Anyone who has stepped foot in the Beehive State can agree that Utah’s landscape is breathtaking. The mountains, arches, Canyonlands, waterfalls, valleys and lakes make Utah every outdoor-lover’s paradise.
In the winter, Utah attracts thousands of tourists to ski the “Best Snow on Earth,” and in the summer, Utahns and visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, and boating. Utah residents also enjoy a relatively low cost of living along with low crime rates and a booming economy. If the Beehive State loves the outdoors and saving money, it’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to switch to clean, renewable energy!
Utah is set to install 17 times the amount of solar panels they’ve installed over the last five years. As a part of the Great Basin desert region of the United States, Utah receives lots of sunlight and not a lot of precipitation, making it a perfect candidate for homeowners to purchase solar panels and generate their own power.
Knowing if solar ownership, lease, or a power purchase agreement (PPA) is the best option for your home can be difficult and confusing. While other solar companies lease out their solar panels and reap all of the financial benefits and tax credits, Blue Raven Solar ensures it’s the homeowner benefiting most from their solar panels. Whether you buy your solar panels outright or decide to finance them, owning your panels will allow you, the homeowner, to save thousands of dollars on your monthly utility bill and tax credits.
Check out the information below about going solar in Utah.
Cities we service in Utah:
FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes
STATE TAX CREDIT: Rebates from Rocky Mountain Power, 25% purchase and installation cost tax credit up to $1.6k
ENERGY SAVINGS: Guaranteed
SYSTEM OWNERSHIP: You own it!
BONUS: Energy savings kit includes a smart thermostat and LED light package to save an average of 20% annually on heating and cooling costs.
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Blue Raven Solar’s headquarters are located in Orem, Utah, and we love calling the Beehive State our home. There’s so much to do year-round, from swimming, hiking, and biking in the summer to skiing or snowboarding in the winter, Utah’s mountain landscape is every adventure seeker’s ideal playground. Our corporate and field teams in Utah are some of the best people who are dedicated to helping the state go green by making the switch to clean, renewable energy and keeping our air clean.
Here at Blue Raven Solar, we know deciding whether a solar system is right for your home usually involves a lot of number crunching and research. To go solar, it has to make sense financially for a homeowner’s specific situation. And if you live in Utah, which is known for the best snow on earth, it might not strike most people as a great place to have solar. But, many people forget that Utah is a desert and receives more than the average annual sunlight for the United States. Even in the winter, many days are cold and very sunny, which is the perfect environment for solar panels to produce power efficiently (the best internal temperature for a solar panel ranges from about 40 °F to 55 °F. This means that the ideal weather for solar panel efficiency is no clouds, wind, and low temperatures). With plenty of sun throughout the year, many homeowners in Utah are hopping on the solar train and saving hundreds on their monthly electricity bills.
Most Utahns use Rocky Mountain Power, who utilizes a net metering program that buys back any excess electricity for a slightly lower than retail rate in exchange for credits to use during less sunny months. Other utilities offer similar net metering rates.
Utah is one of the few states that offers a solar tax credit. Utah’s particular credit allows solar buyers to be eligible for a credit that is worth 25% of the purchase and installation costs of their system. The credit maxes out at $1,600. Unfortunately, this cap is decreasing by $400 dollars a year and will completely expire in 2022.
Solar easement laws make it so that you can enter into an agreement with your neighbor, allowing you to have continued access to sunshine.
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) of 30% and these other local incentives, Utah residents are jumping at the chance to become a part of the renewable energy movement. Utah residents are known for wanting to save money as well as for their love of the outdoors and all it has to offer. 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!
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 want to discover whether solar is worth it for your home and unique situation, we recommend you start by looking at some of our solar resources about the cost of going solar, the 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.
Homeowners who go solar in Utah with Blue Raven will save between $15,000 and $30,000+ 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.
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.
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.
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 all solar panel companies Utah, driven by systems and smart people who know how to get the job done. Your solar project will NEVER “sit” in our pipeline.
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.
Local teams, local office, and local partnerships mean fast panel installation & net metering times, so you can begin saving with solar quickly!
From St. George to Ogden and Salt Lake City, 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.
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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BluePower Plus+™ combines the best aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease (or 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.
SmartStart gives you the freedom to extend the 18-month free promotion to 5 years. During that time, you can pay off your solar if you’d like, or just enjoy your savings.
Contact us today to see exactly how much you could be saving by switching to clean, renewable energy with Blue Raven Solar!
The customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart, and our team in Utah are some of the best. From our corporate headquarters based in Orem to our sales and field teams in Layton, Salt Lake, Provo and everywhere in between, we call Utah home and want to keep it beautiful by helping homeowners switch to solar.
Going solar is a process, and 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 solar 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 panels, one of our solar panel experts 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. Blue Raven Solar installations are aesthetically pleasing and positioned for maximum efficiency and power production. 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 BluePower 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.
Our primary goal will always be to take care of our customers. We started this company with the goal of making solar energy accessible and affordable for the average homeowner, and that’s exactly what we intend to do. We want to continue providing you (the customer), with energy that protects the environment, saves you money, and improves the value of your home.
Our mission is to make homeowners’ lives better by reducing their energy bills, by increasing their reliance on clean and abundant renewable energy, and by providing a world-class customer experience through a reliable sales process and a speedy, high-quality installation.
With over 5,000 5-star reviews, the customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart from the rest of the solar industry.
“This process was very simple start to finish. All design details and cost were laid out from the beginning. The installation team was respectful, friendly, and quick. Blue Raven took care of all the permits and HOA approvals. This process was so smooth – unlike a previous solar system installation experience we had. At the beginning of the year, we also received a call to remind us to claim our tax credit when filing taxes! I would definitely recommend Blue Raven!”
“Blue Raven folks were courteous, professional, and informative from start to finish. Don explained financial and system details thoroughly. The company took care of all requirements — recommending an excellent roofing contractor, getting permits, HOA approval, and installation of the system. They kept us informed of status via email throughout. The installers were professional, quick, and very helpful explaining all the system including setup of new smart thermostats. They also were diligent in cleaning up after. We will gladly refer others to this team.”
BOB & CATHY P.
When we bought our first home in Colorado we were keen on going as green as possible… We got a quote from another solar company, whose plan seemed poorly designed and would not produce 100% of our electricity usage. When we met with Blue Raven, it was a totally different story. The design made sense, and was estimated to cover 114% of our usage! Installation took only 1 day! As soon as March we saw the production numbers jump through the roof. As of June 1 we’ve had 3 months of 100%+ production and our electric bill is as low as it can go (we are now only paying for the $15/mo utility connection fee). Blue Raven even pays the loan for the first 18 months to ensure you aren’t paying for electric and the loan simultaneously. Great service, great people, great system. No complaints!”
“I wasn’t sure that adding solar to my house made sense, but the Blue Raven salesman showed me how it would work and what a good deal it would be. Blue Raven showed me how their installation was affordable and made financial sense. I was also impressed with the quality of their materials and the overall system projected performance. Their process worked smoothly even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. They used safe practices during the installation and were ALWAYS prompt, arriving when they said they would and finishing on time. While we did have a bit of a delay from the original timeline because of permits and inspections, that part of the process was beyond Blue Raven’s control. Now that the system is up and running, I couldn’t be happier.”
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