Blue Sky Power
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Camden, NJ 08103
Exhibit and Presentation at 16th Annual Southern New Jersey Development Council's Construction Forecast
June 8, 2012 - Blue Sky Power both exhibited and presented at the 16th Annual Southern New Jersey Development Council’s (“SNJDC”) Construction Forecast. This annual exhibit focuses on upcoming construction projects in the southern eight-county region of New Jersey. This event unveils upcoming jobs/contracts that have not yet been put out for bid and a panel of State agency experts and business representatives for questions & answers.
Ben Parvey, Blue Sky Power’s CEO, spoke on the Energy Construction panel which talked about “driving South Jersey’s Economy through investment, upgrades & infrastructure improvements.” The panel was moderated by Ed Hutchinson of Hutchinson Mechanical Services. Ben along with Gary Finger from The Board of Public Utilities, spoke specifically about “the enhancement of energy conservation and efficiencies through improvement & on-site power generation.”
PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium Franklin Institute
March 29, 2012 - Blue Sky Power showed it’s support for the second year as a Kite sponsor at the PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium at the Franklin Institute. Now in its second year, this event brings together industry, university and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the Delaware Valley.
Ben Parvey, Blue Sky Power’s CEO, was asked to speak on a panel discussing “Renewables Myth or Making a Difference - What’s the latest with renewable portfolio standards, alternative compliance payments, solar renewable energy credits, cap and trade, power purchasing vs. lease to own vs. own outright? With SREC’s dropping like a stone – is solar viable in PA, NJ or DE?”
NJHEPS/NJAPPA Energy Event
January 20, 2012 - Blue Sky Power’s Executive Vice President of Business Development Bradd Forstein, in conjunction with NJHEPS and NJAPPA coordinated a conference at Rutgers in New Brunswick that focused on getting projects started and funded in 2012. The title of the conference was, “Getting Your Clean Energy Projects Funded: What You Need to Do - and How to do it ...A ‘Hands On’ Workshop”
The intent was to bring together two organizations who are both working to make centers of higher education more environmentally friendly through various mechanisms. This forum showed attendees how to take their energy audits and turn them into projects. Blue Sky Power’s CEO, Ben Parvey, spoke specifically on the topic of how to fund your projects in 2012 and the various structures and programs that are available to different institutions
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Event on Capitalizing on the Clean Economy Conference
January 18, 2012 - Benjamin Parvey, CEO of Blue Sky Power was asked to speak on a panel for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s event on Capitalizing on the Clean Economy. The program was described as:
As the region continues to search for new sources of high quality jobs, an emerging industry sector is expanding rapidly. Defined as the sector of the economy that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit, the clean or green economy employs 2.3 million people and added half a million jobs between 2003 and 2010, according to a 2011 study by the Brookings Institution.
Clean economy growth is fueled by innovation and private sector entrepreneurship, and metropolitan areas are at the center of this evolving industry. In fact, the Greater Philadelphia region ranks fifth among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas in clean jobs.
How can your company capitalize on this clean-green trend?
Join a panel of industry experts as they discuss their own successes within this growing industry, what industries can benefit from the clean economy, and how your organization can green your ongoing business processes while reducing costs and appealing to new and potential customers.
Nominated for South Jersey Biz Magazine 20 under 40
May 2011 - Blue Sky Power’s CEO, Benjamin Parvey was nominated for this prestigious award. A former public finance lawyer who closed more than $4 billion in deals, Parvey launched Blue Sky Power in 2008 and the following year won the “Best New Company Award” from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors. A prime player in the hot field of alternative energy development, Blue Sky Power develops, finances and manages clean energy capital projects for governmental, institutional, commercial and industrial facilities. Staffed with experts in law, engineering and technology, Blue Sky Power increased its revenue 11-fold from 2009 to 2010, and projects 400 percent to 500 percent revenue growth in 2011, as it moves from solar and energy efficiency projects to large-scale co-generation plants.
From the founders of kitchen-table start-ups that have blossomed into multimillion-dollar companies, to fast-climbing executives on the rungs of South Jersey’s premier corporations, our first-ever list of entrepreneurs and businesspeople under 40 includes plenty of notable names and rising stars. Here, meet 20 men and women to watch, and find out what drives them to achieve.
Central Regional School District Ribbon Cutting
October 20, 2011 - Central Regional School District, Blue Sky Power and Dobco Group cut the ribbon on the 1.5MW solar project located on their campus in Bayville, NJ. Most members of the school board were in attendance in addition to the Mayor of Berkeley Township, Jason Varano. This was a very exciting project that resulted in tremendous savings to the district.
Dr. Tommy Parlipanities was quoted as saying, “we are extremely proud of this project and with the savings projected, we will be able to upgrade additional infrastructure at the schools and further lower our energy bills, Blue Sky Power guided us through this process which is resulting in savings that will be over $200,000 per year for the next 15 years.”
Urban Land Institute's Alternative Energy Symposium at Richard Stockton College
October 12, 2011 - Benjamin S. Parvey II, CEO of Blue Sky Power spoke to attendees of the Urban Land Institute’s Alternative Energy Symposium at Richard Stockton College. Blue Sky Power is currently under construction on the campus for an energy management system, solar thermal, and solarpv project that will be commissioned in the coming months.
The program was as follows:
By 2050, one-third of the world's energy will need to come from solar, wind and other renewable resources. What can we do today to secure our future? Join ULI Philadelphia's South Jersey Council on October 12th for the "Alternative Energy Symposium" at The Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township, NJ. Our panel of experts will discuss alternative energies' advantages, economical and practical issues, and how all of these factor into the land use and development disciplines. Hear from panelists Richard S. Dovey, President, Atlantic County Utilities Authority; Peter Fontaine, partner with Cozen O'Connor; Benjamin Parvey, II, Blue Sky Power; and Lynn Stiles, Professor of Physics and Coordinator of the Energy Studies/Geothermal Project at Stockton College; moderated by Brad A. Molotsky, Executive VP and General Counsel, Brandywine Realty Trust.
SJF Cleantech Mentorship Program
March 2011 - SJF Cleantech Mentorship Program selects Blue Sky Power to be part of its inaugural mentee class. The program provides a unique opportunity for cleantech entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their companies by engaging with experienced entrepreneurial and industry leaders. The primary goal of this initiative is to improve these sustainable enterprises' ability to attract private investment capital, thereby improving their opportunities for success, and bringing more role models to the field of sustainable enterprise.
Benjamin Parvey, CEO of Blue Sky Power, was chosen as one of only 10 Cleantech CEO’s to participate in the program. This program was made possible through a $75,000 grant from the Citi Foundation. There are 11 confirmed mentors for the program from all different areas of the Cleantech sector.
Speaking on Panel at New Jersey Technology Council's "Solar Food Chair in the Mid-Atlantic Region"
February 10, 2011 - Blue Sky Power’s CEO Benjamin S. Parvey II was asked speak on a panel for the New Jersey Technology Council’s “Solar Food Chain in the Mid Atlantic Region” The event brought together industry experts from across the region to speak on the topic which was described as follows:
New Jersey is often ranked second in creating solar related jobs and market share. Pennsylvania and Delaware aren’t far behind. Part of this success is due to current state incentive programs. Does the region have the core manufacturing, education and infrastructure necessary to sustain and grow solar power? Are we in the right place? Are there any missing links?
Join us as we explore the R & D aspects, the manufacturing aspects, regulatory and capacity issues and how the region can retain its edge over other parts of the country and continue development of this important alternative energy effort.