BlueChip Energy, and its subsidiary Advanced Solar Photonics ASP, is a manufacturing and research and development center for crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) panels for utility, commercial and residential applications. Based on the latest cell efficiency, light transmission, and encapsulation technologies, BlueChip ASP focuses on high-efficiency, state-of-the-art solar modules ranging from 200 Watts to 400 Watts. Solar Panels made in USA.
News Updates for BlueChip Energy - Advanced Solar Photonics ASP
UL Warns Of Counterfeit Labels On Advanced Solar Photonic Bluechip Energy Modules
Solar Industry magazine reports that in April 2013, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) sent a warning to authorities having jurisdiction, distributors, installers and users stating that certain PV modules have been labeled with a counterfeit UL Mark. The label claims that the modules have been tested to UL1703. The affected modules are from Advanced Solar Photonics (also known as BlueChip Energy) with models AP-240PK, AP-245MK and ASP-390M. The modules have not been evaluated by UL to meet its standards, and it is unknown if the products comply with UL's safety requirements for the U.S. and Canada, UL says. According to UL, the modules are known to be sold by SunWorks Solar and may be sold by other distributors.
Liquidation Auction Set For BlueChip Solar Power Assets
Defunct BlueChip Power LLC, formerly known as BlueChip Energy, is having its assets liquidated at auction. In June 2013, an insolvency firm was appointed receiver by a Florida court. The bankruptcy firm is handling the sale of BlueChip's assets. These include complete solar panel manufacturing lines, an 800 kW PV module rooftop array, and miscellaneous factory and office equipment.
BlueChip Energy Faces Federal Lawsuits
The Orlando Sentinel newspaper reported in May 2013 that a subsidiary of SunTrust is suing the Lake Mary, Florida solar company BlueChip Energy LLC, saying the company has no money and that its assets should be liquidated by a court-appointed manager. The company's proposed solar farm in Sorrento, Florida has apparently been abandoned. BlueChip officials and an attorney for the company couldn't be reached for comment. According to the federal lawsuit, BlueChip defaulted on a lease finance agreement with SunTrust Equipment Finance and Leasing Corp. and owes $5 million. The SunTrust suit is one of three pending against the company. Two other federal lawsuits, charge that BlueChip still owes a total of $1.3 million for solar panels bought from manufacturers in Asia.