Blue Raven Solar - Profile & Reviews

Primary Line of Business

  • Installer

Blue Raven Solar - Profile & Reviews

Primary Line of Business

  • Installer

Additional Services Offered

Additional Services Offered
  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Electrical Contracting

More About Us

More About Us

We are a full-service, well-reviewed residential solar installation company that offers BluePower™ and BluePowerPlus+™ as the most innovative solar financing products.

Technology Offered

Technology Offered
  • Solar PV

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
62 Reviews
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"Blue raven"
Reviewed Aug 15, 2019

Blue Raven was very professional when installing my solar panels and very helpful it took a little while to get to that stage as we had to trim trees which blue Raven helped with that as well but all in all they gave excellent service

"No hassle process for a brighter future"
Reviewed Aug 15, 2019

This was the easiest home project we have ever done. It's probably going to also be our biggest return.

"Getting solar"
Reviewed Aug 13, 2019

Blue Raven installed our solar panels today. They did a super job. Very quick & thorough. They were done in less than 4 hours. Total pros.

"Striving to become A-rated company"
Reviewed Aug 11, 2019

Reducing our carbon footprint is important to my family. As a result, solar panels have been on our radar for some time. When a sale representative of Blue Raven Solar (Chris Castaldi) approached us, we welcomed the opportunity.

Pre-sale Experience: Chris was genuinely helpful throughout the pre-sale phase of the project by finding answers to all our questions and navigating our project through their company’s screening phase. By the time we signed the contract, we were pleased with the sale experience and excited about our solar panels system project.

Installation Experience: At the beginning, we had a rocky installation process, giving us the impression that the company got too many projects to deal with. For example, the crew didn’t have the right plan for installation; they didn’t know the next day they would be taken to another installation project; there was delay in delivery; their shared electrician was joggling multiple installation projects and therefore was not able to come to the site till early in the evening. The complaint I made to Blue Raven the next day changed the situation quickly. The next day, a Blue Raven foreman (Henry Mull) came to our house. His presence and his sincere attitude truly made a difference in the quality of the installation. For example, Henry found a way to draw a wire line from the roof to the electrical panels via the attic and not through the house exterior. The crew were experienced and very courteous and considerate. They did a great job installing all the components of the solar panel system. The installed panels look not only beautiful but also very discreet on our roof. Similarly, the second electrician (Jordan) did a beautiful and professional job in connecting the wires to the panels and testing the system. Wiring through the attic required cutting through drywall. The company hired a subcontractor, Dan Gray from “Specialized Construction Services” to patch the 2x3 ft hole in the drywall. As scheduled, Dan showed up on time and did a fantastic job repairing the drywall. The repaired ceiling is now indistinguishable from the rest of the drywall.

Overall Experience: Overall, I am pleased with this company, striving to maintain a high-quality installation with a high-quality customer care. This is an admirable business practice and I do not hesitate to recommend this company to others. In summary, we are very excited about our new solar panel system and cannot wait to start reducing our carbon footprint soon.

"Blue Raven Solar Co."
Reviewed Aug 10, 2019

Excellent customer service from initial free quote to installation and maintenance. BRS is very responsive and the highest caliber solar company that we received quotes from. They stand behind their quality product. Highly recommended!

"Great installation!"
Reviewed Aug 08, 2019

Your installation crew on time and very professional! Very respectful and clean! I am very happy that they explained how everything works! All in all they a great crew! Between the salesman and the installers, I am truly impressed and would recommend them to anyone who wants solar power.

"Duffy Solar"
Reviewed Aug 08, 2019

I had my panels installed today. Lawrence and the crew were very professional and courteous. The installation went well and looks great. Now I just need the inspection and we'll be on line.

"Glad we got solar with Blue Raven!"
Reviewed Aug 06, 2019

We have been steadily getting the solar results that had been presented to us in the initial phases of the process which makes us happy. I can see the production of the system on my SCE&G/Dominion bill and am happy to see that it is working out so well with us pay less and less in energy costs. Love the systems and our rep that got us started is also responsive if we have questions! I think we made the right choice with the right company.

"EXCELLENT WORK AND FAST INSTALL"
Reviewed Aug 02, 2019

Your guys did a terrific job. They worked fast and even came out day it was supposed to rain.

"Very good installation of 24 solar panels"
Reviewed Jul 31, 2019

Scott arrived the second day of the expected installation but did a very good job even with the higher temperatures of this time of the year. Expecting the inspection and sign off tomorrow. My only complaint is with the company not keeping me informed as the process slowly moved along. It was about two and one half months from agreeing to the installation before it was finally installed. Now I have to wait for the final inspection and then however long the utility company takes to provide the meter so I can actually start getting use of this system.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Aug 01, 2019

Hey there,

Thanks for the feedback! We're always trying to improve, so we really appreciate hearing about how we can do better. We're excited to get your system turned on so that you can start saving!

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"one year of residential solar"
Reviewed Jul 30, 2019

My first year of solar power production for my residence has proven worth the investment. My power bill is down to the minimum administrative fee for Idaho Power Company, and a substantial credit bank will carry me through the low solar months of winter. Mostly though I appreciate doing a little bit to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel consumption. Solar works well here in Southeast Idaho. Go Solar!! Go Blue Raven! Great service and interactions by customer support.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Aug 01, 2019

Hey there,

Thank you so much for your awesome review! Even though it may seem small, your efforts to help the environment are not insignificant. Thank you for doing your part, and congrats on your awesome savings! Here's to many more years of clean, solar power.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Quick and Efficient"
Reviewed Jul 30, 2019

We signed-up for solar in November, and by January, our system was up and running. There was very little effort on our part: Blue Raven took care of all the permitting, as well as, any rebate paperwork. The installation was quick and efficient; and the crew was very courteous. Overall, a seamless and transparent process - we would highly recommend.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 30, 2019

Hey there!

Thank you so much for your awesome review! Your recommendation means so much more to us than you know. We're stoked that everything went so well. Here's to a bunch of years of awesome solar benefits.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Happy"
Reviewed Jul 28, 2019

Our solar panels endeavor was a good choice for us. Our panels don’t get lots of sun in the winter, but that is because the sun isn’t direct during those months. That being said, our power bill has not exceeded $70, which is significantly lower than it ever was before going solar. Installation was very easy (from he homeowner perspective), and everyone explained everything we needed to know very well along the way.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 29, 2019

Hey,

Thanks so much for the review! We're stoked to hear about the huge reduction in your bills. Thanks so much for choosing us!

Best,
Evan H

"very pleased"
Reviewed Jul 28, 2019

was not sure about the idea of solar panels on the roof....but the crew worked very efficiently and courteously. The whole job (10 panels) as well as the new meter installation was done in one Morning! I was amazed! One year later and we are "ahead" on our meter even in the middle of a hot summer....!!!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 29, 2019

Hey there,

Solar panels can be intimidating! I'm really glad to see that you've been loving it so far! Feel free to reach out any time.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Love our Solar!"
Reviewed Jul 27, 2019

We are very happy with our solar panel system. Blue Raven has done everything they promised, and the system works great. We love getting our Rocky Mtn Power bills of $0.00! The Blue Raven promotion of 18-months of loan payments are the best. It has let us see the benefits of solar before actually having to pay monthly payments. The inspector process of the installation was a little rough, but it was finally completed. We recommend Blue Raven Solar to all our friends. We had looked into other companies, but they just don't match up to Blue Raven!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 29, 2019

Hey there,

Thanks so much for choosing us! We know there are so many options, so it means a lot. It's great to hear that everything is going so smoothly! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Love Seeing My Electric Bill!!"
Reviewed Jul 27, 2019

I love seeing all those zeros on my electric bill! Seriously 6 months out of the year I don't pay anything for electricity. Because of the deal with our local Utility dealer all that extra juice produced in the summer is banked and significantly lowers my electric bill the other 6 months of the year.
From the time the salesman came to our door to now every experience has been super easy. One of the best decision we ever made.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 29, 2019

Hey there,

This is seriously so great. Solar has a ton of potential for good, both for your electric bill and for the environment! Going solar with us should be one of the best decisions ever, so we're really glad you feel that way.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Easy way to go solar"
Reviewed Jul 26, 2019

They made the process really easy, from start to finish. If I would have had to arrange everything myself, I probably would have never gone solar. Thank you!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 29, 2019

Hey!

We really want going solar to be easy! There shouldn't be such a huge barrier to entry. We're glad you chose us! Enjoy that solar.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven Solar

"Blue Raven exceeded all my expectations"
Reviewed Jul 26, 2019

Blue Raven installed my solar, and I couldn't be happier. Every person on their team was extremely polite, came when they said they would come, and did what needed to be done. They answered all my questions, satisfied all the inspectors, and did the connections with Excel Energy. It's worked perfectly for a year now.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 29, 2019

Hey there!

Thank you so much for your kind words. We take a lot of pride in our work, and we're stoked to see that everything is going so well! Thanks again for your review.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Blue Raven Solar"
Reviewed Jul 26, 2019

From installation to current I have been very pleased with the results of my solar system. My most reason electric bill was only 14 cents!! You can't beat that for a positive experience. I have not needed any service or had any questions so that is my only point of reference but an extremely satisfying one.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey!

This is perfect. I love hearing this kind of thing! For me, the best case scenario is that your system runs in the background, just saving you money without you ever really thinking about it. I'm happy to hear from you.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"System works great, install was not great"
Reviewed Jul 26, 2019

System appears to be working well, Sales and office staff friendly and courteous. The install however, took way longer than they said it would and went in fits and starts. I doubt this is typical, but it was a hassle for me to have the installers there over the course of a week. I don't think they were the normal install team, but were brought in at the last minute.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey there,

I'm sorry that you had a less-than great install experience. Thank you so much for your patience as we installed your system. I'm excited for you to start seeing the awesome benefits of going solar with us!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Wonderful experience"
Reviewed Jul 25, 2019

I had been looking into Solar option in North Carolina for a few months. Moved into a new construction, with south facing rear, so it seemed like a good fit. Blue Raven reached out, come by, sat down with wife and myself, explained the whole process. It was just installed yesterday. They have been in constant communication keeping myself and the wife in the loop and letting us know what time frame to expect (need to get approvals). The crew showed up yesterday (on time) and were done on time. Very courteous and did not interfere with the household flow.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey,

Thanks so much for this awesome review! We really want going solar to be a wonderful experience for every one of our customers. I'm excited for your system to start generating and for you to start seeing those awesome benefits!

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Installation of solar panels"
Reviewed Jul 24, 2019

The guys we’re excellent and hard working. They finished the job in one day. Left everything nice and clean.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey,

Thank you so much for this awesome review! Our install teams are awesome. Great to hear you had such a positive experience!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Clear, Fast, Exceptional"
Reviewed Jul 24, 2019

I have been wanting to go solar for years and when I saw an ad in Instagram about the rebates expiring soon I completed a generic survey that got me in contact with Blue Raven Solar. They arranged a sales rep to come out to the house within a few days. After reviewing our power usage and what our property could support they gave us proposal that looked good to us. They had an inspector for the roof out 2 days later to finalize the preprocess. Within 10 days all the permits were taken care of, all of which they handled. Then the installation crew was scheduled for the next week and today they came and had it all installed within 3 hours. (We have a smaller system). The whole process was clear and the timeline was well explained. All of the people from the salesperson, customer service and schedulers as well as the actual contractors who installed it were professional, courteous and did a great job. The panels look great from the road and I am proud to have them on our home. We still have inspection next week, but so far I am very pleased with the entire process.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey there,

Thanks so much, this is an amazing review! We love hearing that everything went so well. We're excited to turn your system on and make the sun start working for you!

Thanks again,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Good job overall, happy with outcome so far, waiting for winter again to see how electric bill is"
Reviewed Jul 23, 2019

Blue Raven did a pretty good job overall. There were a few hiccups, and I ended up stressed out a few times. But nothing major and things were resolved quickly. I got an 18-month deal where Blue Raven pays my solar loan for me. And I got the full tax rebate (using this term loosely) when I filed after getting the solar panels because I was already getting money back this year. (You get the "rebate" back in a tax refund check as long as you do not owe the IRS anything when filing). My Xcel bills have been low (not gone though) this spring and summer. But we just went through a super hot spell with my AC running a lot, so we'll see how that turns out on my next Xcel bill or two. I will have to start paying my own solar loan in 6 months too, so we'll see how things are stacking up then. Hopefully by then I will generate enough solar power to pay just the solar loan and not have much if any electricity to pay for. I will have natural gas though here in Colorado for the winter, which I'll have to keep paying to Xcel. Bottom line, I would recommend Blue Raven if you're looking for solar. They did a good job, and it will add value to your house too.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey there,

Sorry that you were stressed out for a little bit! That's the worst. We're glad to hear that everything is up and running smoothly. Feel free to reach out at any time!

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Best decision of 2018!"
Reviewed Jul 23, 2019

We’d recently had our home built from the ground up and were first time owners looking for ways to be more cost-efficient. Blue Raven Solar came around, educated us on renting electricity and what we’re currently paying to rent versus what we could be saving to own our energy, it was a no-brainer to go solar. From the moment we decided to move forward, to installation, the Blue Raven team was transparent, professional and answered every question we (I had most of the questions) and they were very patient with us as we went back and forth between the different designs and options. Matt, our sales guy was so incredibly helpful and even conference called operations for us when we needed something expedited or had additional questions he couldn’t answer.

We’ve had our solar system for a year now and couldn’t be happier. Matt and team accurately forecasted the energy we’d use and the number of solar panels needed to offset, and has been spot on. During the winter months we still had an energy bill from excel, but that’s expected.

So far, I’ve recommended Blue Raven solar to several of my friends and family, because of the experience I had with Blue Raven, these guys are not salespeople, they really just want you to make an informed decision and truly care about your best interest. Definitely making the right decision with blue Raven!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey!

This is the best review of 2019! I'm so stoked to hear that you think it's a no-brainer as well. We love solar, and I'm stoked to hear that you love it too. Thanks for your review.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Fast, efficient, and stayed in touch throughout the whole process"
Reviewed Jul 23, 2019

Fast, efficient, and stayed in touch the whole time from start to finish. The installers were fast and knowledgable and the sales agent was not pushy and knew what he was talking about. I have been referring people left and right.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey there,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I love hearing that things went so well. Thank you so much for your referrals as well! It really means a lot.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Great Service and Product"
Reviewed Jul 21, 2019

Blue Raven made the entire process of getting a solar setup on my house completely pain free. When I had questions they were there to answer.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey!

Solar can admittedly be a little stressful sometimes. We get it, and we really do our best to keep things easy on you! I'm stoked to hear that things went so well :)

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Love Blue Raven"
Reviewed Jul 19, 2019

The best investment we could have made. Loving these $15 and $16 light bills every month along with the check in the mail every month. I would recommend Blue Raven to every homeowner I know.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 26, 2019

Hey there!

Thank you so much for your recommendation. They say word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising, and I wholeheartedly believe that! You rock!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Outstanding!"
Reviewed Jul 19, 2019

Working with Blue Raven was great. I basically didn't have to lift a finger, paid 0 upfront cost, and got the solar system of my dreams. I am a salesman's worst nightmare and a very discerning customer in a nuts-and-bolts type of way. Blue Raven was a pleasure to work with.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 19, 2019

Hey there,

Thanks so much for your kind words! It's awesome to hear that our process can make even the most discerning of our customers happy. Stay in touch! We're happy to help if anything comes up.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Disappointed !!"
Reviewed Jul 18, 2019

The solar experience has not be as pleasant as I expected. The actual installation guys were great. The were fast and efficient. The office coordination however was lacking. The installers told me they would be back the next day. They did not show up and explained that the office assigned them to another job and were supposed to notify me. They didn't.

There were problems with the reporting system. At first, no production was reported. Then it was showing 32 microconverters instead of the 16 is should have been. The enphase system they use to monitor production was supposed to be real time. It is not. It only updates every 6 to 8 hours. I was told I could monitor each individual microconverter. Haven't figured out how yet.

I spoke to Enphase about discrepancies in reported production. That has still not be straightened out. I have no confidence in the reported production figures.

Now add Loan Pal - the partner that does the financing part. I was told there was no prepayment penalty. However, they will not allow you to make a principal only payment. They take interest charges out of every payment you make.

At this point, I don't know if the system is producing as it is supposed to or not. I'm assuming over time some of these issues will be settled and hopefully I will be able to have some confidence in how things are operating.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 18, 2019

Hi there,

I just left you a voicemail about your production data! Enphase was able to verify that the data was correct for the past 6 months. Any new info that comes in will also be correct. They werent able to go back any further than 6 months due to a limitation in their internal system, but we can rest assure that all issues regarding production data has been resolved going forward.

I am sorry to hear about your difficulties along the process. Sometimes we make mistakes, and while we do our best to mitigate the effects on our customers, occasionally not everything goes as smoothly as we might hope. Thanks for being patient with us.

Feel free to reach out at any time.

Best,
Evan H

"Great experience"
Reviewed Jul 17, 2019

I have all great things to say about Blue Raven. They took care of all the steps, called and updated me with any progress or changes, and everyone involved was very professional and great to work with. I would highly recommend this company.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 18, 2019

Hi there!

Thanks so much for this awesome review. Your recommendation means so much more to us than you know! Here's to many years of awesome solar power.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Solar Panel Owner Review"
Reviewed Jul 16, 2019

The service, ease of installation, helpfulness from the company, and now the results have all been pain free and amazing! I know, with confidence, that if I have either questions or a problem, it would be taken care of immediately.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 18, 2019

Hey!

Thanks so much for the review. When issues do pop up, we really do our best to take care of things quickly and correctly the first time.

Best regards,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"6th month check-in for Baranick"
Reviewed Jul 16, 2019

My review of the solar system is GREAT! But, the main issue I'm having is that the thermostat that was installed with the solar panels does NOT have the ability to program itself to reduce heating/cooling during the day when my family is away at work/school. Thus, we seem to be running our system MORE than what we previously did.
If someone could help by explaining how to manage this, it would be greatly appreciated.
Also, during our installation 6 months ago, some equipment was left at my house. Blue Raven has said that they'd come grab it on two different occasions, but as of now, they haven't been around. It would be great to just throw this out, but I think the company could use the extra materials.
Feel free to email back with a resolution to either of these two issues.
Thank you,
Scott Baranick

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 17, 2019

Hey there Scott!

Thanks so much for the review and for giving us your feedback.

I definitely recommend reaching out to Ecobee support for help on how to set up your thermostat with the optimum settings! They will be able to help with that. You can get to their support at their website, https://support.ecobee.com/hc/en-us.

I have just notified our installation operations department about the equipment left at your home. Thanks so much for keeping it safe for us! Someone should reach out soon to coordinate with you.

Thanks a ton,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"The system works"
Reviewed Jul 16, 2019

The Solar Panel that was installed buy Blue Raven it took a little coming around which was due the bad weather we were have as soon as the weather cleared up the system was doing what it was suppose to do now our home is more energy efficient thanks to Blue Raven Solar.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 17, 2019

Hi there,

Thanks so much for the review! I love hearing that your home is more energy efficient. It's all about saving! Saving on energy bills, saving the planet, it's all important here! Have a good one.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Great Solar Company"
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019

If your looking to install Solar panels on you home, I would highly recommend Blue Raven. They have been great in every aspect, from initial appointments and answering all my questions. To the seamless installation process and keeping me up to date on the process. I have been a customer for 6 months and am very happy with the service and productivity with no issues to date!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 17, 2019

Hey there,

Thanks so much for the glowing review! We put a lot into making sure your experience is seamless and easy, so I'm stoked to hear that things went well. Have a great summer!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Disappointment becomes elation"
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019

I was very pleased with the installation of my solar system. The installers were very professional and efficient, especially given that the January installation occurred amid snowstorms. I have to say that my initial results were disappointing, during a couple of months of storms and heavy overcast skies. But that turned to elation as spring and then summer weather resulted in all of my electric power needs being provided by solar power. My only costs these days are Idaho Power’s $5.25 “fees.” My one question has to do with excess solar power being fed back into the system. Why am I not paid for that?

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hi there!

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad that you're making the sun work for you.

As for your question about excess power, each utility works differently. Idaho power explains their process like this:

"If electricity generated by the Customer and delivered to the Company during the Billing Period exceeds the electricity supplied by the Company during the Billing Period, the Excess Net Energy shall be carried forward as a kWh credit to offset energy usage in a subsequent Billing Period."

This means that they are banking it for you. It's kind of like hibernation. It's saving those credits for a rainy day! When you stop producing enough to cover your usage, Idaho Power will pull from your credits instead of charging you.

Follow up with them if you have trouble seeing this on your bill. It can be pretty confusing.

Thanks again for the review! Have a great week.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"my solar"
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019

From istallation to usage we have had good experience. Other than administrative we have not had a power bill in 2 months. It is easy to go online an monitor activity.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hey there,

Thanks a ton for the review! We love making things easier. Congrats at your solar purchase, and we're stoked to hear that you have already seen the savings. Feel free to keep in contact in case we can help with anything!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Great customer service from inquiry to installation to production, and we're offsetting a lot!"
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019

We initially reached out to blue raven after seeing a FB ad (yes, it's true). They quickly got in touch with us, were quick to schedule a consult, and were extremely nice, thorough, and knowledgeable. The installation did not take long at all and we were not displaced because of it. While we had a bit of issue getting the city to come out and approve everything, blue raven handled all of it. Now we are producing/banking quite a bit of energy and our bills are significantly lower than they would have been otherwise. Not to mention, the value of our home has increased because of it.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hey!

Thanks so much for letting us know how things went! We were really happy that you found us on Facebook. It's great that everything went so well and that you're happy with your system. Have an awesome week!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"6-month review of solar install"
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019

We had a 5.4kw system installed about 6 months ago. Since installing, our bill has been the bare minimum (the hookup fee to the grid). We have had no issues with the system since and accessing it via the app or web to review our production is very easy. The installation was very fast and looks great. I am very satisfied with Blue Raven and their customer support is top notch. Given our monthly payment for the system, overall we estimate that we still will come out cheaper given our heating/cooling bills in the most extreme months can get pretty high. Add to the fact that energy rates are only going to increase, it was a no brainer. Would I do it again? Absolutely!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We think going solar is a no-brainer too, so we're glad that we could work together to reduce those bills! We're also glad that you think the panels look great, we're really proud of the aesthetic of our panels. Thanks for choosing to work with us!

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Very easy process"
Reviewed Jul 15, 2019

Going solar with Blue Raven could not have been easier. They take care of everything for you--submitting everything to your HOA, city, county, and energy company. All I really had to do was read through the documents and provide an e-signature. The only difficulties I had were with my energy company dragging their feet.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hey Kip,

Thanks so much for your thoughts. We're all about making things easy on you. Sorry about your energy company slowing things down, but thanks for being patient!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Best Solar Power System!!!"
Reviewed Jul 14, 2019

I evaluated 4 other solar companies and Blue Raven was the best because they provided 18 mos free financing at 0% interest. Also our Building Commissioner also told me they were the most thorough and professional solar company they had dealt with. BR far exceeded my expectations! My electricity bill went from $350/month, (when everything is fully powered during the hottest summer days) to $9/mo. after just 5 months installed in January!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Thanks so much for this review! That is so cool what your building commissioner said. We take our installs seriously. I know it sounds lame and very "corporate", but we're committed to doing things right the first time.

Thanks for your time and recommendation. It really means a lot.

Have a great week!
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Overall great company!"
Reviewed Jul 11, 2019

Blue Raven staff installed my panels quickly in the middle of winter. I was home at the time and they were professional. They arrived early, but I think they could have spent more time checking their work since a connector came loose later, and I also found a bunch of nails lying around on my roof and in my gutters after they were done. There was a "close call" on something that I overheard while I was eavesdropping in my attic, nervous they might ruin my roof, but they never shared what it was... Support w/ the Enlighten app has been tricky bouncing from one person to the next in their support (operations) team e-mails and phone calls, but they eventually got things right. Follow-up could be better, but they are learning.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hi there Jon,

Thanks so much for your feedback. We're always looking to improve, so I've passed on your feedback to everyone involved in your install and customer service experience. Please let us know if we can ever help with anything, and thanks so much for your kind comments!

Best regards,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Solar energy"
Reviewed Jul 10, 2019

I have had my solar panels for 6 months, and I have already noticed a change in my energy bills. I just don't know why we didn't do this sooner. We are very happy the appearance of the panels( you can hardly see them) and the value it has added to our home! Thank you Blue Raven Courtney M

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hey Courtney!

We're glad you're seeing the benefits of solar already and enjoying in the aesthetic of the panels. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"We were impressed!"
Reviewed Jul 09, 2019

Blue Raven supplies a whole team of folks to get the job done. Ridge lives locally and helped coordinate everyone. They were willing to adjust the original plan for panel placement to accommodate our need for access to the upper level roof. They worked with our timeline and even installed on a rainy windy December day on our metal roof. The reports we receive every month let us know that we are saving lots of trees!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hey there,

I'm stoked to hear that everything went so well. Our install teams really are the best, nothing seems to faze them! Thanks so much for your contribution to helping the environment.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Everything running great 6 months in"
Reviewed Jul 09, 2019

The Blue Raven salespersons were very helpful and informative during the setup process. Installation was efficient and less than a day for 20 panels on a two story roof. After install you get a bunch of digital documents outlining the whole process with pictures and a packet of documents for tax purposes, which is very convenient. My system has been producing really well now that summer is in full swing and Blue Raven has lived up to all their promises so far. I had to call customer service once after a major snowfall to confirm error codes were from the panel being covered with snow and they were very helpful and responsive. The mobile application to track energy production is a really neat feature too. The Eccobee thermostat that came with the system has worked great too. The best feature is being able to control it remotely from an app on my phone.

Only hangup I can think of: I have a Denver address but live in Adams county. I think Blue Raven assumed Denver county and there was a mix up with whether or not an electrician had to be present for the utility company inspection. This delayed my install a little over a week.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 15, 2019

Hey!

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how your experience was. We're so glad that everything went so well! Feel free to reach out at any time if we can help with anything.

Thanks so much,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"good buy"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

I had my system installed last year during the winter months. Naturally the first few months were the worst and didn't provide much benefit. However now that I've been running this through the summer months I'm impressed by the output of the solar system. Not sure if I can generate enough power to offset the winter months but even if I have an overall return of 80% of the power I actually need, this will be a nice benefit in the years to come. The installation was a bit stretched (took a good 3 months) but there are many moving parts before the system is up and running. I would give it a 4.5 star rating as we hit a few snags during the installation that could have been avoided but Blue Raven took care of all my needs once I pointed them out. I would do business again with them.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 17, 2019

Hey there Peter,

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us (and others) know how your experience was! I'm stoked to hear that you're producing well and seeing the benefits. Thanks for the feedback as well. We'll use it to keep on improving.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Good company"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

Solar never really made big financial sense but I wanted to go green. The system works and the service has been great. Very clear through the whole process and responsive to all inquiries.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 17, 2019

Hey there,

Solar can be a long, difficult, and confusing job. That means that one of our biggest goals is to make the process as easy and clear as possible for you! From the sound of it, we did pretty well.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"I loved my reps and the professionalism of the team"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

Going solar was in line with my beliefs and goals. I chose this company because of the reasonable financing, the professionalism of the team, and their experience in this business. I like how they seem to treat and follow up with their customers if there are any questions, and the employees seem to enjoy working here, which is also important to me.
With Boise growing, rates at Idaho Power are going to be increasing. I am producing for myself and have a product that increases the value of my home as well. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to go solar.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 17, 2019

Hey,

Thanks so much for leaving a review! We know going solar can be complicated, so it's a huge priority for us to answer questions clearly. I can't speak for everyone here, but I really love working here, as do many of my coworkers who I've spoken to! It really is a great company.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Wonderful solar company!"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

Everthing has been running smoothly especially after hearing about WA State rebate will be available. Had problem with one meter not running correctly. Last week PUD showed up to look at our meter and found it was showing error messages and not recording. Now they pay us for energy we generate!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 17, 2019

Hey,

Thanks so much for the review! I'm stoked to hear that things are going great and that you're seeing the savings. Here's to many years of solar!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven Solar

"BETTER THAN I EXPECTED"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

GOING FROM $350. TO $480. ALL THE WAY DOWN TO UNDER $200.00 PER MONTH IS THE BEST THING EVER. THE PANELS ARE FORWARD FACING FLUSH MOUNTED AND ARE SO INVISIBLE COMPARED TO THE ONES ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME WHICH ARE CANTED AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT MY SOLAR AND WILL AND HAVE RECCOMENDED THAT MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHOULD TAKE THE LEAP AND GET THE SOLAR. THANK YOU BLUE RAVEN

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 18, 2019

Hey Tracy,

No, thank YOU for your awesome review! It's incredible to hear that you had such a positive experience, especially that you'd trust your family and friends! That's just great.

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Very happy user."
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

I’m a very happy user of the blue raven solar system. They were very professional with the instal and always kept me up to date on everything. I would really recommend them to anyone thinking of getting a solar system installed. It’s been working great so far, since I’ve had it installed about six months ago now. It’s a very easy process and a great system and I love it!

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 19, 2019

Hey there,

Have you ever heard the old adage that something easy isn't worth doing? This review proves it wrong! We make it easy to go solar, and it is DEFINITELY worth doing. Thanks for the review!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Satisfied"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

The installation was on time and schedule, the installation crew was very professional and the system is performing as promised.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 19, 2019

Hey Brian,

Satisfaction is the name of the game! Thanks so much for going solar with us. Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Love our solar"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

We got quotes from 3 different companies, and Blue Raven was the one we were most comfortable with. Installation didn't go as smoothly as we'd hoped, but that had to do with the surprises our older home presented, rather than problems with Blue Raven. It took longer, but they worked it out. Since then it runs as smooth as can be. We had it installed in December, and I pulled snow off the panels a lot during the winter. Other than that, it is just there, collecting solar energy and lowering out power bill. Output is just as expected.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 19, 2019

Hey there Randy,

Thanks for being willing to roll with the punches with the install, things can be pretty tricky with such a big project. I'm stoked to hear that everything is going so well! Feel free to contact us any time.

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Brilliant decision"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

I'll keep this simple because it doesn't take a lot of explanation. My bill went from $150+ a month to $16. I produce a surplus of about 300 KWh per month which is applied on later bills. House gets extra later of insulation from direct sunlight. There is literally no downside to this whatsoever.

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Response from Blue Raven Solar
Responded Jul 19, 2019

Hey Taylor,

Thanks for choosing to go with us! The savings, the extra energy banked, the insulation, all awesome benefits. I'm really glad to hear that you're so happy. Have a great weekend!

Best,
Evan H
Blue Raven

"Installers Review"
Reviewed Jul 03, 2019

These guy knew what they were doing. Answered all my questions and did the work in a very short time. Very professional. Highly recommend them to anyone.

"DO NOT TRUST THESE LIARS!!!"
Reviewed Apr 12, 2019

we asked their lying sales rep face to face about the removal cost if roof repairs need to made such that the solar panels need to be removed to effect repairs, and were told repeatedly there WAS NO COST for this removal.

2 years down the line, guess what? THEY TOLD US A $4,000 LIE!!! so feel free to jump into bed with these CROOKS if you have $4k to THROW AWAY, but don't assume this is the only LIE they will tell you...

also, for the record, when confronted they don't care about their DISHONESTY, which means the company CONDONES IT and WILL DO NOTHING TO CORRECT IT.

if you still want a piece of their bad karma, sorry, but don't say you weren't warned!

"Watch your credit!"
Reviewed Apr 04, 2019

The rep and a trainee attended my home to present a proposal for solar panels, firstly, the solar industry is young and unregulated, so be very careful who you choose. The pushy rep from BlueRaven offered what appeared to be a decent deal but needed to know if I could be financed through LoanPal, their financiers, he asked me some normal questions, but at NO time if he could run a hard pull on my credit, no verbal request, no written request, nothing, he simply picked up his phone and spoke to someone on the other end. It was only after they had left that I realized that they had authorized LoanPal to perform a hard pull on my credit. This is against the law and my attorneys are pursuing it. As for LoanPal, they are working to have the pull removed from my credit reports so they have been helpful.

"Stay away"
Reviewed Jan 27, 2019

Well first off it took 7 months for them to turn it on, normally it should take 3 or 4 months, and the sales man never mention a connection fee from duke power. All he said was you will only get 1 bill , pretty much a bill swap, he average my utility bill for the year and said that's what you be paying , ok cool well that's a no brainer sure I will do it, well didn't know the connection fee would be almost $20 a month, so right off the bat your going to be paying $20 more a month than if you never got solar, and then they didn't install enough solar panels because they didn't calculate it right, and they say it was the sales man and my fault cause it wasn't calculated right because I didn't tell them I had a programmable thermostat , really how did I know that, they gave us a programmable thermostat when panels was installed and the installers were like ,oh you already have one, well I will leave it with anyway, i have been getting utility bills around $70 a month. It just been a headache, I talk to one of the head people and they said we can put more panels on to off set the cost but you will have to pay for it, umm no I am not, they pretty much said oh well, so pretty much I have been praying for a sunny month , cause if it been cloudy well your going to pay for it, plus don't add anything to your house like a hot tub, more people living with you, another building with a shed or anything that have to do with electricity, cause if I knew right from the start there was a connection fee I would say no, I was trying to save money now I am losing a lot, all I want is to have the right size panels on my roof that's suppose to be there that they messed up on

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"Proposal "Outlier""
Reviewed Sep 08, 2018

I really enjoyed the presentation of the BR proposal, the first in our shopping; however, I just could not understand if we used 8404kwh in a rolling 12 months, why the BR proposal was for much less production (I've since forgotten the stats). I'm thinking the proposed production was at 80% of actual. I called their TX office and if memory serves, there was succeeding missed communications following and I don't think I ever received an explanation before moving on to other vendors. The BR proposal was the lowest we received, a real outlier, "low ball" proposal judging from succeeding proposals from other vendors. I talked with a neighbor re his BR system and was surprised that he had virtually no clue just responding "its OK", they were efficient, did a nice install, but he wasn't prepared to speak to whether they had $6 Xcel electric bills.

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"Dishonest Company!"
Reviewed Aug 21, 2018

**** AVOID BLUE RAVEN AT ALL COST ****
If you are thinking about going solar stay far away from this dishonest business.

They offered a “production guarantee” that the system they will install will be sufficient enough for our household. Three months later and after doing quite a bit of research, they only installed a 4.72kwp solar array where others would have installed a higher capacity system for the same price. What they installed is obviously not sufficient so now we end up paying for the solar loan on top of our power bill which defeats the whole purpose of going solar!

After confirming with our power company that the system does not even send back excess energy back to the grid to accrue net meter credit, we tried to reach them via phone and they had the nerve to tell us that we have been using excess energy. We already installed the smart thermostat and led light bulbs that they provided during the install to cut down our energy use up to 20% (as they said). We even reduced our AC cooling temperature significantly but the system is just not enough.
After contacting them to let them know about the issue they sent us a quote for additional panels for an ADDED COST. They promised us that they will install additional panels if the initial install is not adequate as part of the “production guarantee”. Other solar installers would have done a proper assessment and installed the correct solar array in the first place and would have honored their initial quote.

We tried escalating the issue to their senior management but never heard anything back, no callback, email, or even a courtesy reply to let us know that they received our correspondence.

DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH BLUE RAVEN as they are very dishonest and will stop responding to your messages once they get your money. They will, however, work very hard to get more $$$ from you, as THEY WILL OVERPROMISE AND UNDER-DELIVER to squeeze more cash from families looking to switch to sustainable energy.

Go look at their Better Business Bureau profile and see for yourself!

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"Absolute Best!"
Reviewed May 04, 2018

We love this company! The process was easy to understand and I didn’t have to do a thing! They even handled the city permits and HOA approval. The sales support team are quickly available and their communication is great. The panels look great and the installation team was professional and CLEAN from beginning to end.

"Blur Raven Is the BEST!"
Reviewed May 02, 2018

Blue Raven Solar installed a Solar system in my home just about 12 days ago, and my meter has been running backwards ever since! Last year my highest monthly usage was 52kw. Well the meter has already given me 63kw credit in just 12 days! Blue Raven took outstanding care of us every step of the way, and installation was quick (two days) and very professional. I highly recommend Blue Raven, they have exceeded my best expectations.

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