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Echelon Wealth Partners releases its 2021 Canadian Entrepreneur Report

Clear Blue's CEO & Co-founder Miriam Tuerk is featured in Echelon Wealth Partners 2021 Canadian Entrepreneur Report that showcases the stories of 35 inspiring Canadian business leaders, highlighting their backgrounds, motivations, personal evolutions and advice. 

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The Market Herald: Clear Blue Technologies (TSXV:CBLU) grows Q3 revenue by 139 percent

Clear Blue (CBLU) has reported 139 per cent year-over-year revenue growth for Q3 2021 The increase was due to telecom sales attributed to contracts with telecom infrastructure operators in Africa The company is expecting further growth from telecom rollouts and satellite/WiFi-related orders through 2022 and into 2023 Clear Blue Technologies delivers clean, managed, wireless power using its patented Smart Off-Grid technology Clear Blue (CBLU) is unchanged trading at $0.29 per share

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The Next Revolution – Wireless Smart Off-Grid Technology

Manage and Control Power Systems Anywhere, Anytime In Sophic Capital’s Powering the Most Challenging Systems report, we learned that: Off-grid power has the potential to reach 1.8 billion people across both developed and developing nations; Globally, in 2018, 4.16GW of renewable energy powered off-grid projects; Diesel generators have typically powered most of the world’s off-grid solutions, providing opportunities for renewable energy solutions, and; Off-grid solar was a US$1.75 billion market in 2019, and off-grid storage systems could be worth US$58.5 billion by 2026. In this report, we introduce Sophic Capital client Clear Blue Technologies Inc. [TSXV:CBLU, OTC:CBUTF], a provider of clean, wireless power, off-grid solutions.

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Powering the Most Challenging Systems

Connecting the World Demands Wireless Off-Grid Solutions Bridging the Digital Divide To improve quality of life and help boost economic growth, the world needs to be connected. Over 3.8 billion people in the world currently have little or no Internet coverage due to a lack of access to grid power. This problem persists in urban landscapes and remote rural communities across both developed and emerging markets. To connect the world and provide global internet access, the way critical infrastructure operates needs to be re-imagined.

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NuRAN Wireless: Bridging the digital divide - Mobile Magazine Digital Report 2021

In its September issue, Mobile Magazine released a 2021 Digital Report titled NuRAN Wireless: Bridging the digital divide, in partnership with Clear Blue Technologies.

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Off-grid Power Technology. The Future is Here…Today

An exclusive and highly informative video Q&A podcast where Stockhouse Media’s Dave Jackson is joined by Miriam Tuerk, co-founder and CEO of Ontario-based Clear Blue Technologies INTL Inc. (TSX-V.CBLU, OTCQB: CBUTF, Forum), to explain Clear Blue's cutting-edge technology and investment opportunities.

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This Company is Dominating Off-grid Power Technology: Here’s How

Jocelyn Aspa of the Market Herald writes about Clear Blue and how it's driving off-grid power growth in telecom through its innovative technology and recent large contract announcements.

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FORBES: Clean Technology Is Crossing The Chasm – And It’s Time To Invest In It

Miriam Tuerk's recent article for FORBES looks at how software and smart technology eliminate cost and reliability concerns, allowing clean technology to disrupt the market. Read more here

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OTCQB Podcast - Advisor Insights

Season 5 Episode 30 of the OTCQB Podcast interviews Miriam Tuerk, CEO and CoFounder of Clear Blue Technologies to gain insights into the success and future of Clear Blue

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FORBES: Renewable Energy Soars As Exxon, Shell Falter

As many know, Big Oil companies have suffered major losses as a result of the pandemic, as oil demand plummeted. Now, however, the prospects for the industry are looking more dismal than ever. As oil supermajors have faced increasing pressure to shift toward more sustainable business strategies, such pressure will certainly result in companies looking to renewables as the solution to this shift.

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The POWER Interview: Solar Powers Onward

The POWER Interview: Solar Powers Onward Solar power led all generation sources in terms of added generation capacity in 2020, with the U.S. adding a record 19.2 GW of capacity last year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The SEIA said that was a 43% jump from 2019, with utility-scale installations experiencing a 65% increase last year compared to the prior year. The group said U.S. installations of solar power are expected to quadruple from current levels by 2030. And expansion in the solar sector is widespread, with analysts predicting industry growth of 20% or more in several countries, including China, India, the Middle East, and Latin America, across 2021. Miriam Tuerk, CEO and co-founder of Clear Blue Technologies, an Ontario, Canada-based energy technology company focused on management and servicing of off-grid systems, recently provided POWER with her insight into the solar sector, with a look at some of the challenges facing the industry, from policy and regulation to supply chain issues. The solar industry is experiencing dramatic growth in Canada as well; as an example, online retail giant Amazon in April announced its first renewable energy investment in Canada will be with a power purchase agreement with a solar farm near Calgary, Alberta.

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How Facebook’s Project SEISMIC helps bring greener telecom infrastructure

Facebook is bringing more sustainable connectivity with the implementation of 'Project SEISMIC'. In partnership with Mayu Telecomunicaciones, Aviat Networks, BaiCells and Clear Blue Technologies, this project will enable the more efficient design, building and operation of off-grid telecom sites through the use of smart power management.

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Clear Blue Reaches a Major Milestone

Clear Blue Technologies reaches a new milestone with 10 Billion messages now exchanged between its smart off-grid systems in the field and the online platform Illumience.

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FORBES: Renewable Energy Is The Solution To Texas’ Blackouts, Not The Cause

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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bizz energy

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."

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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

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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."

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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.

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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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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"

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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Forbes: When (and Where) Solar LED Lighting Makes Sense

Clear Blue was recently featured in this Forbes article about solar powered lighting.

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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

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Yonge Street: Nothing but Blue Skies for Clear Blue Technologies

Yonge Street writes about Clear Blue and smart off-grid technology

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