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 Columbia homeowners 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 $4,800 and $6,000 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 five 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.
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Save tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime.
BluePower Plus+™ is the most innovative and cutting edge solar financing product on the market. Our BluePower Plus+ plan combines the best financing aspects of a third 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 Solar 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. We extend 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 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 and Google 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 a few years since we opened our Columbia, Blue Raven Solar office. And while there are many reasons why we’re here, these are the biggest:
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!
While there are many local solar companies to choose from, we believe our commitment to top-quality solar panels and better solar technology helps Blue Raven Solar rise above other solutions.
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. 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 every homeowner is different. So even if a homeowner has a great reason to go solar, sometimes the homeowner’s situation will not permit a viable way to save money by going solar.
We pre-qualify each of our customers before they start on their solar journey. Some scenarios preventing 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 they do 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 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 how you pay for your panels, Blue Raven also makes sure you qualify for local and national incentives like the federal investment tax credit (ITC), which allows homeowners to use 30% of the cost of their solar system as a tax credit for the following year. When you combine all of the offerings Blue Raven Solar provides, homeowners can save thousands of dollars!
There is no better time to go solar in Columbia and Blue Raven Solar is your go-to company for solar panel installation. We help 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.
How solar energy works is a combination of technology, economics, and customer service. 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.
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 emissions 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 Solar, our team works hard to keep the whole experience trouble-free.
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 60% of our electricity from the burning of fossil fuels.
Regardless if one believes in global warming or not, we can all agree 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 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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