BlueWave Solar Responds to the Suniva ITC Trade Case Decision

Boston, MA — At BlueWave Solar we lead in the development and financing of solar energy projects and provide services that have enormous economic benefits to communities, non-profits, homeowners and construction workers throughout Massachusetts.  We are also providing real savings to homeowners in other states including North Carolina, South Carolina and Rhode Island.  These benefits are driven in large part by the enormous improvements the industry has achieved over the past decade and state-level leadership in energy policy.

We are very disappointed that the U.S International Trade Commission (US ITC) found in favor of Suniva and SolarWorld’s complaint, which puts at risk these benefits and the more than 250,000 solar jobs might be harmed by new tariffs on solar panels; however, BlueWave, our customers, our projects and our communities are resilient and will overcome this. It is our hope that during the remedy phase, the US ITC takes the severe negative impact a tariff will have on the US solar industry into account.  Any tariffs recommended by the U.S. International Trade Commission should be minimal, exempt countries with existing trade agreements with the US, and be set to decline rapidly.

BlueWave is especially grateful to our partner installers, many of whom are small business owners, who work hard every day to help achieve our mission of making solar available to everyone, everywhere a reality. We stand with solar installers and manufacturing workers, who are the back bone of the solar industry, as they will be severely impacted by an aggressive tariff.

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Media Contact: Mark Sylvia, Managing Director of External Affairs, msylvia@bluewavesolar.com

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%.”

With more than 50 employees in Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina and South Africa, 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 have thousands of community solar and Home Solar Loan customers.

BlueWave is a Certified B Corporation and was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by the Inc. 5000 and the Boston Business Journal. For more information visit www.bluewavesolar.com

 

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