"Off-grid solar and wind power are a fast-growing alternative to electric grid power for critical infrastructure, but issues of reliability and consistent delivery of power have hindered widespread adoption."
TMCnet: How the Cloud Can Elevate Solar and Wind Power
Clear Blue Technologies’ Smart Off-Grid Power Helps ‘Connect the Unconnected’ in Rwanda
Clear Blue is helping Vanu, Inc. to provide cellular coverage that will support up to one million customers in rural Rwanda. Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid solution and service provides the accompanying ‘power as a service’ to provide reliable, wireless, clean managed power for the Vanu cellular base station
North American Clean Energy
"Until recently if you had an off-grid system such as a street light and there was bad weather for more than a few days, the battery would drain, and eventually the light would go out. ... It’s like driving a car with no warning light on the dashboard to indicate when you’re low on gas." Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk writes about Smart Off-Grid in North American Clean Energy magazine.
African Review: Clear Blue Technologies to deliver smart off-grid platform in Nigeria’s rural areas
Clear Blue Technologies Inc, in collaboration with NuRAN Wireless, has announced to deliver smart off-grid platform to Raeanna, a Nigerian telecom infrastructure company focused on providing rural connectivity. Clear Blue’s smart off-grid power system aims to supply reliable, wireless, managed solar power to the NuRAN wireless radio communications system.
Clear Blue Technologies’ Smart Off-Grid Power System Increases Rural Connectivity in Nigeria
Clear Blue Technologies, in collaboration with NuRAN Wireless, is delivering its Smart Off-Grid platform to Raeanna, a Nigerian telecom infrastructure company focused on providing rural connectivity. Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid power system supplies reliable, wireless, managed solar power to the NuRAN wireless radio communications system.
The Globe and Mail: ‘Time is the No. 1 enemy,’ Toronto cleantech exporter says
"Off-grid power has the potential to bring renewable energy to devices from street lamps to cellphone towers and WiFi hot-spots. However, making equipment run properly on solar and wind energy is critical. That's where Clear Blue Technologies Inc. comes in."
Renewable Energy World: Connecting to the Cloud Will Revolutionize Off-Grid Solar
"Today, if it’s an unexpectedly warm winter’s day, I can turn down my home’s heating thermostat with just a few swipes on my smartphone, no matter where I am. Imagine if the same was possible with solar-powered systems during a prolonged period of bad weather." Renewable Energy World publishes our take on how "Connecting to the Cloud Will Revolutionize Off-Grid Solar"
Alternate Energy Magazine Interviews Miriam Tuerk
"Tell us a bit about Clear Blue Technologies and your role in the alternative energy industry.Clear Blue Technologies was founded on our vision of meeting the global need for clean, reliable, low-cost power, as an alternative to traditional grid power. Our Smart Off-Grid technology powers, controls and manages solar, wind and hybrid-powered devices, from street lights to telecom systems.
Energy Manager Magazine: Smart Off-Grid Shines a Way Forward
"Energy disparities around the world are stark: while developed countries, such as the U.S. and the U.K., have reliable access to power, populations in emerging and frontier markets are being left behind. Today, many communities in developing countries live without access to electricity or in places where it is unreliable and expensive."
21st Century Tech: Emerging Smart Off Grid Technology Fits What’s Needed for the 21st Century
Read the article about the distributed off-grid power revolution and Smart Off-Grid, based on the 21st Century Tech interview with Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk
TelcomTV interviews Clear Blue CEO about Smart Off-Grid in Telecom
"Clear Blue Technologies is contributing to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenCellular project group, which is all about creating very small, low cost, open source design and architecture, so that anyone with just a few thousand dollars can deploy in a small village location." Watch this video as Miriam Tuerk explains how Smart Off-Grid is key to highly reliable wireless power.
FedDev Ontario invests in clean technology company expansion
FedDev Ontario invests in clean technology company expansion, with $400,000 contribution to help Toronto-based company develop innovative, alternative energy solutions, create 33 jobs and expand to new markets
Clear Blue Technologies and the Telecom Infra Project Develop Smart OpenCellular Power Management
Clear Blue the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an initiative co-founded by SK Telecom, Intel, Nokia, Facebook and Deutsche Telekom in 2016, today announced a collaboration as part TIP’s OpenCellular project group to improve connectivity in remote areas of the world.
NuRan Wireless Announces Rollout of Off-Grid Telecom Systems with Clear Blue
NuRAN Wireless announced that Raeanna in conjunction with its Canadian strategic partners NuRAN Wireless and Clear Blue Technologies have committed to deploying over 1000 of BTS sites and e-centre solutions throughout Nigeria over the next five years.
Clear Blue Technologies Extends Smart Off-Grid Technology Advantage
Clear Blue Technologies announced general availability of release 3.0 of its Smart Off-Grid technology, used to power, control, monitor, and proactively service solar off-grid and hybrid-powered systems including street lights, security systems, emergency power, and Internet of Things devices. Smart Off-Grid combines a multi-load solar controller, built-in communications, and the industry’s most advanced off-grid intelligent lighting and load management and control system.
City Of Hamilton Wins Canadian Outdoor Lighting Project Of The Year For Clear Blue / Illumient Solar Streetlight Installation
Clear Blue Technologies announced that the City of Hamilton received the Canadian Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year award from LightSavers Canada for its Mountain Brow Boulevard installation of Illumient Smart Off-Grid streetlights. LightSavers Canada is a market transformation initiative of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), and their innovation awards are intended to “showcase and celebrate individuals, projects and organizations making a profound impact on the advancements of energy efficient exterior lighting systems across Canada.” The award was presented to the City of Hamilton at the 2016 Annual LightSavers Summit in Toronto on November 18.
Around the world in 80 milliseconds: Toronto’s Clear Blue Technologies feeds global appetite for “smart” off-grid monitoring
"Before smart off-grid controls company Clear Blue Technologies came along, managing solar and wind-powered devices like streetlights was a grind. Reliability was poor and news of an outage usually came through a consumer complaint.Thanks to a drop in the cost of solar panels and the rise of machine-connected technology known as the Internet of Things, solar power systems have become much cheaper and monitoring them around the clock has become possible.Toronto-based Clear Blue is capitalizing on this changing market with its cloud-based, off-grid technology that enables these systems to be monitored and controlled over the Internet, saving time and money."
Clear Blue Selected for Clean Energy Ministerial Showcase June 1-2
The United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, on June 1 & 2, 2016. This meeting is the follow-up meeting to the COP21 U.N. Convention of Parties climate change talks last December in Paris. Clear Blue was selected for participation in the CEM7 showcase, "a celebration of 100 companies competitively selected from around the world for their cutting edge work – a bold display of the breakthrough technologies and startups that will drive change in the clean energy sector and the worldwide economy in the years and decades to come."Concurrently with the CEM event, Clear Blue was also selected for the MaRS Cleantech 2016 Canada Demo Day, which includes an opportunity to pitch potential investors and to promote our technology. Find out more at MaRS.
Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk Participating at OCE Discovery Event May 9
Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk has been invited to participate at the Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference, Canada's leading innovation-to commercialization conference. The event showcases leading technologies, best practices and research in Ontario.
Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk at Discovery 16
Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk was invited to speak at the recent TSX Ignite conference in Toronto. TSX Ignite is a program dedicated to the growth and development of small and medium-sized companies.
Clear Blue Technologies Closes C$1.85 Million Equity Financing And Will Achieve 300% Sales Growth In 2015
Clear Blue Technologies Inc. (“Clear Blue” or the “Company”), the Smart Off-Grid Company, is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement offering (the “Offering”) for gross proceeds of C$1.85 Million. This latest round of financing was led by Haywood Securities Inc. (“Haywood”), one of Canada's leading independent investment dealers with more than 275 employees in its Canadian offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. The completion of the latest investment brings the total funding raised by Clear Blue to approximately C$2.3 Million for the year and the Company is fully funded for all planned operations in 2016.
Centennial College: Spotlight on Clear Blue Technologies
The Clear Blue partnership with Centennial College has resulted in great benefits to both organizations. Centennial students and faculty have supported our R&D efforts for several years, and Clear Blue subsequently hired students into full time positions. Centennial has posted a spotlight on Clear Blue on their website, read it here.
Clear Blue investors, Greensky Capital, honored with Clean50 award
The principals of Greensky Capital, investors in Clear Blue, were honored with the Clean50 award. The founding team of Clear Blue was also recently named to the Clean50 list for 2016.
Globe & Mail: Light-up purses and smart lamps evolve from research projects
The Globe and Mail highlights partnerships between colleges and companies. Read about George Brown College and the partnership with Clear Blue Technologies here.
Clear Blue Technologies Named Mind-to-Market Award Winner by Ontario Centres of Excellence
Toronto, ON – October 26, 2015 – Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid Company, was named the winner of the prestigious Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Mind-to-Market Award at OCE's Annual General Meeting held on October 22. According to OCE, the award "celebrates the best OCE-supported research collaboration between the business and research communities resulting in effective commercialization of leading edge ideas and solutions."
Clear Blue Technologies’ Founders Honored with Canada's Clean50 for 2016 Award
Clear Blue Technologies’ founders Miriam Tuerk, Mark Windrim and John Tuerk were recognized with the Clean50 award for 2016. Clear Blue, the Smart Off-Grid Company, develops the industry’s most advanced off-grid solar and wind powered lighting systems, which are monitored, controlled and proactively serviced over the Internet. CEO Miriam Tuerk, CTO Mark Windrim and Head of Power Management John Tuerk founded the fast-growing company in 2011.
UGE and Clear Blue Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership for Off-Grid Lighting
UGE International Ltd., a global leader in distributed renewable energy solutions for businesses, and Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid Company, announced a strategic agreement under which Clear Blue will become the exclusive provider for off-grid lighting to UGE partners and customers.
Clear Blue Technologies Appoints Paul Desjardins as VP, Sales & Business Development
Toronto, ON – May 12, 2015 – Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid Company, announced today the appointment of Paul Desjardins as VP sales and business development. Responsible for both the Clear Blue and Illumient product lines, Paul will drive new business opportunities for the company and lead the sales organization.
Canadian Manufacturing: Feds give $92k to Toronto off-grid technology firm
Clear Blue Technologies Inc. will receive $92,000 in government funding to help develop of its Smart Off-Grid technology, which is used in energy-saving off-grid devices such as solar and wind powered street lights. John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, said the funding is from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).
MP Carmichael Announces Support for Innovative Clean Energy Technologies in Toronto
John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, and the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced an investment in Clear Blue Technologies Inc. through the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).
Clear Blue Technologies Raises $500K in Funding from Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII)
Clear Blue Technologies Inc. today announced that it has received $500K in funding from the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII).
Clear Blue Technologies Announces Illumience Smart Off-Grid™ Management and Control
Toronto, ON – February 25, 2014 – Clear Blue Technologies Inc., the Smart Off-Grid company, announced today their new Illumience™ Cloud software for the remote management and control of off-grid devices such as outdoor lighting, security, telecom, mobile and environmental systems. With Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid Controller and Illumience, mission critical systems can be powered by the sun and wind while achieving an unprecedented level of performance and reliability and a reduction in maintenance costs of up to 80%.
Clear Blue Technologies Receives 2014 Las Vegas M2M Evolution Business Impact Award
TORONTO, ON - August 21, 2014 – Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid Company, announced today that it has received a 2014 M2M Evolution Business Impact Awards from TMC and Crossfire Media which was announced at the recent M2M Evolution Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Business Impact Awards program recognized a select group of companies and business leaders who have successfully leveraged M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) to solve a business issue, launch a new service or create revenue opportunities.
Clear Blue Technologies Announces $500K Co-Investment from Grenville Strategic Royalties and Ontario Centres of Excellence
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - Clear Blue Technologies Inc. today announced that Grenville Strategic Royalties and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) have co-invested $500,000 in the company to accelerate market growth of its Smart Off-Grid technology. Both Grenville and OCE have made prior investments in Clear Blue, which were instrumental in helping the company commercialize its green energy technology.
Forbes: When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense
Clear Blue was recently featured in this Forbes article about solar powered lighting.
Greenbiz.com: Clear Blue makes the case for taking street lights off the grid
Greenbiz writes about Clear Blue / Illumient's Smart Off-Grid streetlights
Yonge Street: Nothing but Blue Skies for Clear Blue Technologies
Yonge Street writes about Clear Blue and smart off-grid technology