Blue Sky Energy

Sustainable Energy Storage

Blue Sky Energy

Sustainable Energy Storage

Ponderay, ID
Environment
Clean Technology
Our parent company, BlueSky Energy, GmbH, is a growing, Austrian-based company that builds, designs, and sells battery storage systems using environmentally friendly, and inherently safe, saltwater and Lithium Titanate Oxide technologies for the residential and commercial market.

$356,387

raised
320
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$3.08
Price per Share
$308.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$356,387

raised
320
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$3.08
Price per Share
$308.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Blue Sky Energy:

$308+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$500+
Investment
Tier 1 perk
$500 + 5% off any battery system
$1,000+
Investment
Tier 2 perk
$1000 + above + Owners Cap
$5,000+
Investment
Tier 3 perk
$5,000 + Cap and Shirt + 5% bonus shares
$10,000+
Investment
Tier 4 perk
$10,000+ | 7% bonus shares
$25,000+
Investment
Tier 5 perk
$25,000+ | 10% bonus shares
$50,000+
Investment
Tier 6 perk
$50,000+ | 15% bonus shares
$100,000+
Investment
Tier 7 perk
$100,000+ | 20% bonus shares and an invitation to our Austrian Mountain village to receive a factory and executive tour and tour of the region with locals

Reasons to Invest

Battery Energy Storage System Market Size is projected to reach USD 6.9 Billion by 2025 - a 4.7 Billion jump since 2019. Because our systems can be scaled to meet any consumer or commercial power needs, much of the market is in our grasp.
The growing renewable energy sector, which increases the need for energy storage, is expected to promulgate the market.
The demand for uninterrupted power is expected to rise exponentially in the coming years due to continuous population growth, infrastructure development, rapid industrialization, and ever-increasing environmental volatility.

Overview


Meet Blue Sky Energy - Bringing You Clean, Safe Energy Storage

When thinking of energy conservation, solar power is often the first thing that comes to mind. But with the reality and unpredictability of climate change - we can’t always expect the sun to do the work on its own.

That’s where energy storage comes in, with BlueSky Energy as your leading, sustainable force. We create safe and reliable power storage systems to maximize the capture and re-use of renewable energy sources with a focus on minimizing environmental impact.

Clean Energy Storage for Clean Energy

The Problem


Climate Change is Happening

And while the current renewable energy sector is doing all it can, we are still all being affected. 


Within that sector, you need energy storage: AKA batteries. Batteries store your renewable energy so you can use it when you need it - without being affected by changing weather conditions. 

While the battery industry is solving some problems in renewable energy, it's also contributing to others by using scarce, expensive, and sometimes harmful materials like cobalt. We believe there aren't enough energy solutions that provide people with clean, safe, reliable alternatives to these products.

The Solution


Harmless Batteries for You and the Planet

We wanted to provide solutions to battery storage that were better both for the consumer and the environment.


We do this in two ways…

  1. The Saltwater Battery: totally green, endurance-based battery
  2.  VIGOS: a power-based solution with twice the lifespan of other batteries, free from harmful mining practices like those required with cobalt

The Market


A Green Market Only Getting Greener 

Battery Energy Storage System Market Size is projected to reach USD 6.9 Billion (source) by 2025 - that’s more than three times the size it was in 2019.  


With declining prices of lithium-ion batteries, and increased demand for uninterrupted power supplies, the North American energy storage market alone is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 46.35% (source) during the same forecast period. 

Also, the growing renewable energy sector, which accelerates the need for energy storage, is expected to propagate that market.

Our Traction


Our Milestones

Here’s a timeline of some of our recent successes, and upcoming ones:

  • In 2017 we sold our first Greenrock Saltwater Plug & Play system, and now we have installed over 500 systems around the world (source)


  •  In 2019, we began selling power systems in North America with a formal expansion into our US headquarters in 2020.


  • In Jan. 2021, Austria shipped the first VIGOS, installing 3 All-Weather Systems across Europe. This product will be available to us in the United States in Q2 of 2021, and is already gaining traction within our consumer population.


  • By Q2 of 2021, we expect a third flagship product, CEL3050, will be released and is a smaller version of VIGOS 

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What We Do


Green Energy Storage to Meet Your Needs 

From small homeowners to large industrial conglomerates - it’s important to us to learn about our customers' varying needs. 


That’s why we designed systems using our product range of high-powered VIGOS or endurance-based Saltwater batteries, and integrate them with various fabricated or off-the-shelf parts such as inverters, controllers, cables, and battery management systems. 

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Additional Battery Specifications:


The Saltwater Battery: 

  • 100% renewable, safe and made from abundant materials. 
  • No harmful mining practices, no extraction of rare-earth materials
  • Toxic-free, with no special shipping or handling required  (highly uncommon in the energy storage industry)

Vigos Battery:  

  • Made from LTO (Lithium Titanate Oxide)

  • A safe, non-flammable, non-explosive Lithium-based product without Cobalt

  • Lasts twice as long as NMC and LFP Lithium technologies 

  • Operates in a much wider temperature range of -30C to +50C (source)

The Business Model


Organic Means to Organic Success

Like our product, our sales process will evolve in the coming years - keeping up with the growth of renewable energy and all of its subsequent demand.


With our current systems sold for $15K-$100K each, we’ve had organic, successful traction mainly reaching customers through referral or word of mouth. Our on-the-ground approach has been widely successful. In our first year in the US, we reached USD $370k of revenue with minimal marketing and outreach efforts, and our parent company earned an additional EUR $3M in 2020.

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How We Are Different


In a League of Our Own

Our industry and competitors predominantly use NMC and LFP technology, meaning they are made up of Lithium-phosphate or Lithium, Manganese, and Cobalt as cathode materials. We stand in a unique position, as our technology is none of those.

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We offer similar solutions as other major players, just in a greener, safer, and more sustainable form. We believe we are the only company to build a system that meets the Living Building Challenge standards for energy storage - architecture's greenest energy standard.

The Vision


The Future of Green Power

We aim to offer one-of-a-kind energy storage solutions that are safe, clean, efficient, and reliable. And we’re at the cusp of major growth, innovation, and development.

Where we are heading:

  • Acquiring a large network of installers to reduce internal costs
  •  Bidding on larger, industrial-sized projects, expanding production to the US in Idaho, and a future site in Canada, allowing us to scale exponentially
  • Employing local workforces from skilled engineers to production teams, and everyone in between

OUR LEADERSHIP


Leaders Across the Globe

In 2012, our parent company, BlueSky Energy Gmbh, was founded in Frankenburg, Austria by Hansjoerg Weisskopf.


After a successful career in high-tech contract manufacturing, Hansjoerg saw the need for energy storage as a required enabler for the growing renewable energy market.


Since then, Blue Sky has built its foundation on a bedrock of strong leadership spanning between the US and Europe. From Austria to Idaho, between all Blue Sky entities, we have 65 employees forging ahead with one collective vision. 

Hansjoerg Weisskopf - Founder & Chairman of the Board 

Lyle Gold - CEO & Founder 

Thomas Krausse - CFO / CEO 

Christian Trucco - Director of Applications Engineering and Product Management 

Why Invest


Storage is the Next Frontier of Renewable Energy 

Blue Sky is a growing business in a booming niche. We hold ourselves and our products to the highest standards and believe we are pioneers in the changing scope of the energy industry.

Energy storage is the next frontier and will be a critical component in the renewable energy sphere.

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In the Press

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Thomas Krausse of Bluesky Energy: „Battery cells made in Austria“

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BlueSky Energy chooses production site in Austria

Offering Summary


Company

:

BlueSky Energy US Inc.

Corporate Address

:

875 Kootenai Cut Off Rd., Ponderay, ID 83852

Offering Minimum

:

$9,997.68

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,995.08

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$308.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

3,246

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

347,401

Price per Share

:

$3.08

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$20,020,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Company Perks*

Perk Structure:

Early Bird

Friends and Family - First 72 hours | 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 72 hours | 10% bonus

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 days | 5% bonus shares

Volume

Tier 1 perk - $500 + 5% off any battery system

Tier 2 perk - $1000 + above + Owners Cap

Tier 3 perk - $5,000 + Cap and Shirt + 5% bonus shares

Tier 4 perk - $10,000+ | 7% bonus shares

Tier 5 perk - $25,000+ | 10% bonus shares

Tier 6 perk - $50,000+ | 15% bonus shares

Tier 7 perk - $100,000+ | 20% bonus shares and an invitation to our Austrian Mountain village to receive a factory and executive tour and tour of the region with locals

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Blue Sky Energy will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of common stock at $3.08 / share, you will receive 110 shares of common stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $308. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$82,188.00 USD
$75,977.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$38,725.00 USD
$15,977.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$31,984.00 USD
$79,278.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$338,748.00 USD
$24,930.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$347,158.00 USD
$133,794.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$325,624.00 USD
$35,930.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$260,312.00 USD
-$13,842.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

BlueSky Energy attending Trade Fair September 15 and 16

1 day ago

BlueSky Energy is presenting its safe and sustainable energy storage solutions at the Municipal Fair in Tulln, Austria on September 15 and 16, 2021.  We are located in Hall 3, Booth B31.

Register here free of charge:

Visitor registration 2021 | The Municipal Fair (diekommunalmesse.at) 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

8 days ago

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GREENROCK – Oeko-Institut Confirms Saltwater Batteries are Safe

9 days ago

An independent German institute confirms the GREENROCK saltwater battery used in a home storage system poses no risk to humans or the environment.  

It was important to the BlueSky Energy team that an independent, external institute conduct a rigorous, objective analysis of the technology. The environmental friendliness, safety and sustainability of the technology is at the core of BlueSky Energy’s corporate philosophy of storing “green energy” in a “green battery”.

The Oeko-Institut e.V. in Freiburg has thoroughly tested the GREENROCK battery. The analysis by the specialists from Freiburg contains the entire life cycle of the battery. They started with the production of the battery cell made in Austria, through use by the end customer, to recycling at the end of the life cycle. Further, extreme scenarios such as external fire were taken into account in the analysis.

Read more at:

"Oeko-Institut" confirms safety - BlueSky Energy I Stromspeicher Batterien (bluesky-energy.eu) 



Are You Ready for a Major Power Outage?

15 days ago

Fully restoring power to all of New Orleans and much of its surrounding suburbs could take days, or even weeks, after Hurricane Ida knocked all eight electric transmission lines feeding the city out of service.  The utility company Entergy said it could take several days just to access the damage.


Read more of The Washington Post article at:

With the lights off, food spoiling, gas pumps out of order, New Orleans faces an extended power failure (msn.com)

Are you ready for a major power outage?  Make yourself ready with an off-grid power supply source.

When the lights go out - there is no mobile phone, no internet, no heating, no ATM, no gas station, and no underground trains. When elevators simply get stuck, and even the water stops flowing and thus the toilets no longer flush, then something has occurred that many consider impossible: Long-Lasting Power Outage. Our daily routine depends on power supply. Emergency organizations rely on an intact infrastructure and are only partially protected against the effects of a major power outage. 

A battery storage system offers security of power supply and peaceful nights.


Read more and learn how you can have peace of mind with an energy storage system:

Blackout - BlueSky Energy I Stromspeicher Batterien (bluesky-energy.eu)


GREENROCK – CLEAN ENERGY STORAGE

17 days ago

GREENROCK saltwater batteries are completely maintenance free and optimized for daily deep discharge. Due to their clean composition, these batteries have a safe, requirement-free end of life cycle made possible from non-toxic, low-impact raw materials and cost-saving production techniques. 

GREENROCK Key Facts:

See video announcing GREENROCK saltwater battery production at BlueSky Energy in Austria: 

GREENROCK - European production of saltwater batteries - YouTube


Notice of Funds Disbursement

20 days ago

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As you might know, Blue Sky Energy has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Blue Sky Energy be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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VIGOS – A Safe and Reliable Solution

21 days ago

The VIGOS battery system is not only designed for harsh environments – VIGOS is also designed for safety and ease of installation for ready-to-connect energy storage systems.

In a VIGOS system the lithium ions cannot react with the electrode, even in the event of mechanical damage – this means that thermal runaway is not possible. VIGOS is a safe technology, which is neither combustible nor flammable.

VIGOS - the all-weather power storage system designed for harsh environments.

See video here:  Vigos Outdoor power storage - YouTube 



VIGOS – Energy Management System

24 days ago

Dr. Thomas Krausse discusses the energy management system of VIGOS and its capability for peak shaving or load shifting to smooth out energy demand peaks.

See video here:  https://youtu.be/WX6s-BDjelA


VIGOS Battery Systems to be delivered to Ponderay, Idaho

28 days ago

The first production delivery of VIGOS Battery Systems (manufactured at BlueSky Energy Austria) are on the container ship Rotterdam Star.  The vessel is en route to the port of New York with an expected arrival date of August 22, 2021.


VIGOS - The Tough Guy!

about 1 month ago

Have you heard about our high performance, all-weather power storage system? Meet VIGOS, a battery system designed for harsh environments.

Dr. Thomas Krausse discusses the VIGOS outdoor battery system – “the tough guy for rough environments”. 

See video here:  Vigos outdoor power storage - off-grid - YouTube


Installation Partners Wanted

about 1 month ago

BlueSky Energy USA is now accepting applications for businesses and candidates with experience in renewable energy storage as potential GREENROCK installation partners.   We are also in search of key personnel for clerical, assembly, and stockroom/warehousing roles to support our production ramp in Ponderay, Idaho.  

Contact us to learn more about becoming an installation partner.

https://greenrockbatteries.com/installers/


BlueSky Energy attending Trade Fair in Tulln, Austria

about 1 month ago

BlueSky Energy will be presenting its safe and sustainable energy storage solutions at the Municipal Fair in Tulln on September 15 and 16, 2021.

Municipal Fair in Tulln - BlueSky Energy I Electricity Storage Batteries (bluesky-energy.eu)


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Blue Sky Energy has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Blue Sky Energy be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Over $300k Raised

2 months ago

We’re excited to announce that we have now raised over $300,000!

Thank you to all of our Investors!

BlueSky Energy starts production of saltwater batteries in Austria - view video here:

GREENROCK - Austrian production of saltwater batteries - YouTube



Completely Isolated from the Outside World

2 months ago

All-weather VIGOS energy storage system allows self-sufficiency in the Austrian Alps.

Read more at: Self-sufficiency through Vigos - BlueSky Energy I Stromspeicher Batterien (bluesky-energy.eu)

BlueSky Energy USA Collaboration with Industry Leader Ameresco

3 months ago

With our partner Ameresco, we offer one of the safest and most durable battery systems on the market.   We connect our GREENROCK saltwater batteries or our VIGOS LTO battery cells to an Ameresco-supplied inverter.   The BlueSky Energy USA engineering team works in concert with the Ameresco team in the design of a safe and clean battery system.

This product combination is exclusively available at BlueSky Energy USA and we are very proud that with this reliable product combination our two companies can make a difference in the renewable energy transition. 




Why BlueSky Energy USA Battery Systems

3 months ago

Our mission at BlueSky Energy USA is to deliver battery systems that are safe, clean, and affordable to residential and commercial customers.  BlueSky Energy designs, builds, and sells battery storage systems using environmentally friendly and inherently safe technologies: saltwater or Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) systems.  Saltwater and LTO batteries are safer and have longer life cycles than most lead-acid or lithium batteries.  This makes our battery technology solutions ideal for homeowners and commercial applications.  

BlueSky Energy Batteries Will Keep the Lights On 

Solar power alone is not a comprehensive solution to energy independence.  Installations in locations with shorter days in the winter and prolong periods of cloudy days result in insufficient solar PV to meet energy consumption needs – therefore, resulting in having to utilize power from the energy grid.  A solar powered battery system is essential to achieving energy independence – it allows you to store excess energy during peak solar PV times to use later at night or during cloudy days. 

Blackouts due to excessive heat during the summer months and power outages due to extreme weather or wildfire events are happening more frequently in recent years.  Power outages are not only inconvenient – but also dangerous and costly to homeowners and businesses.  By simply installing rechargeable batteries this will allow continued access to electricity during power outages.  BlueSky Energy batteries are also certified for use in a wide variety of temperature ranges which means they can be installed in very extreme climates from Grand Forks, ND to Yuma, AZ.

BlueSky Energy Batteries are User-Friendly and Business-Friendly

Our battery systems are completely maintenance free and optimized for deep discharge.  Depending on your installation requirements – we have a battery system solution that is compatible with all-weather environments.  

Why BlueSky Energy batteries?

  • Safe, non-flammable and non-explosive
  • Plug & Play, ready-to-connect complete battery storage system
  • Long Lifespan, 10+ years for Saltwater and 15+ years/20,000 cycles for VIGOS LTO
  • Daily Deep Discharge, 80% for Saltwater and 100% for VIGOS LTO
  • Warranty our battery systems for 10 years





Renewable Costs Continue to Fall

3 months ago

This data from IRENA is showing promising insight: Ecologic Solutions are making Economic Sense.  Record renewable capacity additions in 2020 combined with the cost of solar PV and wind power technologies continuing to fall is an affordable alternative to fossil fuel options.  Read the entire report at Renewable Costs 2020 

VIGOS Battery System in North American Clean Energy Magazine

3 months ago

North American Clean Energy May/June 2021 Issue (page 71) highlights the new VIGOS battery system.  

The all-weather VIGOS battery system is designed for private and commercial applications operating in a temperature range of -30°C to 50°C.

BlueSky Energy USA speaking at the Battery and Electrification Summit

3 months ago

We are excited to announce that our CEO Lyle Gold will be speaking Tuesday June 15 at the Battery & Electrification Summit

Lyle will present during the Emerging Battery Architectures and Their Applications session.



BlueSky Energy Presents at Rotary Club of Sandpoint

3 months ago


The BlueSky Energy USA team in Ponderay, ID is thrilled to share that Lyle Gold and Emily Erickson were the local business speakers at the May 28, 2021 Rotary Club meeting.  Lyle and Emily’s presentation included the benefits of GREENROCK Saltwater Batteries and VIGOS All-Weather Batteries, and the associated use cases.




Over $200k Raised!

3 months ago

We’re excited to announce we have now raised over $200 thousand! Thank you to all of our investors.



Saltwater Battery System Meets Living Building Challenge Requirements

4 months ago

BlueSky Energy USA recently delivered our GREENROCK Saltwater System (90 kWh, Three-Phase, 208 Volt) to our first Living Building Challenge customer.  We’re very excited to share the news that our battery technology solution is fully compliant to the Living Building Challenge certification requirements.  

Below are two images from the installation site located in the western United States.


Major Milestone – VIGOS Battery Cell Certification

4 months ago

First of all, we want to thank all of our investors as we've raised over $190k!  Your support is directly powering our mission in making clean, safe, and reliable energy storage systems available in North America!

The team in Ponderay, ID has received the first VIGOS system and bill of material to assemble, test, and certify the new system.  We are proud to announce that we have begun the UL-1973 certification process for the VIGOS LTO battery cell.  This is a major step as we get ready to make the VIGOS battery system available very soon in the United States.

Here is a picture of the CEL-3050 battery system with the VIGOS LTO battery cells.


BlueSky Energy has more than 200 Investors!

4 months ago

Our campaign has exceeded 200 investors – thank you to all of our investors!  

The BlueSky Energy team in Ponderay, ID sincerely appreciates our investors that have decided to engage, invest, and be a part of our team!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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Hello!

As you might know, Blue Sky Energy has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Blue Sky Energy be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Thank you for a Great first week!

6 months ago

Our campaign is off to a strong start with over 100 investors and more than $100k raised over our first few days. We look forward to building off of this momentum to expand our reach and move closer to our funding goals.  Thanks everyone and glad to have you aboard!  Here's our lobby in beautiful Ponderay, Idaho!


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