"A Toronto-based company, Clear Blue Technologies International Inc., has been providing remote management of telecommunications and off-grid lighting for streets and parking lots for a number of years. And now it has launched Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS), a subscription service to provide clean, wireless power to remote localities of which many are off the grid." 21st Century Tech interviewed Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk and writes about Energy-as-a-Service in this article.
21st Century Tech: Energy-as-a-Service: A Novel Idea Whose Time Has Come
Forbes: Fixing Amazon's Drone Delivery Problem
Jeff Bezos claims that Amazon AMZN +0% (NASDAQ:AMZN) will be using Prime Air to deliver packages by drone to your door in the next few years. Not only will this help with lost packages, it will also take delivery trucks off the road, reducing traffic congestion and pollution.Just as Amazon AMZN +0%’s e-commerce model revolutionized retail and distribution, Prime Air will likely spawn new industries and services. But there is still a long way to go before drone delivery is a reality.
TechAcute: The Wireless Power Revolution
Today, about 13% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to electricity, according to the International Energy Agency. Most power is provided by the electricity grid, but this is expensive to install and maintain, and 50% of energy generation is lost in transmission (which goes onto your bill). Wireless power is an affordable, reliable, and clean alternative.
Forbes Blog: Smart Cities Are Going Green Because It Costs Less
Our cities are getting smarter. Look around any modern metropolis, and you’ll see hundreds of Smart devices. Devices that provide better convenience, increase our safety, enable connectivity anywhere, reduce our traffic jams, improve our economy – all with a view to improving the quality of life for all.
Fierce Wireless: Clear Blue sets sights on establishing power play in Amazon jungle and beyond
"There’s a key piece of the “internet for the unconnected” puzzle that Clear Blue Technologies International is providing, and that’s smart off-grid technology to power these systems.The Toronto-based company is involved in the Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project, where it’s working with Facebook and other TIP members to deliver clean power and remote management capabilities for the TIP OpenCellular solution."
Forbes Blog: How 5G Networks Will Change America
One of the hottest topics at Mobile World Congress this week is 5G networks. The benefits are being widely touted by network providers: faster download speeds on cellular networks, and support for new technologies such as self-driving cars. The size and number of the “small cells” which power 5G also means that they will be placed anywhere in streets and buildings. It is going to be the biggest shift in telecommunications since the invention of the cellphone.
bizz energy, the independent business magazine for energy decision makers, recently interviewedClear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk about the company's expansion into Europe, during Miriam's recent press tour in Germany. "Power supply with off-grid solar modules has so far been widespread, especially where there are no reliable power grids. Entrepreneur Miriam Tuerk also wants to bring the technology to Germany."
Bloomberg Businessweek: These Cell Towers Run on Solar Power
Telefónica brought its first reliably 24-hour gridless cell towers online in Peru late last year. They serve 25,000 people in the Amazon rainforest, according to Clear Blue Technologies International, which makes the control systems. Perez says customers there pay no more for service than in grid-connected areas."
Cleantechnica: Smart Solar Street Lights Spread With IoT Adoption
The role of the once lonely street light has been heavily rewritten so that it now serves as a major information gateway, runs on solar power, and is sensing and reporting far more than you might imagine. Indeed, the global market for the smart street light is projected at $18 billion per year by 2024. While that number may sound hard to believe, the next time you drive under a carport or walk across an intersection, just look up.
The Globe and Mail: How a Canadian cleantech firm is bridging the digital in Africa
The Globe and Mail writes about how Clear Blue Technologies and our partner BRCK are bringing internet connectivity to Africa, where high-speed internet access has been an unaffordable luxury..till now.
The Midas Letter: Clear Blue Technologies International Inc (CVE:CBLU) CEO on $38 Billion Off-Grid Power Industry
James West, editor and publisher of the investor publication The Midas Letter, interviews Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk and comments: "That is a fascinating business story – it’s one of the best I’ve heard in months."
Forbes: The Future Of Power Is Wireless: Here's Why
In the next five years, we will see a transformative shift in the way we power our homes, businesses, and infrastructure.
Equity.Guru: Clear Blue (CBLU.V) Ontario Revenue Spikes 515%
Equity.Guru writes about Clear Blue's expanding business in Ontario: "On October 29, 2018 Clear Blue Technologies (CBLU.V) announced that is has won 12 new Illumient Smart Off-Grid lighting projects in Ontario."
Forbes Blog: Who Will Be The Next FAANG Member?
"Today’s juggernaut of the world’s priciest stocks are the result of a mash-up of previously disconnected industries. Amazon is Sears meets IBM. Google is advertising meets librarians.But before FAANG, only a very select few individuals were able to forecast that these disparate areas would merge into new industries that have transformed our lives – and generated huge returns for those early investors. Identifying the next FAANG member will likely create the next generation of Peter Thiels and Sequoia Capitals."
21st Century Tech: When Can 25-Watts of Base Power Be a Difference Maker? When Lighting Up and Connecting Remote Sites Around the World
Two days ago I revisited Clear Blue Technologies to speak with John Tuerk, Chief Power Officer and co-founder of the company along with Miriam Tuerk, his wife, and the company’s CEO. I had dropped in on the company to talk to Miriam in December of last year and subsequently had written about the work being done. But this follow up was to find out how the company was progressing with its innovative off-grid power solutions in places like Africa and South Americ
Forbes Blog: Why Warren Buffett Is Right About China
"At the recent U.S.-China Investor Forum, Warren Buffett discussed how China has “unleashed the potential of their citizenry.” In 2017, China accounted for more than 18% of global GDP, adjusted for purchasing power parity, according to Statista."
BSEE: The Smart Off-Grid Revolution
Smart off-grid energy makes off-grid solar and wind a viable alternative to the traditional power grid for the first time. The way we power our critical infrastructure is undergoing a revolution.
SmartCitiesWorld: Off-grid system powers lighting in historic Moroccan city
Logintek Morocco is using Smart Off-Grid technology from Clear Blue Technologies to power 800 Idsud Energies solar and wind-powered street lights in Settat city, Morocco. This is phase one of a multi-phase project expected to total almost 5,000 Smart Off-Grid streetlights
Forbes Blog: Power Utilities Shouldn't Underestimate The Power Of Tesla - Here's Why
Clear Blue CEO Miriam Tuerk is a Forbes blogger, and in this post writes about the impact of Tesla and other clean technologies on the future of the power utility market.
TMCnet: How the Cloud Can Elevate Solar and Wind Power
"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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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).
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