Massachusetts-based Community solar service provider and solar energy developer BlueWave Solar recently revealed the milestones it achieved for the 2020 calendar year. BlueWave has a sizable portfolio of solar and community solar programs that have helped the developer achieve important goals that boosted the solar and renewable industry. According to the announcement, BlueWave was behind over 130-megawatts of solar developments as of December 31, 2020.
BlueWave has been a pioneer as a community solar service provider, delivering low-cost solar energy to underserved communities across the United States states. The 130-megawatts that it completed have been responsible for offsetting more than 119,000 metric tons of CO2. These numbers are crucial in states that have set clean energy goals to reduce carbon emissions in the near future.
Through community solar, homeowners, tenants, and small businesses subscribe to a unit of a facility. In turn, they receive a monthly credit toward their utility bill, which provides low-cost energy options. Subscribers play a direct role in reducing carbon emissions through their electricity use.
The community solar service provider will take its achievements in 2020 and carry them over into 2021. Only three months in, BlueWave has already secured more than 1-gigawatts of solar development sites that will house future projects. These sites are located in eight states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the country, which have been a hotbed for solar development since 2019.
Currently, BlueWave Solar is working with service contracts that span 20 years with more than ten different clients. Additionally, the community solar service provider has a portfolio of more than 500-megawatts of projects either contracted for completion in 2021 or currently operational.
BlueWave Solar has found ways to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The solar industry, as a whole, has continued to thrive, particularly community solar developments. BlueWave alone has been able to continue development and has enough operational to offset the CO2 emissions in the equivalent of 44,000 cars.