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Blue Raven Solar Mission and Values Origin Story

Prior to working at Blue Raven Solar, I worked at McKinsey & Company as a management consu...

Five easy solar panel maintenance tips

Once you have solar installed, it is easy to keep up your solar panels. Serious cleaning u...

Upgrade your home energy efficiency with these simple tips

Summertime is just starting, which means soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the great ou...

Solar seems right for me. Should I lease or buy?

If you’re wondering whether residential solar falls within your reach, a good place to sta...

What you should know before going solar

Over the past decade, residential solar energy has grown 75-fold in the U.S. We're in the ...

Estimating the cost of a solar installation

Just because solar panels are made in a uniform rectangle shape, doesn't mean there's a un...

Best traits to look for in a solar installer

Factors like tax incentives, cash rebates, and a widespread shift in attitudes that favor ...

How Many Solar Panels Do You Need to Power a Home?

The exact number of solar panels needed to power your home will largely depend on four key...

What Happens to Solar Energy Production in Bad Weather?

Despite solar energy becoming more accessible and a more common method for powering Americ...

Solar Power Myths Debunked

Common Solar Power Myths We’ve come across quite a few myths and misconceptions about the ...

What is Net Metering?

Net metering is a two-way billing arrangement between utility companies and customers desi...

Cleaning solar panels: Is it even necessary?

CAUTION: READ MANUFACTURER INSTALLATION, SAFETY, AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE CLEAN...

Ecobee vs Nest: A side-by-side comparison of two leading smart thermostats

    Millions of homeowners are already using a smart thermostat to help manage their home ...

BRS Q&A: Part 1

We find it incredibly valuable for homeowners to feel “solar-fluent” when considering goin...

How Does Net Metering Work?

Residential solar is typically installed as an effort by homeowners to 1) reduce utility b...

How to Get Control of Your Electricity Bill

If you’re getting more and more frustrated by your rising electricity bills, you’re not al...

How the New Solar Tariffs Affect You

Recently, the U.S. imposed 30% tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, which are impo...

Claiming Your 2017 Solar Tax Credits in South Carolina

In July 2009, South Carolina passed its solar rebate tax incentive law to allow homeowners...

Claiming Your 2017 Solar Tax Credits in Oregon

This article was originally published August 14, 2017. It has been updated to reflect 2017...

Claiming Your 2017 Solar Tax Credits in Utah

This article was originally published on August 21, 2017. It has been updated for 2017 tax...

How Do I Claim My Residential Solar Tax Credit for 2017?

Whether you're considering solar or have already gone solar, you don't want to miss out on...

Rocky Mountain Power Net Metering Changes (Utah)

States like Utah have proven that solar energy is one of the most lucrative commodities in...

Our Mission & Why it Matters

The residential solar industry has gained incredible traction over the past 10 years.  In ...

Net Metering Is Back in Nevada

On June 15th, Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation (AB 405) to reinstate net meterin...

Benefits of an All In-House Solar Provider

So you’ve decided to install a solar system in your home. Congrats! Now it’s time to decid...

What Solar Panels Are Right for My Home?

A solar system consists of numerous components that all play an important role in providin...

Achieving the Impossible: Going Solar in 3 Days

Blue Raven Solar is guided by a list of 12 values. We believe that to succeed, we have to ...

A Quick Guide to Online Solar Reviews

As the market for residential solar power becomes increasingly competitive, more Americans...

A Brief History of Solar Panels

The residential solar system is definitely not what it used to be. In addition to the tech...

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