The 1.371 MW DC project in Plympton, Massachusetts will provide clean power and energy savings to homes and small businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts as well as the Oak Bluffs Water District on Martha’s Vineyard.

PLYMPTON, MA –MAY 22, 2017

BlueWave Solar (“BlueWave”) of MA, along with financing partners MS Solar Solutions Corp and National Bank of Arizona announced today the completion of a 1.371 MW DC community solar project on Lake Street in Plympton, MA. Known as the Lake Street project, this solar array will produce local, clean energy and generate long term electricity savings for residents, small businesses and a public water district in Southeastern Massachusetts.

As a community solar leader in Massachusetts, BlueWave developed the first two community solar projects in the Commonwealth.  The Lake Street project will add to the 30 MW of community solar BlueWave has completed to date.   As a result of this success, BlueWave has gained over 1,000 community solar customers. In addition to developing and owning community solar, BlueWave has developed a proprietary Solar Management Platform (SMP) to manage its Community Solar Share customers’ experience.

“BlueWave’s mission to provide ‘Solar for the 100%’ is being further realized through the Lake Street project,” said Trevor Hardy, CEO of BlueWave. “Whether through our development and ownership of solar projects, acquisition of large offtakers, or through our Community Solar Share product or Home Solar Loan, we are providing access to clean, locally generated electricity at a savings to residents, small businesses, public entities and private/non-profit organizations across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

Covering approximately 7 acres of a 42-acre site, the Lake Street project will enable the retention of the remaining upland acreage for agricultural use, reduce carbon emissions by 1,253 tons annually, generate local tax revenue for the Town of Plympton and support the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ clean energy and climate goals.

Residents and small businesses will receive clean, affordable power from this local project in the form of net metering credits (“Shares”) as part of BlueWave’s Community Solar Share program. Seventy (70) homes and businesses have signed up to receive community solar shares from the Lake Street project, resulting in saving 10% on their monthly electricity bills. In addition, the Oak Bluffs Water District is the “anchor” offtaker for this project. As anchor offtaker, the Oak Bluffs Water District has contracted for approximately 400 kW DC of solar net metering credits.   As a result, the Oak Bluffs Water District is furthering its sustainability goals while reducing their electricity costs and ultimately their rate-payer’s costs, with overall annual savings of approximately $12,500 a year.

“Oak Bluffs Water District is very happy to be saving on our electricity costs which directly benefits our Rate Payers,” commented Kevin Johnson, Oak Bluffs Water District Superintendent.

As one of the two BlueWave Community Solar projects in Southeastern Massachusetts (the other being BlueWave’s Mill Road project in Fairhaven), the Lake Street project has been under development with landowners Pam and Charlie Burns since 2014. In June of 2016 site preparations began and mechanical completion of the project was achieved in November of 2016.  Approximately 30 local people were employed by this project in areas including development, construction, permitting, engineering, electrical, land use and legal. In developing this project, BlueWave, along with the engineering, procurement and construction contractor Pro-Tech Energy Solutions LLC of Moorestown, NJ, civil engineer Flaherty & Stefani and wetlands consultant Brad Holmes and the local utility, Eversource, took great care to ensure that the local ecosystem, land characteristics and long term land value were protected. BlueWave and its partners worked closely with the property owners, the Town of Plympton and their planning, conservation and public safety officials on permitting, access and wetlands issues.

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About BlueWave Solar

BlueWave Solar (“BlueWave”) is a solar energy company founded on a mission to make solar available to everyone, everywhere.  Driven to transform the energy status quo, BlueWave enables communities to take control of their energy production and consumers to choose local, low-cost power through our suite of consumer solar products, including the BlueWave Community Solar Share and the BlueWave Home Solar Loan.  That’s our vision for a cleaner planet.  And it’s our energy solution for the “100%.”

BlueWave has developed over 90 MW of projects delivering more than $4.75 million dollars in annual savings for customers and $208 million dollars in estimated lifetime savings over the life of contracts while reducing CO2 by 98,000 metric tons annually – the equivalent of taking 19,000 cars off the road.

BlueWave is a Certified B Corporation and was recently named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2017 Fast 50 list, recognizing the company as one of the 50 fastest growing businesses in Massachusetts.

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About National Bank of Arizona

Specializing in forming one-on-one relationships, taking a big picture view of your needs and providing superb customer service, National Bank of Arizona® offers a broad suite of customized products and services for individuals and businesses—from private banking clients to foundations, nonprofits, corporate and commercial clients. Backed by the strength of Zions Bancorporation, you get the resources you need with the responsiveness and personalized service you expect from a local bank—which makes NB|AZ® the only bank you need.

National Bank of Arizona is a division of ZB, N.A., which operates in nearly 500 local financial centers across 11 Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. ZB, N.A.’s parent company is Zions Bancorporation, which is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices (NASDAQ: ZION).  Visit us at www.nbarizona.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

About Pro-Tech Energy Solutions

Pro-Tech Energy Solutions is a leading energy solutions company founded in 2008, delivering energy solutions to its clients on both sides of their electric meter. Pro-Tech’s Renewable Energy Division provides engineering, procurement and construction services for commercial and utility scale solar PV projects throughout the United States for commercial and government clients. Pro-Tech’s Energy Efficiency Division designs and implements energy-saving improvement projects for commercial and government clients. Pro-Tech has installed over 200MW of distributed generation and grid tied solar photovoltaic systems and was ranked 28th on Solar Power World’s 2015 list of top contractors in North America. Visit us at pro-techenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

 

BOSTON, MA – May 12, 2017

Today BlueWave Solar is proud to announce that it ranked #9 on the Boston Business Journal’s 2017

Fast 50 list. In a ceremony on May 11 at F1 Racing Boston, BlueWave was named the ninth fastest growing private company in Massachusetts, with over 762% growth from 2013 to 2016.

BlueWave is a solar energy company founded on a mission to make solar available to everyone, everywhere.  Driven to transform the energy status quo, BlueWave enables communities to take control of their energy production and consumers to choose local, low-cost clean power through our suite of consumer solar products, including the BlueWave Community Solar Share and the BlueWave Home Solar Loan.  That’s our vision for a cleaner planet.  And it’s our energy solution for the “100%.”

BlueWave has developed over 90 MW of projects delivering more than $4.75 million dollars in annual savings for customers and $208 million dollars in estimated lifetime savings over the life of contracts while reducing CO2 by 98,000 metric tons annually – the equivalent of taking 19,000 cars off the road.

Link to the article at Boston Business Journal Website: http://ow.ly/msc530bFSPR

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Partnership with PowerScout, a smart home technology company based in Oakland, California provides BlueWave’s solar installer partners with online access to a powerful solar savings calculator to help homeowners go solar.

BOSTON, MA – May 2, 2017

BlueWave Solar (“BlueWave”) of Boston, MA announced today its partnership with PowerScout, Inc. of Oakland, CA to provide BlueWave’s solar installer partners with PowerScout’s solar calculator to help homeowners evaluate the solar potential of their roofs and estimate the potential savings of installing a solar PV system.

PowerScout is a smart home technology company that was awarded two grants from the United States Department of Energy SunShot Program to build an advanced data analytics platform aimed at helping consumers understand the benefit of solar energy adoption. Using just an address, PowerScout’s tools allow customers to get detailed smart home recommendations tailored to their specific home, energy consumption, and roof profile. PowerScout’s software helps customers easily and intuitively understand the financial, environmental, and home value benefits associated with solar and other smart home technologies.

The PowerScout solar application for customers and installers sits on top of PowerScout’s big-data architecture and provides a well-designed user interface (UI) and simple user experience (UX) that allows homeowners interested in rooftop solar to determine solar potential down to the individual planes of their rooftop. It also includes several dynamic features that make estimates of solar savings more accurate than any previously available. The solar calculator is available via a link on BlueWave’s website at www.bluewavesolar.com.

Eric Graber-Lopez, BlueWave’s President, commented that, “The integration of PowerScout’s calculator into BlueWave’s Home Solar Loan Portal supports our mission to cover Massachusetts rooftops in solar by providing answers to questions consumers have – does solar work for my home and how much will it save me? This integration supports our installers in making this first step seamless and enjoyable for all consumers. Attila and his team have built a fantastic product. We are excited to use it to complement our thriving solar loan platform here in Massachusetts, and look forward to rolling it out soon to other states we serve.”

The solar calculator went live with installers on March 28, 2017. Plans to showcase the solar calculator directly to consumers are in development

“We are excited to be partnering with BlueWave Solar, an industry leader in helping consumers get best-in-market financing on solar projects through their innovative loan platform, remarked Attila Toth, PowerScout’s Founder and CEO. He added, “We believe that PowerScout’s software adds another dimension of value for customers visiting BlueWave’s Home Solar Loan Portal.  This partnership furthers the commitment of both BlueWave and PowerScout to transparency in the solar buying process and ensuring customers have a great experience.”

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About BlueWave Solar

BlueWave Solar (“BlueWave”) is a solar energy company founded on a mission to make solar available to everyone, everywhere.  Driven to transform the energy status quo, BlueWave enables communities to take control of their energy production and consumers to choose local, low-cost power through our suite of consumer solar products, including the BlueWave Community Solar Share and the BlueWave Home Solar Loan.  That’s our vision for a cleaner planet.  And it’s our energy solution for the “100%.”

BlueWave is a Certified B Corporation and was recently named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2017 Fast 50 list, recognizing the company as one of the 50 fastest growing businesses in Massachusetts.

Visit us at bluewavesolar.com to learn more. For more solar and BlueWave news follow us on social media.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueWaveSolar

Twitter: www.twitter.com/BlueWaveSolar

Instagram: www.instagram.com/BlueWaveSolar

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bluewavesolar

About PowerScout, Inc.

PowerScout is an AI enabled marketplace for smart home improvement projects. At PowerScout.com, homeowners can learn more about smart improvements they can make to their home, such as rooftop solar and home battery systems, and get competing quotes from a curated list of high-quality home improvement contractors.

Visit us at powerscout.com to learn more.  You can also follow us on social media.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mypowerscout/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mypowerscout

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/powerscout