Virginia is one of the top states in the nation for homeowners to make the switch to solar, and there has never been a better time to go solar in the Old Dominion State. Blue Raven Solar is dedicated to helping you make the most of your solar purchase by saving money and reducing your carbon footprint along the way.
Prices have fallen over 45% in the last five years, and it is projected to continue to grow in the state, with over 3,200 MW of power expected to be installed in the next five years. The Virginia Clean Economy Act of 2020 hopes to bring the state’s utility-delivered power to 100% renewable energy by 2045, and directs the construction of 16,100 MW of solar power and onshore wind by 2035.
Thanks to local and federal solar incentives, homeowners who wish to go solar can save thousands of dollars on top of the monthly utility bill savings from solar panels. Many solar companies offer different solar options, like leasing your panels or a power purchase agreement. Knowing if solar ownership, lease, or a power purchase agreement (PPA) is the best option for your home can be confusing. We are here to help you make the best choice and to make your solar journey as seamless as possible.
Cities we service in Virginia:
FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes
REBATES: Discounts based on your utility provider
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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Virginia is rich with United States history and has diverse seasons, beautiful beaches, and plenty to do for the whole family. Virginia also recently made history by becoming the first state to target 100% clean power. With a goal to have the entire state running on renewable energy, Virginia homeowners are serious about going solar!
Solar panels are often one of the biggest purchases many customers will make in their lifetime, after a home or a car. Although they might have a large price tag, they save homeowners thousands of dollars across their lifetime and help them to make a difference on the environment. Thankfully, local and federal incentives for going solar make it even more affordable for homeowners who are wanting to make the switch to clean, renewable energy.
Here are some additional savings available to Virginia homeowners who qualify:
Virginia is determined to benefit its solar owners through net metering. With statewide net metering laws, Virginia homeowners with solar can sell their excess electricity back to their utility company for monthly credits. These credits can be applied to your next month’s bill or roll over to future months. To make things even better, Virginians can sell the excess electricity back at the end of a 12-month period.
Because of legislation passed in 1977, residential solar panels in Virginia are exempt from property tax. This means that any extra value added to your home because of your solar array will not be added to your property tax. However, municipalities have the ability to control this legislation so each Virginian must see whether property tax applies to their new system beforehand.
Homeowners who go solar in 2022 and own their solar panels (not a solar lease or PPA) qualify for a 26% federal solar tax credit, which can mean thousands of dollars in savings. The Investment Tax Credit is one of the largest savings opportunities for residential homeowners going solar. Since the federal investment tax credit was enacted in 2006, the solar industry in the United States has grown by more than 10,000%.
Even with the solar industry’s massive growth in the last decade or so, still only less than 3% of the current population in the United States are enjoying the benefits & savings of solar energy. Our joy is knowing that our customers are saving money and reducing their carbon footprint. We want the same for you.
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 you can trust, Blue Raven Solar is the answer. We’ve spent years perfecting our customer service and prioritize your opinion. If you want to determine whether solar is worth it for your home and unique situation, we recommend you start by looking at more of our solar resources like 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 estimate your savings.
Our Virginia customers 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 solar experience, 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 your 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 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.
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 solar panel installation process. You are committed to clean energy and protecting our environment with solar energy, so we are committed to making sure going solar is fast and easy.
Local teams, local office, and local partnerships in Virginia mean fast panel installation and 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’ll take care of everything from sale to installation and the energization of your solar panels, so you can sit back and enjoy the savings.
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.
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 Plus+™ and it’s revolutionizing the solar industry. We are also perfecting a new financing option called SmartStart.
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 promotion to 5 years! During that time you can pay off your solar if you’d like, or just enjoy your savings.
The customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart, and our solar team in Virginia are some of the best.
Going solar is an extensive 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 savings. From sale to installation and energization, we’re working hard behind the scenes to keep the process moving along every day.
Before we install your solar 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 expert will also check your home’s electrical status and the 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 your home is a good candidate for solar panel installation, our design team in Virginia 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 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.
“Quick service, friendly people, great customer service.”
“Quick, easy and the best deal out there.
I had previously done research into solar. I knew I wanted solar but I wasn’t sure if the cost benefit was there yet. The door salesman weren’t that impressive. But I signed up for a no pressure consultation. My thoughts going in was “this is not going to happen.” My thoughts going out. Was, “he said everything right.” First and foremost, the price was right. I love the companies that they use for their panels and for their inverters. I like the look of these panels better aesthetically then others. And it’s a hands off experience that was built to be as easy as possible. Summary: While my installation is complete, I just have to wait for it to get turned on after the inspection. From start to finish my process has been extremely well communicated. The process was easy and hands-off. Which is exactly what I wanted. The installers were respectful, quick, cleaned up after themselves and professional all around. I have already recommended someone for Blue Raven and I rarely recommend anybody for anything. But no matter how you look at it. The most important thing to me was how they have it structured financially and I am saving money. Love the company.