Earlier this year, the state of Texas faced freezing temperatures without any power. Over 70 residents froze to death, farms were destroyed and on February 16th, at least 4.5 million Texans were without power. As I scrolled through Twitter that week, I saw a lot of finger-pointing. Many blamed the federal administration for not providing aid, some shamed Ted Cruz, as he jetted off to Cancun and many blamed renewable energy and clean technology infrastructure, spreading claims that the windmills and solar panels simply froze and stopped working. Reliable news publications, both national and local, such as APNews, NBC, and Texas Monthly tried to refute the claims that renewable energy was to blame for such a major power outage and yet when reading the comments, it’s clear that many Americans still don’t trust renewable and off-grid technology. The truth is, new technology, including new sources of power, can be scary. In the early 1800s when trains first were invented, many people were terrified. We laugh now, but to many, horses were that much more reliable than a big box of steel. The way many perceive off-grid solutions to power infrastructure is no different.
FORBES: Renewable Energy Is The Solution To Texas’ Blackouts, Not The Cause
Cleantech company hitting “inflection point of growth” with help from the Trade Commissioner Service
A cleantech company that brings wireless power to telecommunications and other remote applications is finding success around the world with the help of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service (TCS).
Railway Age Magazine - Supply Side: Clear Blue Technologies International; ContainerPort Group; Hatch
Clear Blue Technologies International and Metro-Tech Sales and Consulting have wrapped up a safety switch lighting project for Conrail; ContainerPort Group has sold its rail lift operation; and Hatch is celebrating 65 years as a consultancy.
Financial Post - Announcing the 2021 Venture 50 winners with TSXV’s Loui Anastasopoulos
Loui Anastasopoulos, president of Capital Formation at TMX Group, introduces the Venture 50 and highlights the key measures used to identify the 2021 list of notable companies which include market capitalization growth, share price appreciation, as well as trading volume.
FORBES: Renewable And Clean Technology Trends To Expect In 2021 (And Beyond)
The pandemic has shifted the way humans operate and technology in the coming years will have to reflect that - including in the clean and renewable energy sectors. So, what does that mean for 2021? With the shift to remote work, a change in the presidency for the United States and a new vaccine, there are some clear and exciting trends to look forward to.
Clear Blue delivers off-grid power to wireless tech, IoT devices - Ahmar Khan, Sustainable Biz Canada
In the 1980s, the telecom industry started to experience a wireless technology boom. Forty years later, wireless technology could be at the cusp of a similar revolution involving solar power. Solar is the fastest-growing renewable energy in the world, and companies like Toronto’s Clear Blue Technologies are working to increase efficiency through the use of off-grid energy systems.
Torrent & Clean Technology
Torrent provided their own independent view on Clear Blue in a recent review of opportunities in the clean tech industry that are poised for outsized growth.
FORBES: Tesla’s Inclusion In S&P 500 Caps Outstanding Year For Clean Energy
Tesla is defying its critics to enter the realm of the most highly valued companies in the United States. On December 21, Tesla (NYSE: TSLA) will join the S&P 500, valued at more than $551 billion to the index. The auto manufacturer’s Model 3 is the world’s best-selling electric car in history, delivering 139,000 vehicles in the third quarter alone.
FORBES: ESG Investing Boom Is Bullish For Cleantech
Read the latest from Forbes by our CEO Miriam Tuerk on what the uptick in demand for ESG investing strategies really means for cleantech.
21st Century Tech: Energy-as-a-Service: A Novel Idea Whose Time Has Come
"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.
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 : COMMENT LE CLOUD PEUT BOOSTER L’ÉNERGIE SOLAIRE ET L’ÉNERGIE ÉOLIENNE
« L’énergie solaire et l’énergie éolienne hors réseau sont une alternative à forte croissance au réseau électrique pour les infrastructures critiques, mais des problèmes de fiabilité et de livraison homogène de l’énergie ont entravé leur adoption à grande échelle.»
North American Clean Energy
« L’énergie solaire et l’énergie éolienne hors réseau sont une alternative à forte croissance au réseau électrique pour les infrastructures critiques, mais des problèmes de fiabilité et de livraison homogène de l’énergie ont entravé leur adoption à grande échelle.Les applications basées sur le cloud transforment déjà nos vies et la manière dont nos entreprises fonctionnent de nombreuses manières – de la gestion de nos comptes bancaires à l’appel de taxis en passant par la réservation d’une maison de vacances, tout cela à partir de notre smartphone. Aujourd’hui, la technologie cloud transforme la manière dont les systèmes hors réseau, y compris les éclairages publics, les systèmes de télécommunications, les caméras de sécurité, les appareils IoT et d’autres infrastructures critiques, sont gérés et leur performance... »Le PDG de Clear Blue, Miriam Tuerk, nous en dit plus sur le Smart Off-Grid dans le magazine North American Clean Energy.
African Review : Mise en œuvre de la plateforme Smart Off-Grid de Clear Blue Technologies dans les zones rurales du Nigeria
Clear Blue Technologies Inc, en collaboration avec NuRAN Wireless, a annoncé la livraison de la plateforme Smart Off-Grid à Raeanna, une société d’infrastructures de télécommunications nigériane axée sur la connectivité rurale. Le système Smart Off-Grid de Clear Blue a pour objet d’alimenter en énergie solaire gérée sans fil fiable le système de communications radio sans fil NuRAN.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL : « LE TEMPS EST L’ENNEMI NUMÉRO 1 », DÉCLARE L’EXPORTATEUR DE TORONTO, CLEANTECH
« L’énergie hors réseau a le potentiel d’amener l’énergie renouvelable à des appareils allant des éclairages publics aux antennes-relais et aux bornes WiFi. Toutefois, il est essentiel que l’équipement fonctionne correctement sur l’énergie solaire ou éolienne. C’est là qu’intervient Clear Blue Technologies Inc. »
Renewable Energy World : La connexion au cloud créera une révolution dans l’énergie solaire autonome
« Aujourd’hui, par une journée d’hiver inhabituellement chaude, je peux baisser le thermostat de mon chauffage à la maison en quelques touches sur mon smartphone, où que je sois. Imaginez que la même chose soit possible avec les systèmes solaires durant une période prolongée de mauvais temps. » Renewable Energy World publie notre interprétation de la manière dont « La connexion au cloud créera une révolution dans l’énergie solaire autonome »
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