For the third consecutive year, BlueWave has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. This is BlueWave’s first ranking within the top 500, earning the company an exclusive feature within Inc.’s September issue.
BlueWave is ranked No. 487 overall on the list, also ranking No. 11 out of 78 energy companies on the list. BlueWave made the Inc. 5000 list for the first time in 2017 as America’s No. 585th fastest growing private company, and again in 2018 in the No. 1449 spot. BlueWave has also been recognized in Boston Business Journal’s Fast 50 for three consecutive years and was named Boston’s No. 1 fastest growing private company in Massachusetts in 2019.
“This national recognition reflects the hard work and determination of our team"
Trevor Hardy BlueWave CEO
“We are honored to have been named to the Inc. 5000 list for a third consecutive year and to have made the Inc. 500 list for the first time in our company history,” said Trevor Hardy, BlueWave CEO and Co-Founder. “This national recognition reflects 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 more accessible to everyone. Over the past year we’ve greatly expanded our community solar business, while continuing to develop some of the most innovative, ecologically-friendly solar projects in the country. We look forward to expanding into new markets through the end of this year.”
The Inc. 5000 annual list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—independent small businesses. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth between 2015 and 2018, with minimum revenue in 2015 of $100,000. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They must to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of the 2019 deadline of December 31, 2018.
The companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been competitive within their markets and, as a whole, this year’s list shows staggering growth compared with prior years’ lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success...what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities."
James Ledbetter Inc. Magazine Editor-In-Chief
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
Companies within the Top 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue, available on newsstands August 20. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. BlueWave’s profile is available at https://www.inc.com/profile/bluewave-solar.
About BlueWave Solar:
BlueWave is on a mission to revolutionize energy with simple, powerful solar solutions. As a pioneering solar developer and leading community solar service provider, BlueWave has built more than 135 MW of solar projects to date and provides community solar access to thousands of customers. As built, these projects collectively generate enough solar energy to avoid roughly 137,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. BlueWave’s innovative community solar subscriptions make it possible for homeowners, renters, small business owners, municipalities, and commercial building operators to save money and to be part of the energy revolution. BlueWave’s cutting-edge Switch Platform enables solar asset owners to conveniently manage their customers while giving those same customers an easily accessible online dashboard to sign up, manage their subscriptions, and review their account activity.
A certified B Corp, BlueWave has received national recognition for its work to protect the planet, including being named the Clean Energy Company of the Year in 2018 by the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a top impact company by Real Leaders Magazine, and a leading growth company by Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.