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.
We offer $0 upfront for design, permitting, and installation costs
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With Blue Power Plus+ qualifying Oregon homeowners get 18 months free solar
Federal and Oregon 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.
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.
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.
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 2020 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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“Blue Raven was superb in all respects: The application process was easy to follow, and the company kept us updated as the project progressed. When the day of installation arrived, the Blue Raven team arrived promptly and completed the job in three hours. The installers were efficient and finished the job in three hours. We are entirely satisfied with the entire process.”
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:
Net Metering – 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.
Solar Rebates – 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.
Property Tax Exemption – 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.