Today Blue Sky Energy announces that their pioneering MPPT solar charge controllers are among the first clean tech 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.