Continuing to build beautiful
communities and solve grid problems, major Toronto arteries - Bloor Street West
and Koreatown, the Kingsway area, and the Beltline at Yonge all benefit from
resilient Smart Off-Grid Solar Lighting.
October 22, 2020, Toronto, ON Clear Blue Technologies
International Inc. (TSXV: CBLU) (‘Clear Blue’) has completed a critical project
with the Kingsway Business Improvement Association (BIA) and the City of
Toronto to install Illumient Smart Off-Grid lighting in Toronto. This project marks Clear Blue’s fifth project
with Toronto BIAs as Clear Blue continues to prove Smart Off-Grid is the best
solution for mission critical infrastructure.
Clear Blue has a history of completing Smart Off-Grid lighting
projects for various BIAs across Toronto. Clear Blue’s product, Illumient, and its Energy-as-a-Service
has proven its value in areas where infrastructure is damaged, unavailable or
cost-prohibitive. With lower upfront
installation costs, it also provides ongoing remote power management while
beautifying Toronto’s communities.
Starting in 2014, Clear Blue implemented a
two-phase project in Koreatown, followed by Bloor West Village, then midtown on the Beltline by Yonge
street. This continued, and growing history with the City of Toronto and BIAs
shows the proven success of Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid Lighting.
Clear Blue’s project with the Kingsway began with something that is seen
more and more – damaged grid infrastructure that is cost-prohibitive to repair
and lacks redundancy. Wildfires, floods
and hurricanes are causing massive damage to the electricity grid as the impact
of climate change becomes more evident.
Building more resilient solutions is now a key focus of governments around
the world. For this project, a fire had destroyed
a part of the electrical infrastructure needed for the grid-based street
lighting. The Kingsway BIA required a
state-of-the-art system that provided adequate lighting without costly repairs
to the grid infrastructure. It also
required a solution that provided strength and durability while still looking
attractive. Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid
lighting solution, Illumient, was the winning solution for this application. The project
included 24 systems in a mesh network and was completed in 2020. “The Kingsway BIA needed to replace its lighting system and had
several priorities when selecting a new system.
The BIA wanted a low-maintenance, sustainable, and
environmental-friendly solution. They
also preferred to use attractive, robust materials and, as such, wanted resilient
fluted concrete poles with banner and hanging basket hardware to complement the
community aesthetic. Further, the BIA
wanted a less disruptive design that provided the ability to maintain safe
access to businesses during construction.
A representative for the Kingsway BIA commented, "Clear Blue
Technologies' Smart Off-Grid solar-powered streetlights exceeded these
requirements and they were chosen for the contract. The Kingsway BIA is very pleased with the
results of the project."
“We are proud that Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid solar lighting was
able to help our local community in ensuring safety where electrical
infrastructure was a challenge. We are
also thrilled to be working with another of Toronto's BIAs,” said Miriam Tuerk,
CEO of Clear Blue. “The City of Toronto
has been a key client for us since our inception and we are honoured to have
been awarded this fifth project with them.”
Clear Blue Technologies International Inc.
Blue delivers clean, managed, wireless power – anywhere and anytime. We use our
patented Smart Off-Grid technology, delivered through our Energy-as-a-Service
business model, to manage lighting, telecom, Internet of Things devices, and
other critical systems worldwide. Clear
Blue has thousands of systems under management across 37 countries, including
the U.S. and Canada. Clear Blue is publicly traded on the
Toronto Venture Exchange under the symbol CBLU and on the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange (FRANKFURT: 0YA). Learn more at www.clearbluetechnologies.com.
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