#585 overall rank and #25 among energy companies on the Inc. 5000 list reflects BlueWave’s growth and success as a national renewable energy company
Boston, MA – August 18, 2017
Inc. Magazine (Inc.) has named BlueWave Solar (BlueWave) to their 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America (https://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2017). Inc. 5000 companies are selected and ranked based on a formula that counts annual revenue growth over a three-year period. Inc. also ranks the fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, revenue, number of employees, and also highlights women- and minority- run companies.
Established first as the Inc. 500 list in 1982 and then expanded to the Inc. 5000 list in 2007, this annual business recognition is, according to Inc., a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase. Pandora, 7 Eleven, Toys ‘R’ Us, Zipcar, Zappos.com and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 5000.
BlueWave is ranked #585 overall on the Inc. 5000 list, and is also ranked #25 out of 91 energy companies, #19 out of the 146 top Boston companies and #20 out of the 147 top Massachusetts companies.
BlueWave CEO and co-founder, Trevor Hardy, reacting to the announcement commented that, “We are proud and honored to have been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America for 2017. This national recognition is a reflection of the hard work and determination of our team, which has grown our company to what it is today, a best in class renewable energy company committed to making solar available to everyone, everywhere. Based on that vision and success, we look forward to expanding into new markets this year.”
BlueWave Chairman and co-founder, John DeVillars added, “We are demonstrating that mission-driven clean energy businesses can do well by doing good. It is testimony to BlueWave’s values, to the high-performance team of professionals in our company, and to the landowners, cities, towns, housing authorities, schools, private companies, and 1600+ community solar and solar loan customers and their commitment to clean and renewable power.”
About BlueWave Solar
BlueWave Solar (“BlueWave”) is a renewable energy company founded on a mission to make solar available to everyone, everywhere. BlueWave’s proprietary fintech platform delivers innovative, high-value products and services to its partners and customers, enabling communities and consumers to choose local, low-cost renewable power. From developing high-quality solar projects that allow customers to participate in BlueWave Community Solar, to financing residential rooftop solar with the BlueWave Home Solar Loan, BlueWave empowers its partners and installers to deliver a seamless home solar solution. That’s the BlueWave vision for a cleaner planet and our energy solution for the “100%.”
BlueWave has developed and built more than 100 megawatts of solar projects to date, delivering over $275 million dollars in estimated lifetime savings to our customers while reducing CO2 by 98,000 metric tons annually – the equivalent of taking 19,000 cars off the road. We work with more than 30 public entities and 1,000 community solar customers. In addition, through the Home Solar Loan program BlueWave has financed more than 600 rooftop solar systems since early 2016.
BlueWave is a Certified B Corporation and was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal. Visit us at bluewavesolar.com to learn more.
Mark Sylvia – Managing Director: External Affairs
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