BlueWave Solar, a leading Boston-based developer, announced this Tuesday that it has secured up to 1 gigawatt of new solar and storage projects for 2021 and beyond; specifically, with more than 10 capitalized clients across eights states of the nation.
Firstly, by the end of 2020, BlueWave developed more than 130 megawatts of solar projects, all of them are currently operational. Starting from this output, the company has prevented the emissions of nearly 120,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
Secondly, such momentum will continue for 2021, as BlueWave Solar has already secured over 1 GW of future solar and storage projects, as said above. However, 500 MW of those are currently under active management contracted by well capitalized institutional clients.
Thirdly, the company has been resilient in the face of the covid-19 pandemic; despite its blow to the global economy, solar projects remained as a key element of the country’s renewable energy landscape. In this regard, clean energy developments by BlueWave prevented enough CO2 emissions equivalent to take off the road 44,000 cars.
In addition, John DeVillars, co-founder and chairman of BlueWave, said. “As a country, the road to a sustainable energy future remains long; we are proud to have a team of bright, hardworking climate warriors who are committed to helping deliver that future; and also, to protecting our neighbors and the planet.”
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BlueWave scores development milestones
On the other hand, the company scored a series of milestones; and high-impact achievements in its work; the above mentioned, but also, in 2020, the company began development of more than 300 MW of solar projects. It also initiated the construction of further 14 MW coupled with battery storage.
Moreover, “the company anticipates seeing meaningful growth in the energy storage market as it continues to integrate battery storage in solar projects, and moves to pursue standalone battery storage projects in 2021.” It says in a statement.
In addition, the company has a unique approach to solar development; one that prioritizes the ecological health of each project site. Particularly with the adoption of dual-use solar, or agrivoltaics, a project design that allows agricultural production and solar to coexist on the same property.
Finally, in Massachusetts the company developed a 3,1 MWDC project, which will be the most comprehensive agrivolatic project of its kind in the US.