BlueWave Solar

Project development, community solar and home solar loan

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

bluewavesolar.com

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 their suite of consumer solar products, including the BlueWave Community Solar Share and the BlueWave Home Solar Loan. That’s their 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.

We are committed to transparency, sustainability and improving the lives of others. And we recognize that adherence to the high standards expected of B Corporations will enhance our ability to maintain that commitment and to honor and sustain the environmental and ethical principles on which we were founded. The essence of our work – providing clean energy opportunities for our customers - meets that standard. The ways in which we conduct our work must meet the same high standard. B Corp membership and the commitment and effort that it requires offers a path toward that end. Our mission to make clean energy accessible to everyone, everywhere includes our company contributing to that positive change through both our work and the way in which we conduct that work. Using business as a force for good is not just good business, it's the only way we want to do business.

All of what we do, including becoming a Certified B Corporation supports BlueWave’s unwavering commitment to protecting the Planet from the existential threat of climate change. To combat this threat, businesses, communities, governments and individuals must work together. 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.

The Change We Seek®

BlueWave was founded on a mission to protect our planet by expanding access to solar for everyone, everywhere and is driven to shake up the traditional energy status quo, enabling communities to take control of their energy production and consumers to choose clean power. Born in Massachusetts, with operations around the globe, BlueWave remains committed to their founding principles: preserving the environment; honesty and transparency in everything they do; and respecting and supporting their employees, partners and customers.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2017
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
88
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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