to keep your payment the same. This unique 5 year offer is exclusively from Blue Raven Solar.
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How can we describe our love for the city of Portland? Roses are red, Trailblazers are, too, meet me at the Saturday Market, and we’ll plan our future full of abundant, renewable energy while we shop. PDX is Oregon’s largest city and home to over 600,000 residents who are known for their friendliness and love for the environment. And although they may be used to rainy days, Portlanders embrace solar power and are dedicated to making their city rely on clean, renewable energy.
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 Portland). 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 a few years now since we opened our Portland, Blue Raven Solar headquarters. And while there are many reasons why we’re here, these are the biggest:
Few other cities in the country believe in the future of clean solar energy like Portland. The city’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy by 2050 proves Portland’s dedication to its environment and clean living. With 2015 being the hottest year on record and 2016 the wettest winter, the Oregon Climate Change Research institute found that climate change poses a serious threat to Oregon’s forestry, fisheries, water supplies and coastal resources, and the City of Portland decided to take early action to reduce carbon emissions.¹
With our no money down, 18-months free solar power, and energy production guarantee, we knew we could help people like you save money with solar like never before. Also, both the state of Oregon and the city of Portland provide solar incentives² like net metering, solar rebates and property tax exemptions that help making the switch to solar even more affordable for the homeowner.
While there are many local solar companies to choose from, we believe that our commitment to USA-made solar panels and better solar technology helps Blue Raven Solar rise above other solutions. From first consultation until flipping the switch on a working solar-energy system, we keep the process as simple and hassle-free as possible, and we work hard to make every homeowner’s solar journey a 5-star experience.
Oregon is a great state to be a solar owner because all utilities must offer net metering. This means that 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.
Starting in January of 2020, Oregon began a new solar rebates program that offers 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.
There is no better time to go solar in Portland & Blue Raven Solar is your go to company for solar panel installation. 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 Portland solar installers use 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oregonians 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 Oregon, so please get in touch to find out how we can serve you.
We provide solar to many areas within and near Portland. Major cities include Beaverton, Fairview, Gresham, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Milwaukie, Newberg, Oregon City, Sherwood, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, and Wood Village.
It’s time to take control of your electricity costs in 2021 with Blue Raven Solar. 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 Oregon solar industry.
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