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Why Residential Solar Might Be The New Columbia Yellow Gold

Have you heard of Columbia’s climate action campaign (CPAC)? The city is on a mission, encouraging all Columbians to improve the local environment through conservation and clean energy. Columbia touts an impressive goal “to power [the] city with 100% renewable power by 2036.” This example of green energy efficiency has motivated locals all over the city and surrounding area to go solar. Residential solar panels help protect the natural beauty of Columbia, but it’s the utility savings that are driving more and more Columbians to the new Yellow Gold of the sun.

As of January 1st, Duke Energy is offering a $.60/watt residential solar rebate to Columbia residents. Depending on the size of your solar panel system you can expect to receive a rebate amount between $4800 and $6000 dollars from Duke. Columbians also enjoy a federal tax credit plus a 25% South Carolina state tax credit. Installing solar in Columbia has become a serious no-brainer. These credits/rebates, along with a 55% drop in equipment costs over the last 5 years, make solar systems affordable and give you energy independence.

Blue Raven Solar is proud to be part of an effort to install 1,571 MW of solar in South Carolina over the next 5 years. But what gets us most is excited is seeing big savings on utility bills with residential solar in Columbia. Solar has become the new Columbia Yellow Gold that frees your cash to do more of what you enjoy. Whether it’s a stroll in the park, a night at the Colonial Life Arena, traveling, or just spending more time with family… solar panels give you options.

You Will Save Money

$0 UPFRONT

We offer $0 upfront for design, permitting, and installation costs

18 FREE MONTHS

With Blue Power Plus+ qualifying South Carolina homeowners get 18 months free solar

TAX INCENTIVES

Federal and South Carolina solar tax credits are available

Save tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime

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.

You Will Get Premium Solar Equipment

 There is no better time to go solar in Columbia and  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 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 in Columbia 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 Solar, 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.

South Carolina residents want to keep their home clean and beautiful, so Columbia homeowners 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 South Carolina, so please get in touch to find out how we can serve you.

We provide solar to many areas within and near Columbia such as Lexington, Irmo, Cayce, and Sumter.

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 solar industry.

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Blue Raven Solar, LLC

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Our Columbia Google Reviews

Tim Moran
Tim Moran
16:12 02 Sep 20
Sales representative was very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. Customer service was kind and easy to deal with. Prices are great also!!
Shannon Dietz
Shannon Dietz
19:05 10 Jul 20
We were very pleased with the communication and with the workmanship. The crew that showed up was on time and very professional. They were very courteous as well.
T. Slempa
T. Slempa
19:38 30 Jun 20
We finally have our panels installed and they look sleek! Thanks Blue Raven for working with us since day one. Thank you for being open and honest and answering all of our questions. We like that Blue Raven has everything under one roof! Great job!
Jenison Dominguez
Jenison Dominguez
20:31 05 Jun 20
All stages have been greet experience with blue raven. Sale process and now he installation , great personnel that are sealing to install with quality , safe and customer satisfaction. I love their punctuality , focus on getting done right , communication and work executed . Professional and well done!
Benjamen Black
Benjamen Black
02:56 03 Mar 20
Impressed with Blue Raven from first time I talked with the salesman to loan process and truly professional installation. Everything was laid out for me and explained thoroughly so I understood exactly what to expect, who to call, and every option I could choose from.
Alan Eager
Alan Eager
00:54 11 Feb 20
Good company to do business with. Unlike some of the other high-pressure pitches we had, they were transparent, honest and had a competitive product. We’ve been up and running a year now and so far most our electricity bills are $0
Jess Stone
Jess Stone
21:20 09 Dec 19
This process has been a breeze! I am thoroughly happy with the service so far. The install technicians were very nice and Evan Dwyer my sales associate was very professional and able to answer all the questions I had! Super excited to see my savings and solar tax credits next year!
Alan Means
Alan Means
17:14 01 Nov 18
Installers showed up on time and were very courteous and non intrusive. I chose to work from home during the install with some spiritual music on to drown out any noise. To my surprise one gentleman was actually humming along with me. All in all the installation wasnt even noticeable and my housemate slept through the whole day. The exterior of the house and work space was kept clean and organized throughout the install. Other than new esthetically pleasing panels on the roof (unlike my neighbors) I cant tell they were really here. I will say that the thoroughness and attention given on the user devices left me comfortable with the system. I will be reaching out to Blue Raven to install panels on my other property as well.read more
Gary Robertson
Gary Robertson
23:06 29 Oct 18
Blue Raven installers arrived on schedule, were very professional, courteous, worked as a well oiled machine. I am very grateful they worked well together and they were dedicated to completing their job and provide service for their customer/client. I commend them for doing great work.
Bluemule Hi
Bluemule Hi
17:23 29 Oct 18
My solar panels were installed today they look great. I can’t wait until they are turned on and I getMy first power bill with them. UPDATE 10/29/2018. GOT MY FIRST POWER BILL, MORE THAN HALF WHAT IT WAS LAST MONTH. THIS MONTH WILL BE THE FIRST FULL BILL THAT I RECEIVE. VERY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. THE ONLY THING THAT I RECOMMEND IS, THAT BLUE RAVEN SHOULD NOT TAKE A DRAW ON YOUR LOAN UNTIL THE SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED. THAT IS THE ONLY THING I WOULD HAVE CHANGED IN THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE. OTHER THAN THAT, BLUE RAVEN IS THE WAY TO GO WITH SOLAR.read more
Dana Frasier
Dana Frasier
21:26 22 Oct 18
Blue Raven is absolutely amazing! We started by wanting to know more about it and what it would look like for installation. Evan was very knowledgeable, patient, and broke things down for us in a way that was easy to understand! He had us a Solar! To this day, He continues to check on us make sure that everything is working correctly followed up on appointment even though his part with us was done. The installers that came out we’re great to they worked diligently to install the solar panels and after they were done took the time to walk us through its use and where we could go for future support. Blue Raven has been very responsive and We have already told many of our friends family and neighbors about them and their product. If you have any on cellular, make the switch today!read more
Andre Durham
Andre Durham
23:47 17 Oct 18
My Blue Raven experience has been excellent. The customer service is second to none. I experienced only one issue with my system and it was resolved immediately by resetting the firmware. Blue Raven cares about their customers by the way they follow up after the installation.
marcus bryant
marcus bryant
21:46 17 Oct 18
Blue Raven did a great job with the installation in 2017, explained in detail and walked me through each step of the process of getting connected to solar. Price was good with the rebates, and the payment was easy to make and view through their 3rd party vendor. I would recommend them if you're looking for a solid solar installation company!
Tyler Drinkard
Tyler Drinkard
21:14 27 Sep 18
Blue Raven handled the entire process for the solar installation for me, so it was nice to not have to do too much footwork on the entire process. This included scheduling any required inspection, filing any required paperwork (including the HOA approval), and setting up the loan for the system. Installation only took about half a day, and the installation team was able to improvise a fix for some design oversights pretty quickly.I was also provided with access to a dashboard website where I can review the generated output of my system day-to-day and by the hour, which is helpful for comparing to the energy company's net meter reporting. All-in-all, the process was quite painless and I look forward to reducing my future reliance on energy from the grid. Thanks, Blue Raven Solar.read more
Cindy Okelley
Cindy Okelley
18:56 26 Sep 18
The salesman, Rhett, was knowledgeable and personable. The home office kept us informed throughout the entire process. The installers were prompt and courteous. Kenny was on time and able to answer my questions. Everyone I have dealt with at Blue Raven has been nothing less than great! Installation and inspection are complete; now it’s time to start saving money🤗
Leslie W
Leslie W
16:24 30 Aug 18
great experience so far between setup and installation - they installed very quickly within 5-6 hours! Everyone I've talked to at the company is very knowledgeable and great at explaining everything. Looking forward to getting them turned on!
Janet Weathers
Janet Weathers
20:18 20 Aug 18
Very professional job! Installation was clean and neat. The men went in and out of the attic without disturbing our house hold. The workers were polite and friendly. Couldn't be happier!
Jason Blosser
Jason Blosser
16:26 13 Aug 18
Awesome service from the initial representative who explained thoroughly how things work as far as the panels and the incentives from the government. Installers were very courteous, professional, on time, quick, and knowledgeable in any questions I had. They cleaned up everything very neatly as it was when they got here. Wouldn't have even known they were there if it wasn't for the panels lol. Would say I'd definitely use them again but I don't think we plan on leaving this place anytime soon.....or ever!!!! Highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to cut that unbearable electric bill!!!!read more
billie jo holmes
billie jo holmes
20:56 26 Jul 18
The company has been great, unfortunately my house had some issues that have made this process seem like a nightmare, but Blue Raven has been wonderful keeping me posted as to the progress and dealing with last minute changes on very short notice. I haven't been energized yet but can't wait!!!!!
larry bartlett
larry bartlett
20:49 15 Jun 18
Very good at what they do. And a great job
Isaac Jacobson
Isaac Jacobson
20:10 15 Jun 18
It’s shocking more people aren’t going solar in South Carolina. I’m getting around $8000 back from the federal government AND about $6000 back from South Carolina on my taxes for going solar. Didn’t pay any money upfront, just replaced what I was already paying SCEG every month with a cheaper solar payment. Install is clean with interior conduit and quality panels/Inverter. I chose Blue Raven over a local company because they offer a lot more value overall (have more experience with installs, better reviews, quicker response time to issues, etc.) and the risk of them going out of business is minimal in comparison. Been a great experience so far with Blue Raven.read more
Mary Stanley
Mary Stanley
20:00 15 Jun 18
I was paying $150/month to SCEG when I spoke to Blue Raven about the possibility of going solar. No upfront or out of pocket money and now I pay $120/month and will eventually pay $0/month once my system is paid off. In the meantime I’m saving $30 every month which is a lot since I’m on a fixed income. Install looks great, all my expectations were met! If you’re looking for a great experience going solar, look no further than Blue Raven!
wiillywonkaaa
wiillywonkaaa
21:30 24 May 18
Blue Raven was Awesome! Faster than expected install. My system is running great and producing more power than expected! Highly recommended
Eric Meister
Eric Meister
00:34 19 May 18
Very efficient and left the property very clean!
LINDA CHAMBLESS
LINDA CHAMBLESS
12:20 09 May 18
This is the best easy to do business with company. Great customer service and worked with me to stay within budget plus get a new roof all rolled into one. Just got activated so haven’t seen the savings yet, hopefully in a month.
Olin Cramer
Olin Cramer
19:44 17 Apr 18
Great experience with Evan our salesman and the install process was super easy. Excited to start making our own energy!!!
Christian Nutini
Christian Nutini
18:36 22 Oct 17
Great company.
Do Not Respawn
Do Not Respawn
01:32 20 Oct 17
Danny Hiott
Danny Hiott
20:42 19 Sep 17
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“Installation was beautifully done. The panels look really good on my roof. The salesman answered all my questions and was honest. Did not make exaggerated promises and claims like the other solar companies.”

-Selena Miller

ABOUT BLUE RAVEN SOLAR IN COLUMBIA

How can we describe our love for the city of Columbia? Gamecocks, Yellow Gold barbeque sauce, the southern charm and hospitality, and the best parks in the nation are just some of the things we can’t get enough of. Plus, plenty of sunlight and mild winters make South Carolina homeowners the ideal candidates for solar power.

 

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 Columbia). 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 we opened our Columbia, Blue Raven Solar headquarters. And while there are many reasons why we’re here, these are the biggest:

  • Columbia Embraces Green Energy: Columbia is charging toward becoming a city run on 100% clean energy by 2036. Needless to say, that’s very impressive. We just had to be a part of this movement!
  • Columbia Deserves the Best Solar Savings: With our no money down, 18-months free solar power, and energy production guarantee, we knew we could help Columbians like you save money with solar like never before.
  • Columbia Values Solar Quality: While there are many local solar companies to choose from, we believe that our commitment to top-quality solar panels and better solar technology helps Blue Raven Solar rise above other solutions.

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Are Solar Panels Worth It in South Carolina?

With enough solar to power over 170,000 homes and over 3,300 solar jobs in the state, Blue Raven Solar is one of the nation’s leaders for solar power. In addition to monthly savings, Columbia residents can save on their solar panels through the federal investment tax credit (ITC), a state tax credit, and additional discounts depending on your utility provider. That being said, are solar panels really worth it in Columbia, South Carolina?

 

Determining whether solar is worth it completely depends on a homeowner’s situation. At Blue Raven Solar, we know that every homeowner is different. So even if a homeowner has a great reason to go solar, sometimes that homeowner’s situation will not permit a viable way to save money by going solar. That is why we pre-qualify each of our customers before they start on their solar journey. Some scenarios that prevent homeowners from going solar are their roof doesn’t get enough sunlight exposure, they don’t have a high enough or taxable income, or their power bill is simply too low.  If a homeowner fits into any of these categories, we recommend that they not move forward with solar. By setting this standard, our customers know what they are getting themselves into before they make any payments.

 

With BluePower Plus+, homeowners can take out a monthly loan that is 5-40% less than their current power bill, meaning that they will still save money every month. In addition to these monthly savings, the BluePower Plus+ program also covers a homeowner’s first 18 months of solar loan payments! This way you can start saving huge amounts of cash immediately. No matter the way you pay for your panels, Blue Raven also makes sure that you qualify for local and national incentives like the federal investment tax credit (ITC), which allows homeowners to use 26% of the cost of their solar system as a tax credit for the following year. When you combine all of the offerings that Blue Raven Solar provides, homeowners can save thousands of dollars!

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Your Solar Benefits

Blue Raven Solar offers unique benefits that make the decision to go solar an easy one. See your solar benefits.

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Cost of Solar

With utility bills increasing, Blue Raven Solar offers affordable solutions that will save you money and cut your utility bill forever.

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