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Solar is the future, and the state of Ohio is onboard the renewable energy train. Many might initially think that Ohio’s cold and bitter winters make it a less suitable candidate for solar energy. However, the Buckeye state has some of the best solar policies and incentives for homeowners, along with hot and sunny summers. With enough solar power in the state to power over 33,000 homes, Ohio embraces solar energy and there has never been a more perfect time for Ohioans to go solar!

 

Along with the federal tax credit, Ohio’s net metering policysolar renewable energy certificates (SRECs), and the Energy Conservation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) program make it more affordable than ever.

Many residents of Ohio have gone solar by purchasing their systems outright, or by doing a power purchase agreement (or PPA). Knowing if solar ownership or a PPA is the best option for your home can be difficult and confusing. Check out the information below about going solar in Ohio to see what’s best for you.

Ohio

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes

STATE TAX CREDIT: Sales and property tax exemptions

REBATES: Deep discounts based on your utility provider

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ENERGY SAVINGS: Guaranteed

SYSTEM OWNERSHIP: You own it!

BONUS: Energy savings kit. Smart thermostat and home LED light package. Smart Thermostat owners save an average of 23% annually on heating and cooling costs.

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SOLAR SAVINGS IN OHIO

If you’re considering making the switch to solar in Ohio, you are probably wondering if it’s worth the investment.

 

With three major cities, crazy sports fans, a unique food scene, plenty of history, fun amusement parks,  and a booming job market and economy, it’s no wonder some call Ohio the hidden gem of the Midwest. The low cost of city living and breathtaking landscapes have attracted many people to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, or surrounding areas.

 

However, with its cold, bitter winters, Ohio is likely not the first state you’d think of when it comes to sunshine and solar panels. The Buckeye State lies in the Great Lakes region of North America, and its location, along with a lack of mountain ranges and proximity to the lakes contribute to its climate. But summers are hot and humid in Ohio, and the state does offer some of the best net metering incentives in the nation. Homeowners who want to make the switch to clean, renewable and produce their own power in Ohio will not only save money but also reduce their carbon footprint by going solar. Let’s dive into what local incentives are offered to Ohio homeowners that go solar:

NET METERING

Net metering in Ohio makes solar a great investment for several reasons. Firstly, all utilities in Ohio must offer net metering to residential solar owners. Secondly, all net excess generation is carried over to the next month as energy credits. Lastly, if you have net excess generation (a surplus of credits) over the course of 12 months, Ohio is one of the only states that will send you a check in the mail to pay for those leftover credits.

SOLAR RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES

Because Ohio has committed to having 25% of its energy be produced by renewable energy sources by 2027, the state is offering energy certificates which are given out for each megawatt hour of electricity your panels produce.

SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS

All Ohio residents are exempt from sales tax on their new solar system, meaning they won’t have to pay an extra 5.75% on their system.

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Cleveland and Cincinnati are the only two cities in the state that let their citizens keep that added home value from solar panels off of their property tax.

SHOULD I GO SOLAR IN OHIO?

Less than 3% of the current U.S. population are enjoying the benefits & savings of solar energy. Our joy is knowing that Blue Raven Solar customers are saving money and reducing their carbon footprint. We want the same for you.

 

With the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and these other local incentives, Ohio residents 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!

 

It is our priority to help our customers become aware of how their current situation connects to solar.  Thus, our number one priority always is the customer, which is why we have over 3,000 5-star reviews across online platforms. If you’ve had a bad experience with a solar company in the past or are looking to start your solar journey with a company that you can trust, Blue Raven Solar is the answer. We’ve spent years perfecting our customer service and prioritize your opinion. If you’ve read the post and are wanting to determine whether solar is worth it for your home and unique situation, we recommend that you start by looking at some more of our solar resources about the cost of going solarthe solar installation process, and more information about our team. You can also request a free solar quote and a solar consultation by filling out an application on our estimate your savings page.

Choosing the best solar company in Ohio to work with is important.

Here’s what we would like you to know about us:

YOU WILL SAVE MONEY

Monthly utility savings, tax credits and exemptions, and other local solar incentives make going solar worthwhile for many homeowners. On average, our Ohio customers will save between $15,000 and $50,000 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.

YOU WILL GET PREMIUM SOLAR EQUIPMENT

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. When going solar you want high-quality productions at a low price. Going solar with Blue Raven means you get maximum value.

YOU GET WORRY-FREE SOLAR OWNERSHIP

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 warranties to ensure that you experience worry-free solar power system ownership.

YOU WILL GET THE FASTEST SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION IN OHIO

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 any competitor, driven by systems and smart people who know how to get the job done. Your solar project will NEVER “sit” in our pipeline.

WE MAKE GOING SOLAR EASY

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.

WE ARE LOCAL

Local teams, local office, and local partnerships mean fast panel installation & net metering times, so you can begin saving with solar quickly!

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.

WE SPEED UP INSTALLATION

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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OHIO SOLAR FACTS

  • Solar Installed: 231.11 MW
  • National Ranking: 28th
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 28,259
  • Solar Jobs : 7,162
  • Solar Companies in State: 268 companies total; 105 Manufacturers
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $647.31 million
  • Price Declines: 32% over last 5 years
  • Growth Projections and Ranking: 1,311 MW over next 5 years (ranks 15th)
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SUSTAINABLE SAVINGS

BluePower Plus+™ combines the best aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease (or P.P.A.) 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 promotion to 5 years! During that time you can pay off your solar if you’d like, or just enjoy your savings.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU CONTACT BLUE RAVEN SOLAR

  1. A qualified sales representative will answer any questions and get details about your home and existing energy consumption
  2. Our designers will create a maximum efficiency plan for your roof
  3. Our trained in-house technicians will install your solar panels
  4. Our project coordinators will help you connect your system to the grid
  5. You enjoy your savings and producing clean energy with your solar panels
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The customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart, and our team in Ohio are some of the best. Our qualified sales representatives, solar experts, installers, electricians, and support teams prioritize the customer throughout their solar journey.

 

Going solar is a process, and our team at 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 Blue Power 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.

We want to make sure you receive the greatest solar savings off your utility bills while helping Ohio achieve maximum, positive environmental impact.

When you contact Blue Raven Solar we’ll show you how we’ve combined the benefits of solar lease, PPA, and purchase options to create the most powerful residential solar solution for you. We call it BLUEPOWER and it’s revolutionizing the solar industry. BluePower Plus+™ combines the best aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease (or P.P.A.) 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. We are also perfecting a new financing option called SmartStart, and you can read more about it here.

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“While it sounds too good to be true, so far so good. The estimate, the planning, the install, etc. everything so far has gone great. We have been making electricity for a couple of weeks so far. Sales Manager, Install Crew were great. Process was VERY easy, Blue Raven Solar took care of everything. They also pay your 1st 18 months of your solar panel loan and the first check arrived without any call center calls. Everything has been as promised, as discussed and as planned. Very happy so far.”

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Zach Morgan
Zach Morgan
20:38 15 Jul 21
My wife and I’s complete experience was great with Blue Raven! We had the pleasure of first working with Michael as our sales lead. The upfront discussion and transparency of how everything would take place, including from a financial perspective was great.After the few weeks of permitting and other means of documenting, the next phase of installation could not have gone better. The install crew communication and professionalism was outstanding. All this said, would highly recommend!
Kaitlyn Kennedy
Kaitlyn Kennedy
17:47 24 Jun 21
So far, everything with Blue raven has been amazing. Tom, the sales person was super knowledgeable and available by text at all times. Scheduling install was quick and easy. The guys came out and had everything installed quickly. They even brought back my dog that had escaped from our backyard! Lol. Very happy with Blue Raven and can't wait to get our solar panels up and running.
Douglas Edwards
Douglas Edwards
14:45 27 May 21
Literally the smoothest and most connected customer experience I’ve had with a company. I had the sales rep with me from the start - always available and quick to respond. Multiple people were involved throughout the process for their different expertise, but every single time, each person was informed, knowledgeable, had my interests top of mind, and always made time for small talk. It was like working with a group of friends.
Samara Strode
Samara Strode
16:32 19 May 21
I'm excited about my new solar panels! The Columbus Crew who installed my panels were professional, knowledgeable, and installed my panels in a timely manner. Since I can't climb on top of my roof, they showed me pictures of the work that was done. I was nervous about how panels would look on my roof. They are large, but they do not take over my entire roof. They also walked me through the process of setting up my new, smart thermometer. I'm pleased with the job the Columbus Crew did. I look forward to seeing how much money I'll save. If you are thinking about having Blue Raven Solar install your panels and stepping into the future, just do it!
aaron avers
aaron avers
13:26 30 Mar 21
this was the absolute best process. Aaron our consultant made everything so easy. he personally showed up for every step, and very professional. along with the install team, this is a great company! the customer service was very helpful and super nice. i was so happy i made lunch for the whole crew!!!love love love blue raven
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