DOVER, MA – OCTOBER 24, 2017
BlueWave Solar (“BlueWave”) of MA, along with Amp of Toronto, a global developer of flexible clean energy infrastructure, officially celebrated the completion of 7.4 MW (DC) of community solar projects in Dover, Mendon and Westport, MA today. These projects, developed by BlueWave and owned by Amp, will produce local, clean energy and generate long term electricity savings for residents, small businesses and public entities around eastern Massachusetts.
The Dover project, located on the Town of Dover’s capped landfill on property owned by the Hale Reservation, is a 1.4 MW (DC) community solar project providing electricity bill credits to nearly eighty subscribers comprising of local residents, small businesses, and the Dover Sherborn Regional School District. In addition, the site is being used as an educational tool for visitors to the Hale Reservation Recreation Center through an on-site interactive kiosk. Informational displays will also be located at the Dover Sherborn Middle School and at the solar site for public viewing.
The Mendon project located on Cape Road in Mendon and the Westport project, located on Blossom Road in Westport represent another 6 MW (DC) of community solar customers that include public entities such as the following Massachusetts housing authorities: Abington, Hanson, Seekonk, Quincy, Attleboro, Bellingham, Easton, and the town of Hanover.
Together, all three projects will reduce carbon emissions by 6,970 metric tons annually, the equivalent of taking 1,481 cars off the road each year. In addition to helping the Commonwealth of Massachusetts reach its climate goals, these projects created 200 jobs during peak construction and will generate ongoing tax revenue for the host communities.
“BlueWave is proud to have developed the Dover, Mendon and Westport projects, in support of our mission to make solar accessible to everyone, everywhere. We are pleased to have partnered with Amp, the long-term owner of the project, to provide real energy savings to customers, generate economic development and fight climate change,” said BlueWave President Eric Graber-Lopez. “We are also pleased to be Amp’s customer management provider for these projects, delivering best in class customer service via our state of the art operations center and dedicated staff.”
“The acquisition of this portfolio of projects furthers Amp’s growth as a developer and long-term owner of clean energy projects and reinforces our commitment to the Massachusetts market,” said Dave Rogers, CEO of Amp. “The mutual commitment of continued collaboration between Amp and BlueWave is something that we are very excited about as we work to bring more clean energy online across our global platform.”
Amp was founded on the belief that the future of power markets will increasingly be defined by resilient, responsive and affordable distributed generation and storage. Today, Amp builds, owns and operates clean energy assets both behind and in-front of the meter. Amp’s solutions, managed by proprietary, technology-enabled risk management tools, allow Amp to provide dispatchable, affordable and resilient clean power to enhance system reliability and security for our customers and the grid.
Based in Canada, with operations in North America, UK, Japan, India and Australia, Amp’s international team brings deep expertise and thought leadership to every aspect of the energy industry. Since Amp’s inception, it has grown a portfolio of over 520MW of distributed generation and utility scale energy projects.
For more information about Amp please visit www.amp.energy
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 60 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 customers.
BlueWave is a Certified B Corporation and was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine and in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. For more information visit www.bluewavesolar.com
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