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About Blue Sky Energy:

Reliable. Flexible. Connected.

Perfect for RVs, PV street lighting, or multi-controller systems, our Blue Sky Energy brand MPPT controllers are user customizable, networkable and web-accessible, offering loads of data about your system, from anywhere you are.

Get on the road. Or off it.

With a Blue Sky Energy charge controller, you can forget about plugging in for a while and run your systems on the Sun. We keep your house batteries charged, wear and tear off your alternator, and your battery life healthy. Super reliable, full featured, and made for both recreational and enterprise mobile applications, our controllers will keep your power on no matter how far you choose to explore off the beaten path.

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Blue Sky Energy, Inc. today announces the release of its most flexible MPPT solar charge controller to date, the Solar Boost 3000i™ (SB3000i). This device allows for a range of batteries to be charged using conventional solar modules without suffering power losses from voltage mismatch. Using Blue Sky Energy’s patented MPPT technology, the SB3000i increases charge current up to 30% or more compared to conventional controllers, saving RV owners and other off-grid solar users on space and system costs. It regulates the transmission of power from the solar module to the battery to improve efficiency while making the system safer and extending the battery’s lifetime.

As a long-time manufacturer and MPPT technology developer, Blue Sky Energy has a long list of products each with their own valuable features. The SB3000i “delivers exactly what RV, marine, lighting, security, and mobile customers have been asking for – a powerful MPPT solar charge controller with the same features and benefits included in our other products with the added benefits of flexibility and accessibility,” said Melanie Cullen, VP of Marketing and Operations at Blue Sky Energy.

Manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico, Blue Sky Energy’s SB3000i is also the company’s most user-friendly product with its built-in digital display providing for both monitoring and in-depth system setup. Like all Blue Sky Energy products, the SB3000 comes with a five-year product warranty and meets rigorous standards for durability and reliability. “The Solar Boost 3000i delivers a set of innovations that establishes Blue Sky Energy as a continued leader in the MPPT field,” says Cullen.

The SB3000i will be available in August from wholesale distributors including Cascade Mountain, SunWize, Hitney Solar, the Alternative Energy Store, and AEE Solar.

Solar Boost 3000i

 

The SB3000i 12V/30A or 12V/22A MPPT solar charge controller regulates the transmission of power from the solar panel to the battery safely and efficiently to promote the longevity of the battery and the entire off-grid solar system.

  • Supports up 400 watts at 30 amps with 36-cell modules or 290 watts at 22 amps with 60-cell modules for 12 volt systems
  • Operates as a standalone controller or as an IPN Network Master device controlling additional controllers like the SB3024iL to allow for maximum flexibility
  • The IPN network interface allows communication, coordination, and output display of up to eight IPN-compatible controllers
  • An auxiliary output is user-configurable and can serve as a 20A LVD load controller, a 20A lighting controller with LVD, or a 2A auxiliary battery charger for a second battery
  • The three-stage charge control algorithm matches the output of the charger with the battery during the charging process and optimally charges flooded, GEL, and AGM lead-acid batteries
  • Provides advanced fully user-adjustable digital set points
  • A manual or automatic equalization function periodically conditions the battery to improve battery performance
  • The solar charge amp-hour counter/tracking function monitors the amount of amp-hours delivered to the battery
  • A Low-power LED display shows battery voltage, input and output current, auxiliary battery voltage, and total amp-hours produced
  • Comes with a five-year limited warranty

About Blue Sky Energy, Inc.

 

Blue Sky Energy is the trusted, off-grid solar solutions provider with manufacturing operations in the U.S. They offer the largest collection of small, Military Standard-certified MPPT charge controllers, pairing dynamic solutions with unsurpassed quality and reliability. Fifteen years after introducing the first MPPT product to the clean energy community, Blue Sky Energy maintains its commitment to excellence in personalized customer service, philanthropy, and international relations with distribution to over 33 countries worldwide. Connect with Blue Sky Energy on Facebook and Twitter. Visit them online atwww.blueskyenergyinc.com.

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On the heels of the recent release of  The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census Report, domestic solar manufacturer Blue Sky Energy, Inc. (“Blue Sky Energy”) renews its stance in championing renewable energy industry training efforts.  Blue Sky Energy bestowed its patented solar charge controller to Solar Energy International (“SEI”) for use in SEI’s hands-on design and installation workshops.

Reporting a 13.2% increase in solar employment from 2011-2012, the National Solar Jobs Census Report projects a 17.2% growth in new solar workers by September 2013.  The Blue Sky Energy-supported SEI workshops are a critical tool for training many of those thousands of new solar workers.

The solar and wind energy system workshops expose attendees to the technology while blending classroom activities, like system design, with hands-on installation projects in the field.  The participants, ranging from homeowners to professional electricians, have the opportunity to install real-world systems for SEI clients or for families in need.

SEI’s Northwest workshops take place in Washington on Guemes Island which has one of the highest counts of solar arrays per capita in the country.  SEI’s Northwest and Costa Rica Coordinator, Ian Woofenden, is a resident of Guemes Island and has lived off-grid for over 30 years.

“As coordinator of SEI's NW program, I'm committed to showing our workshop participants a broad range of renewable energy equipment on display and in active use,” states Woofenden.  “Blue Sky Energy has been a long-time supporter of the program, donating equipment for many years, and supporting our real-world educational efforts. We've found their gear to be intelligent and robust, and the people to be technically and personally top notch.”

This year, Blue Sky Energy donated their Solar Boost 3024iL charge controller, an efficient and multi-faceted device that uses its software to determine the battery levels and what is needed to maintain the battery voltage.  With the DUO-option Diversion Control microprocessor upgrade, the SB3024iL allows for two separate renewable energy power sources (e.g. solar/wind or solar/hydroelectric) to operate at the same time with only one charge controller.

This donation is just one of many that have been made by Blue Sky Energy to Solar Energy International over the years.  The relationship between Blue Sky Energy and SEI began decades ago when Blue Sky Energy was founded in 1993 as RV Power Products.  A testament to the history of their relationship, at least three systems regularly toured by SEI NW workshop groups still rely on original RV Power Products charge controllers.

“SEI provides a very valuable service in the industry, and [they do this] as a non-profit,” says Melanie Cullen, VP of Operations at Blue Sky Energy.  “We’re not large enough to do our own individual training, but we can provide equipment for SEI so that they can educate others.”

As described by Woofenden, the relationship between SEI and its donors is symbiotic.  The product donations from commercial manufacturers help to keep the SEI workshops up to date on the latest technology and provide donors with the opportunity to showcase their products to future installers.  The SEI workshop instructors can use the products to educate participants about the specific technology as well as to demonstrate which products are appropriate for different system projects.  Until Blue Sky Energy’s SB3024iL is used for a project, it will remain on display where all workshop participants can compare it to other critical products.

In addition to promoting solar job growth through support of SEI, Blue Sky Energy is among the solar manufacturing companies that are expecting to add solar workers by the end of 2013. They are currently looking to hire a Senior Product Specialist for their Southern California team.

About Blue Sky Energy, Inc.

Blue Sky Energy is the trusted, off-grid solar solutions provider with manufacturing operations in the U.S.  They offer the largest collection of small, Military Standard-certified Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers, pairing dynamic solutions with unsurpassed quality and reliability.  Fourteen years after introducing the first MPPT product to the clean energy community, Blue Sky Energy maintains its commitment to excellence in personalized customer service, philanthropy, and international relations with distribution to over 33 countries worldwide.  Connect with Blue Sky Energy on Facebook and Twitter. www.blueskyenergyinc.com

About Solar Energy International

Solar Energy International (SEI) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization to help others use renewable energy resources and sustainable building technologies through education and technical assistance. Our vision is focused on helping create a more sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants. Through our work, we see clear opportunities to influence people’s career choices, thinking, and behaviors towards renewable energy, energy efficiency, and the use of natural, sustainable methods of energy production and utilization. Visit us at www.solarenergy.org for information and join Solar Energy International on Facebook.

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Blue Sky Energy, Inc. has teamed up with Renewable Engineered Systems (RES) to bring solar to NASCAR. Using Blue Sky Energy’s charge controller technology and the Survivor Power Systems solution, the Peck Motorsports’ racecar hauler now powers its equipment and lighting with the sun. This one-of-a-kind system installed by RES helps Peck Motorsports break away from the pack in the race to become green leaders in NASCAR.

Peck Motorsports is dedicated to greening the racetrack and already runs its hauler’s engine on biofuels. With the addition of Blue Sky Energy’s Solar Boost 50 (SB50) charge controller and RES’ Survivor Power Systems 1200, Peck Motorsports is taking the lead. Using Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology, the SB50 increases the system’s charge current by up to 30%. Its three-stage charge control system insures the battery is properly and fully charged, resulting in better battery performance with less battery maintenance required. 

“The Blue Sky Energy team is excited to join forces with a visionary leader like RES to green the motorsports market. There’s a lot of untapped potentials for racecar teams and fans to harness clean solar energy to supply their power and lighting needs. Blue Sky Energy is proud to be the preferred solar charge controller vendor to RES and turn this vision into reality,” says Melanie Cullen, VP of Marketing and Operations at Blue Sky Energy.

Meanwhile, Blue Sky Energy is continuing to race ahead of its competition and recently released their feature-rich, entry-level Sun Charge 30(SC30) solar charge controller. It packs new benefits into a traditional charge controller at a lower price and is available from wholesale distributors including AEE Solar, SunWize, Cascade Mountain, Hitney Solar, and the Alternative Energy Store. 

About Blue Sky Energy, Inc.

Blue Sky Energy is the trusted, off-grid solar solutions provider with manufacturing operations in the U.S. They offer the largest collection of small, Military Standard-certified MPPT charge controllers, pairing dynamic solutions with unsurpassed quality and reliability. Fourteen years after introducing the first MPPT product to the clean energy community, Blue Sky Energy maintains its commitment to excellence in personalized customer service, philanthropy, and international relations with distribution to over 33 countries worldwide. Connect with Blue Sky Energy on Facebook and Twitter. www.blueskyenergyinc.com

About RES

Renewable Engineered Systems (RES), LLC, is a proud partner of Peck Motorsports, Global Solar Technologies, and Blue Sky Energy, Inc. RES is a full-service, minority- and woman-owned renewable energy provider based in southern Virginia. RES specializes in designing and installing a variety of on- and off-grid renewable energy projects including solar photovoltaic systems for homes and businesses, solar streetlights, wind turbine installations, and emergency power systems. RES provides the critical link for applying new proven alternative energy technologies as turnkey solutions to consumers seeking clean, eco-friendly power. www.R-E-S.biz

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Blue Sky Energy announces the release of its feature-rich, entry-level Sun Charger 30 (SC30) solar charge controller that packs new benefits into a traditional solar charge controller at a more competitive price point. Made in America (the U.S. and Mexico), Blue Sky Energy’s 12-volt, 30-amp SC30 features a three-stage charge control, fully user-adjustable digital set points, a manual or automatic equalize function, a solar charge amp-hour counter, and an automatic nighttime dimming display. In addition, the high-performing SC30 meets rigorous standards for durability and reliability and offers a five-year warranty compared with the standard one-year warranty offered by other manufacturers.  Blue Sky Energy

Sun Charge Controller 30

The SC30 solar charge controllers regulate the transmission of power from solar panel to battery safely and efficiently to promote the longevity of the battery and the entire off-grid solar system, supporting up to 450 watts of 12-volt solar panels.

  • Three-stage charge control: The SC30’s sophisticated three-stage PWM charging algorithm matches the output of the charger with the battery during the charging process.
  • Advanced fully user-adjustable digital set points
  • ·      Manual or automatic equalization: This added SC30 function periodically conditions the battery to improve battery performance.
  • Solar charge amp-hour counter: The SC30 comes enabled with a tracking function to monitor the number of amp-hours delivered to the battery.
  • Five-year limited warranty

 

“We are excited to offer the latest generation of solar charge controllers that combine integrity and resiliency with value and fill a pressing need for both our customers and the market,” said Melanie Cullen, VP of Marketing and Operations at Blue Sky Energy.

The SC30 will be available in late August from wholesale distributors including Cascade Mountain, SunWize, Hitney Solar, the Alternative Energy Store, and AEE Solar. Visit Blue Sky Energy, Inc. at Solar Power International in Orlando, Florida on September 10-13, 2012 where the new SC30 product will be on display at booth # 3357, Hall B.

About Blue Sky Energy, Inc.

Blue Sky Energy is the trusted, off-grid solar solutions provider with manufacturing operations in the U.S. They offer the largest collection of small, Military Standard-certified MPPT charge controllers, pairing dynamic solutions with unsurpassed quality and reliability. Fourteen years after introducing the first MPPT product to the clean energy community, Blue Sky Energy maintains its commitment to excellence in personalized customer service, philanthropy, and international relations with distribution to over 33 countries worldwide.

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Today Blue Sky Energy announces that their pioneering MPPT solar charge controllers are among the first cleantech products to receive Military Standard 810 (MIL-STD-810) certification. MIL-STD-810 is the Department of Defense test method for environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests and Blue Sky Energy’s charge controller, a key component of Solar Stik’s newly certified Hybrid System Package, meets and exceeds these standards.

Blue Sky Energy’s robust solar charge controllers sustain a broad range of severe environmental conditions to qualify their optimal durability, safety, and quality, driving military confidence in their field application. Portable power system provider Solar Stik is partnering with Blue Sky Energy for the “resiliency and unparalleled value” of their controller products, says Jayson Southworth, Governmental Support, and Systems Trainer for Solar Stik.

“Blue Sky Energy is honored to partner with Solar Stik and the United States Military to equip our troops with solar products of the highest integrity and quality to support their operations,” says Melanie Cullen, Blue Sky Energy VP Marketing and Operations.”

While sustainability measures stall in Congress, the Department of Defense spending on renewable energy projects is rising at an unprecedented rate, from $400 million to $1.2 billion between 2006 and 2009, and expected to climb to $10 billion annually by 2030. The military, the single largest energy consumer in the United States, is committed to sourcing 50 percent of its fuels from sustainable sources by 2020 and 25 percent of its total energy from renewable sources by 2025.

“It’s rare for a clean technology product to bear this certification,” says Southworth. “Many companies claim their product meets this standard, but do not have the testing documentation to support their claim.”

About Blue Sky Energy

Blue Sky Energy is the trusted, off-grid solar solutions provider with manufacturing operations in the U.S. They offer the largest collection of small, Military Standard-certified MPPT charge controllers, pairing dynamic solutions with unsurpassed quality and reliability. Fourteen years after introducing the first MPPT product to the clean energy community, Blue Sky Energy maintains its commitment to excellence in personalized customer service, philanthropy, and international relations with distribution to over 33 countries worldwide.

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Solar product manufacturer Blue Sky Energy announced today that it has donated its Universal Communication Module (UCM) to a critical Wi-Fi pilot project in Calgary, Canada. Students at the School of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are employing the UCM in a solar-powered communications system that will supply phone and internet connectivity for emergency response, geological survey, and remote residential applications.

“Blue Sky Energy sees a pressing need to spark and sustain boundless local and global conversations and employ clean technology to serve the common good”, says Blue Sky Energy VP of Marketing and Operations Melanie Cullen.

ICT students are mentored by prototyping lab Calgary Protospace, a local incubator for innovative technology ideas, and Think Energy, a renewable energy consultancy. Darryl Kaminski of Think Energy handpicked the “perfectly fitted and uniquely qualified” maximum power point technology or MPPT-compatible communication module for this project.  The UCM’s optimal durability exceeds the rigorous demands of operation in Calgary’s harsh climate.  Additionally, the resilient, military-certified unit shoulders extreme operating conditions without any downtime failure.

Protospace Director Ben Reed says that “traditional networks with similar capabilities are extremely costly, sluggish and exclusive, available to internet service providers only.  We aim to remove these barriers of entry so that they can be deployed and operated by someone with little training in several hours.”

The traveling device, born on a SICT campus rooftop, is currently stationed in nearby Heritage Park and will soon launch as a mobile museum exhibition touring through Canadian festivals this summer.

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Pioneering solar product manufacturer Blue Sky Energy, Inc. has been recognized as the RV West Readers’ Choice Award Winner for “Favorite New or Innovative RV Product” this year. The magazine’s readers singled out Blue Sky Energy for its feature-rich, entry-level solar charge controller, the Sun Charger 30, that is tailored to fit the needs of the avid RV market.

In its 13th year of publication, RV West magazine is the #1 leading publication in Western Canada focused on delivering news and product information to the burgeoning RV market. Its audience of 910,000 readers is surveyed each year to get a pulse on what products and services RV owners and enthusiasts enjoy and recommend buying.

“We are very pleased to recognize excellence in RV sales, service, destinations and products through our Readers’ Choice Awards program," said Keith Powell, Publisher of RV West magazine. "We salute companies like Blue Sky Energy on delivering value to readers of RV West who recognize their commitment to quality and service."

The RV community’s needs for rugged, flexible, and affordable solutions for off-grid power made the Blue Sky Energy Sun Charger 30 a crowd favorite. While many new manufacturers have released products for the off-grid solar market this year, Blue Sky Energy’s long-term commitment to the RV market enables them to develop leading technology specifically suited to the consumer’s needs.

“Blue Sky Energy is thrilled that the readers of RV West voted to recognize the key features and great value that our new Sun Charger 30 PWM solar controller provides. We are constantly taking heed of our customers’ needs and strive to deliver products to fit their lifestyles,” said Melanie Cullen, VP of Marketing and Operations at Blue Sky Energy. “With fifteen years of sales to Canada, we are honored to receive this accolade from our valued customers and to be recognized for our investment in research and new product development.”

Meanwhile, Blue Sky Energy is forging ahead on its mission to develop two new products for the RV market this year. The soon to be released Solar Boost 3000i is a robust, reliable MPPT charge controller for 36 or 60 cell modules with full IPN network capability. A larger MPPT controller with IPN network in the 60-80 Amp range is slated for release in Q4 2013.


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