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Mark Sylvia, Managing Director – External Affairs
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Community Solar and Solar Loan company BlueWave, headquartered in Massachusetts with offices in North Carolina, South Carolina and South Africa achieves Certified B Corporation status, joining a global community committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.
Boston, MA – April 13, 2017
BlueWave Solar (BlueWave) is proud to announce that it has become a Certified B Corporation. After a rigorous and dedicated process BlueWave joins a community of companies around the world that are committed to doing business not just for success, but for the greater good. The B Corp community is a direct reflection of BlueWave’s mission of providing access to clean, renewable solar energy to everyone, everywhere.
There are over 2,000 Certified B Corps from more than 130 industries in 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business. Unlike traditional corporations, B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment).
BlueWave believes it can be a better company in the world and for the world. Our mission to make clean energy accessible to everyone, everywhere includes our company contributing to that positive change. Using business as a force for good is not just good business, it’s the only way we want to do business.
In one step towards being a better company for the world, BlueWave is celebrating its B Corp certification by planting 150 trees through the National Forest Foundation’s tree planting program. These trees will absorb 7,200 pounds of CO2 annually. We recognize that defending our natural resources is our greatest legacy and as a solar company we need to do all we can to protect it. These trees will be planted by the US Forest Service in one of our great National Forests.
Joining the B Corp community is strongly aligned with BlueWave’s mission. We want the values we share to be woven throughout everything we do. Positively impacting the communities we work with, live in and support is the right thing to do and we look forward to doing it with our fellow B Corporations.
Reacting to the news that BlueWave has become a Certified B Corporation, BlueWave’s Chairman, John DeVillars said, “We are a mission-driven enterprise dedicated to meeting the generational challenge of climate change. Achieving the B Corp certification demonstrates our commitment to that goal. We are excited to be joining the B Corporation community of companies from around the globe that share those same values and work together to ensure those values are met.”
BlueWave Solar CEO Trevor Hardy added, “I am so proud of this achievement. It is a reflection of our founding principle, set in 2012, which is to provide access to solar to everyone, everywhere. Becoming a B Corp also reflects how we conduct our business, considering our impact in every decision we make, for our customers, our company and our employees. There is no doubt that we could not have achieved this goal without the hard work and commitment of every single one of our employees as well as the trust and confidence of our customers and partners. I look forward to our joining the B Corp community and transforming how business can have a positive impact on our world.”
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 product, 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.
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