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City Of Hamilton Wins Canadian Outdoor Lighting Project Of The Year For Clear Blue / Illumient Solar Streetlight Installation

City Of Hamilton Wins Canadian Outdoor Lighting Project Of The Year For Clear Blue / Illumient Solar Streetlight Installation

Toronto, ON, November 29, 2016 – Clear Blue Technologies Inc., the Smart Off-Grid Company, 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. 

“We are proud to be recognized by the Canadian Urban Institute for this outdoor lighting project,” said Gord McGuire, Manager of Geomatics & Corridor Management for the City of Hamilton. “We’ve used solar power and a series of connected smart lights to enhance access to the City’s escarpment vista along Mountain Brow Boulevard. Clear Blue Technologies was instrumental in helping us to create this green energy project and one of the largest off-grid pathway lighting projects in Canada.” 

About the Project

The City of Hamilton received the award for its installation of 40 Illumient solar-powered lights in a park in the Niagara Escarpment. The lighting was installed in 2015 and enables residents to enjoy the park area throughout the year and later into the evening.  

With less than one foot of topsoil, installing traditional electric lighting would have required quarrying through solid rock for over 2 kilometers in length, an expensive and difficult undertaking. In addition, the City wanted to reduce the growing burden of utility costs from electric streetlights. After public input and consultation with local residents, the City of Hamilton decided to install decorative poles and light fixtures from Illumient to complement the beautiful surroundings.  

Every Illumient light comes with built-in wireless connectivity that automatically sends real time information to Clear Blue’s Illumience cloud software, enabling monitoring and control over the Internet. This allow for immediate changes to lighting profiles if needed, and the Illumience predictive weather forecasting ensures that actions can be taken to ride through periods of bad weather so the lights will deliver the service needed year round.

“The Niagara Escarpment is one of the world’s unique natural wonders and the addition of lighting in this area by the City of Hamilton allows residents to enjoy it year round. We are so pleased to have worked with the City on this project, and applaud the decision by LightSavers Canada to recognize the City for this wonderful project,” said Miriam Tuerk, CEO of Clear Blue Technologies.


Exportwise: Around the world in 80 milliseconds

Exportwise: Around the world in 80 milliseconds

"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."

Read the whole article at Exportwise.

Clear Blue Technologies Closes C$1.85 Million Equity Financing And Will Achieve 300% Sales Growth In 2015

Clear Blue Technologies Closes C$1.85 Million Equity Financing And Will Achieve 300% Sales Growth In 2015

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 16, 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.

Changes to the Board of Directors

The Company also announces that Mr. Andy Keith, an entrepreneur and founder of two utility-scale solar energy companies in Ontario, has joined the Clear Blue board of directors. Mr. Keith has been an active participant in shaping and promoting Ontario’s renewable energy sector and is also a frequent lecturer at the University of Toronto master's program and industry conferences on the economics and future of solar energy.

2015 Highlights

2015 marks a year of significant growth and advancement for Clear Blue across all aspects of its business: 

Sales Growth + 300% in 2015    

Clear Blue now has over 100 customers and 500 off-grid systems installed in 18 countries across the world. Its installations include solar and wind powered streetlights, security systems, emergency power and other off-grid devices. Clear Blue sells through OEMs who integrate Clear Blue hardware and software into their own products, and through a network of agents and resellers who sell the Illumient line of Smart Off-Grid streetlights. Illumient lighting combines components from Clear Blue with those of our partners StressCrete and Millerbernd Manufacturing Company

Launch of Illumience

Illumience is the second generation of Clear Blue's cloud-based software system, providing management, control and proactive servicing of the off-grid systems over the Internet. Illumience's Smart Off-Grid capabilities are unmatched by any other provider in the market.     

Industry recognition

Clear Blue co-founders John Tuerk, Mark Windrim and Miriam Tuerk were honored with the Clean50 award, which recognizes those who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years. Clear Blue was also named a Mind-to-Market award winner by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (“OCE”) that celebrates the best OCE-supported research collaboration between the business and research communities resulting in effective commercialization of leading edge ideas and solutions.     

Strategic partnership

Clear Blue was selected by UGE, a global leader in distributed solar energy, to become the exclusive provider for off-grid lighting to UGE partners and customers.

Miriam Tuerk, CEO of Clear Blue, said "In 2015, Clear Blue achieved many important milestones that helped the Company transition from a start-up to a fast growing young company. It has been an amazing year, and the credit goes to our employees, partners, and investors, all of whom helped make this happen. We look forward to another year of tremendous progress and growth in 2016."

Solar lights will brighten up Lily Lake in Saint John

Solar lights will brighten up Lily Lake in Saint John

"Saint John's Rockwood Park is about to get a lot brighter at night, thanks to solar-powered lights being installed along the popular foot path around Lily Lake. The green technology not only saves the city the cost of electricity - the lights themselves were a gift." 

Read the article here.

Going to the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference?

Going to the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference?

The annual IES Street and Area Lighting Conference will take place Oct 5- 8 in Savannah GA. If you are planning to attend, contact us today to set up a time to meet with Illumient. 

Clear Blue Technologies’ Founders Honored with Canada

Clear Blue Technologies’ Founders Honored with Canada's Clean50 for 2016 Award

Toronto, ON – Sept 22, 2015 – 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.

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years.

According to Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group,  “Clear Blue Technologies is making solar and wind powered systems like streetlights, emergency power and security cameras highly reliable, easy to install and maintain, and controllable and serviceable over the Internet. As a result, municipalities and businesses can now turn to environmentally friendly technology to reduce their reliance on carbon fuel and eliminate the disruption and expense of installing power cabling wherever these systems are needed. The Clear Blue team was chosen after rigourous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among Honourees selected from an initial pool of over 550 well qualified nominees.”

Miriam Tuerk will be amongst approximately 110 past and present Clean50 Honourees meeting tomorrow (September 23)  at the “Clean50 Summit 5.0” on Toronto Island, to spend a day amongst peers and colleagues tackling common sustainability challenges.

About Clear Blue Technologies

Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid Company, combines green energy with the proven advantages of communications and cloud technology to power high performance off-grid lighting, security and mobile solutions. The company’s hybrid controller harvests energy from solar panels and a wind turbine and is designed to be easily integrated into a variety of products to deliver highly reliable off-grid alternatives. The Illumience cloud-based software provides real time monitoring and control of the off-grid system over the Internet from any PC or smartphone, delivering unmatched reliability and performance. Clear Blue’s Illumient division delivers high performance off-grid lighting systems.

Press Contact for Clear Blue:
Susan Davis
susan at clearbluetechnologies.com

Saint John Energy to Light up Lily Lake Trail in Rockwood Park

Saint John Energy to Light up Lily Lake Trail in Rockwood Park

"Saint John Energy has donated a leading edge solar digital lighting system that will extend the use of the Lily Lake Trail in Rockwood Park. The gift was announced at the Monday July 20 meeting of Saint John Common Council.

The project will see the installation of approximately 26 programmable solar-powered lights along the 1.38 km length of the Lily Lake Trail.  The entire cost of the lights and the installation will be borne by Saint John Energy. It is estimated the project will cost $250,000.

Read the story here

UGE and Clear Blue Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership for Off-Grid Lighting

UGE and Clear Blue Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership for Off-Grid Lighting

New York, NY and Toronto, ON July 14, 2015

UGE International Ltd. (TSX-V: UG) (OTCQB: UGEIF), 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. The arrangement allows UGE to focus on it’s fast growing distributed renewable energy solutions market while still participating indirectly through the off-grid lighting market.

UGE designs onsite energy systems for businesses worldwide that offers immediate cost savings to clients. Clear Blue develops the industry’s most advanced off-grid solar and wind powered lighting systems, which are monitored, controlled and proactively serviced over the Internet. With this agreement, Clear Blue will support UGE’s off-grid lighting customer base, and work with UGE and their partners on new lighting opportunities. UGE’s Sanya lighting series will become part of Clear Blue’s product line, expanding its offerings to the market.

“Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid technology has been part of our lighting monitoring and control system for the past several years, so it makes sense to combine our product lines and provide our partners and customers one point of contact and support through Clear Blue,” said Nick Blitterswyk, CEO of UGE. “UGE will continue to enhance its leadership position in delivering premier distributed renewable energy solutions to our customers around the world.”

Miriam Tuerk, CEO of Clear Blue Technologies, said “The UGE and Clear Blue partnership has been a tremendous success for both companies in delivering unparalleled green energy solutions to the market. This new agreement builds on that success, and allows UGE and Clear Blue to each concentrate their resources on different fast growing market opportunities. We appreciate the validation of our company and technology that UGE has demonstrated with this new arrangement.”

About UGE
UGE is a leading full service renewable energy provider for commercial and industrial clients, with over 2,000 installations in more than 90 countries. Leveraging project financing and its proprietary technology platform, UGE deploys solar and microgrid energy solutions to reduce energy costs and increase resiliency, while making the world more sustainable.

About Clear Blue Technologies
Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid Company, combines green energy with the proven advantages of communications and cloud technology to power high performance off-grid lighting, security and mobile solutions. The company’s hybrid controller harvests energy from solar panels and a wind turbine and is designed to be easily integrated into a variety of products to deliver highly reliable off-grid alternatives. The Illumience cloud-based software provides real time monitoring and control of the off-grid system over the Internet from any PC or smartphone, delivering unmatched reliability and performance. Clear Blue’s Illumient division delivers high performance off-grid lighting systems.

Pickering installs first solar-powered lights, from Illumient

Pickering installs first solar-powered lights, from Illumient

"PICKERING -- Dogs can play longer into the evening thanks to new solar-powered lights at a park in Pickering.

The City of Pickering recently installed its first solar-powered lights in the parking lot of Grand Valley Park, located on Third Concession Road, west of Valley Farm Road."

On Demand Webinar/Demo: Smart Off-Grid Lighting and Security

On Demand Webinar/Demo: Smart Off-Grid Lighting and Security

Click here to watch.

If your municipality or business requires lighting or security in a location without existing electrical infrastructure, or where you don’t want to disturb existing pavement or landscaping, watch this webinar and demonstration to find out how you can “go green” while getting the high reliability you need, with capabilities you can’t get anywhere else.

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

The IES conference will take place in Nashville on Sept 14 - 17. Come see us in the exhibit hall on Sept 15 and 16 and watch a demo of our Smart Off-Grid software, that controls and monitors our streetlights in real-time. Illumient systems have unmatched reliability, combining the latest advances in green energy with cloud-based software for 7x24 insight and control of your lights.

IBEW Boston Lights the Way with Solar and Wind Streetlights  from Clear Blue Technologies

IBEW Boston Lights the Way with Solar and Wind Streetlights from Clear Blue Technologies

Toronto, ON –August 24, 2014 – Clear Blue Technologies Inc., the Smart Off-Grid company, announced today that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has installed 16 solar and wind powered streetlights at their Boston headquarters. The lights illuminate the parking lot and pathways at the facility, which now includes a state-of-the-art training center for IBEW members. 

The streetlights were supplied by Clear Blue’s Illumient division, and their agent Spec-lines, a provider of innovative lighting solutions in New England.  The lights communicate wirelessly with Clear Blue’s advanced cloud-based softwareto enable IBEW personnel to remotely control, maintain and operate them over the Internet, change lighting profiles in real time, run diagnostics and optimize power management. This unique Smart Off-Grid capability delivers high reliability and performance, while slashing the cost of maintenance by eliminating service calls and enabling proactive maintenance.

“IBEW is focused on being at the forefront of new technologies that support our mission of building better cities and towns for our customers, neighbors and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Michael Monahan, Business Manager of Local 103. “The new off-grid lights are practical, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and they give us remote control and monitoring capability that doesn’t exist with alternatives. They are also a beautiful addition to the Boston skyline, as they can be seen from the Southeast Expressway.”

“We are thrilled to see our off-grid lights installed as part of the expanding IBEW facility,” said John Tuerk, Co-founder and CEO of Clear Blue Technologies. “IBEW’s commitment to keeping their members educated on the latest techniques and technologies is clearly demonstrated here, not only with the Clear Blue lights, but throughout the new training center as well. ”

The lights can be seen at the IBEW Local 103 headquarters at 256 Freeport St. in Boston and are featured in a new IBEW promotion on WBZ, the Boston-area CBS TV station.

About Clear Blue Technologies

Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid company, combines green energy systems with the proven advantages of communications and cloud technology to power high performance off-grid lighting, security and mobile solutions.   The company’s hybrid controller harvests energy from solar panels and wind turbines and is designed to be easily integrated into a variety of products to deliver highly reliable off-grid alternatives. The Horizon cloud-based software provides real time monitoring and control over the Internet from any PC or smartphone, delivering unmatched reliability and performance.Clear Blue’s Illumient division delivers high performance off-grid lighting systems.

Media Contact: Susan Davis  VP Marketing, Clear Blue Technologies.com

email: susan at clearbluetechnologies.com                            

Clear Blue Technologies Receives 2014 Las Vegas M2M Evolution Business Impact Award

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.

The Clear Blue system features solar and wind power controllers paired with advanced cloud-based software to deliver unmatched reliability and control of off-grid solutions such as street lights, security systems, mobile power and signage, electric charging stations and other applications. The company’s Horizon cloud software lets owners remotely monitor and control their systems over the Internet, change lighting profiles in real time, run diagnostics and optimize power-management, and slashes the cost of maintenance by eliminating expensive service calls and enabling proactive maintenance. Data is streamed in real time to Horizon using the seamless global connectivity of the KORE network.

“Clear Blue is pleased to be recognized for our unique Smart Off-Grid capabilities, which is what differentiates our technology from other off-grid control systems,” said Miriam Tuerk, Co-founder and COO of Clear Blue Technologies. “Real time information enables the remote monitoring and control that ensures the highest levels of reliability and performance, making solar and wind powered devices viable for even the most critical applications.”

“The Business Impact Awards showcase the wealth of opportunity to be found in M2M and IoT technology across a broad range of industries and for a variety of business needs and applications,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, M2M Evolution. “We were impressed by the amount of innovation from Clear Blue Technologies and we look forward to seeing how these businesses will continue to leverage M2M and IoT in the future.”

The Business Impact winners will be featured in the M2M eNewsletter and website.

About Clear Blue Technologies

Clear Blue Technologies, the Smart Off-Grid Company, combines green energy with the proven advantages of communications and cloud technology to power high performance off-grid lighting, security and mobile solutions.   The company’s hybrid controller harvests energy from solar panels and a wind turbine and is designed to be easily integrated into a variety of products to deliver highly reliable off-grid alternatives. The Horizon cloud-based software provides real time monitoring and control of the off-grid system over the Internet from any PC or smartphone, delivering unmatched reliability and performance. Clear Blue’s Illumient division delivers high performance off-grid lighting systems.

Media Contact:

Susan Davis, VP Marketing

susan@clearbluetechnologies.com

 

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

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

"Right now, very few businesses or real estate development companies would think first about using solar panels to run their outdoor lights, but in places where’s no established cabling, solar lights really can make sense from an economic and efficiency standpoint. And I’m not just talking about in emerging nations.

In the past six months, I’ve spoken with two companies that are pioneering the commercial market for these applications (the residential market is a separate animal): Sol Lighting, a Palm City, Fla.-based company that specializes in outdoor LED lighting technology; and Clear Blue Technologies, a Toronto-based maker of lighting controls and other smart grid components that is testing the viability of off-grid solar and wind-powered lights."

Read the whole article here.

Greenbiz.com: Clear Blue makes the case for taking street lights off the grid

Greenbiz.com: Clear Blue makes the case for taking street lights off the grid

"There are many things that citizens of developed nations take for granted, including seemingly simple pieces of infrastructure, such as streetlights, that actually work as promised.

But when it comes to new construction projections, their installation isn't always a trivial matter."

Read the GreenBiz.com article on Clear Blue/Illumient here.

Smart Off-Grid: Illumient Announces New Solar-Powered  Lighting Product Line

Smart Off-Grid: Illumient Announces New Solar-Powered Lighting Product Line

Illumient, the smart off-grid lighting company, today announced a new solar-only product line with a wide choice of options to enable customers to buy street and pathway lighting that matches their specific needs. The new product line is based on the StressCrete Americana series of spun concrete poles with many different configurations. All lights include the Illumient Smart Off-Grid technology that streams real time data about the lighting components, light status, local weather conditions and more to a cloud-based service for remote control and monitoring over the Internet.

The new product line enables customers to choose from:

•    Round, Square or Hexagonal spun concrete poles
•    Variety of pole colors in etched or polished finishes with coating choices of acrylic, non-acrylic or anti-graffiti 
•    Wide choice of luminaires from leading vendors StressCrete/King Luminaire, GE, LED Roadway and Leotek
•    Single solar and dual solar configurations
•    Variety of decorative arms

“Illumient was the first company to combine green energy lighting with advanced cloud-based software to usher in a new era of highly reliable off-grid lighting,” said Miriam Tuerk, COO of parent company Clear Blue Technologies. “In response to strong market demand we have now introduced a very cost-effective solar-only product line to complement our existing hybrid wind and solar-powered lights. The new product line offers a wide ranges of choices and options that are both beautiful and functional and enables customers to order lights that match their specifications.”

“We are very pleased that Illumient has expanded their product line with StressCrete’s Americana series of spun concrete poles,” said Michael Schwenger Jr., Executive Vice President of StressCrete. “We are seeing a high degree of interest in moving to off-grid lighting systems, and Illumient’s solution provides excellent capabilities in terms of remote monitoring and control and high reliability.”

The new Illumient solar-powered lighting systems are available immediately.

About Clear Blue Technologies / Illumient

Clear Blue Technologies combines the latest advancements in green energy with a unique capability to control, monitor and manage solar and wind-powered lighting and security systems over the Internet. Its Illumient division integrates the controller into a fully engineered lighting solution with built-in communications to Clear Blue’s Horizon cloud-based management service. Illumient’s Smart Off-Grid lighting eliminates the cost of bringing electrical power to light poles along with monthly utility bills, and the remote management service slashes the cost of maintenance and troubleshooting.


Media Contact: Susan Davis  VP Marketing, Clear Blue Technologies.com
                                  susan@clearbluetechnologies.com  617.899.5916

Yonge Street: Nothing but Blue Skies for Clear Blue Technologies

Yonge Street: Nothing but Blue Skies for Clear Blue Technologies

"North of Toronto city limits, there's a section of Highway 10 in Dufferin County where the skies open up and dozens of wind turbines–as far as the eye can see–stand like pillars holding up the clouds, fan blades spiraling lazily in the wind. Nearby, sun-tanning solar panels sit tilted in farmers' fields grabbing the day's rays and slipping them onto the power grid... "

Read the Yonge Street media article on Clear Blue Technologies here.

Smart Off-Grid: Illumient Solar and Wind Streetlights Installed at New Bayside Toronto Complex

Smart Off-Grid: Illumient Solar and Wind Streetlights Installed at New Bayside Toronto Complex

Clear Blue Technologies and TowerLabs Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Solar and Wind Technology

Toronto, ON –July 23, 2013 - Clear Blue Technologies, the smart off-grid company, and TowerLabs @MaRS, a not-for-profit green building accelerator, announced a demonstration installation on Toronto’s waterfront to promote the use of environmentally friendly solar and wind powered lighting.  Tower Labs facilitated the installation of two Illumient off-grid solar and wind powered streetlights at the Bayside Toronto condominium sales centre, which is now under construction. Bayside Toronto, developed by Hines and Tridel, is the largest private sector development to date as part of Waterfront Toronto’s mandate to revitalize the city’s lakefront areas.

“We’re thrilled that Hines and Tridel are incorporating this innovative demonstration project in their Bayside Toronto sales centre,” said John Campbell, President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto. “Testing solar and wind powered street lamps on the waterfront supports our mandate to encourage market transformation and position the city as a world leader in creating sustainable communities.”

Illumient Smart Off-Grid solar and wind powered light at Bayside Toronto

Clear Blue combines the latest advancements in green energy with a unique capability to control, monitor and manage solar and wind-powered lighting and security systems over the Internet. Its Illumient division integrates the controller into a fully engineered lighting solution with built-in communications to Clear Blue’s Horizon cloud-based management service. Illumient’s smart off-grid lighting eliminates the cost of bringing electrical power to light poles along with monthly utility bills, and the remote management service slashes the cost of maintenance and troubleshooting.

Status of light #1 at Bayside Toronto, actual data as of July 23, 2013 9:20 am

As part of the partnership, TowerLabs will independently monitor and validate Clear Blue’s integrated lighting system and issue a comprehensive report on the technology.

“TowerLabs’ mission is to facilitate the adoption of green building products, technologies and practices,” said Jamie James, President of TowerLabs.  “This includes not just what goes into a building but also the broader property attributes that support sustainability.  Incorporating Illumient renewable energy lighting combines practical, aesthetic, and environmental benefits, while sending a highly visible message about the intent of the development.  Aqualina, in this case, is the first LEED-Platinum residential project of both Hines and Tridel – a commitment that starts with the opening of the sales environment.”

Clear Blue’s COO Miriam Tuerk commented “We are already getting great value from TowerLabs’ expertise in green building technologies and their ability to connect us to other companies in the green tech space. The installation of our off-grid street lamps at the Aqualina complex is a perfect example. We look forward to TowerLabs’ testing of our technology and reading the report they will publish.”

Aqualina at Bayside Toronto is the first residential phase in Hines and Tridel’s $1.1 billion, 13-acre mixed-use neighbourhood development located at the eastern end of Queens Quay in the new East Bayfront community.   The pilot installation can be viewed on the south side of the intersection of Queen’s Quay East and Small Street.



About Clear Blue Technologies

Clear Blue Technologies combines environmentally friendly green energy with innovative hardware and software to deliver reliable, intelligent, and high performance smart off-grid lighting and security solutions that are easier to install, reduce cost of ownership and can be monitored and controlled over the Web. Our Horizon controller and Horizon cloud software can be integrated into a wide variety of products such outdoor lighting, security, mobile and telecom applications. Our Illumient division manufactures and sells fully integrated lighting and security solutions using the Clear Blue Horizon controller and cloud software. To learn more visit www.clearbluetechnologies.com and www.illumient.com.

Clear Blue / Illumient has partnered with Daisy Energy, StressCrete and Efston Science on this project and appreciates their contributions. Please see their respective websites to learn more about these leading companies.

About Tower Labs @MaRS

Tower Labs @MaRS is a non-profit green building technology accelerator.  We manage pilot and demonstration projects in order to validate the performance of products, technologies, and approaches that will contribute to the evolution of a more sustainable built environment.  Our founders include Tridel, Canada’s leading developer of highrise residential buildings, and MaRS Discovery District, a not-for-profit corporation established to support innovation and commercialize new technologies that will advance the local, regional and national economy.  Tower Labs is located in the MaRS Discovery District and works directly with real estate developers, venture capitalists and Cleantech companies.  To learn more, visit www.towerlabs.org


Media Contact: Susan Davis  VP Marketing, Clear Blue Technologies.com
                                  susan@clearbluetechnologies.com  508.444.2650



Greenbuild 2013 International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild 2013 International Conference and Expo

We are pleased to be exhibiting at Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. This year's event will be held Nov 20-22 in Philadelphia. Come see us at Booth 4002 and learn about our Smart Off-Grid lighting and security solutions.

APWA Sustainability Conference

APWA Sustainability Conference

Clear Blue exhibited at the 2013 APWA Sustainability Conference May 13 - 15 in an Diego. It was a terrific event and exciting to hear about new sustainability options.

COO Miriam Tuerk Invited to Speak at E3 Symposium

COO Miriam Tuerk Invited to Speak at E3 Symposium

Clear Blue/Illumient COO Miriam Tuerk was invited to speak at the E3 Symposium at Centennial College on May 3. Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.

This event brings together top educators, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers and students. Learn more here.

Meet Us at Lightfair

Meet Us at Lightfair

Meet us at LIGHTFAIR® International, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. This year it runs from April 23 -25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. We'll be there and are booking meetings now. Contact us here to set up an appointment, or come by the StressCrete booth (#2054) and talk to someone about off-grid lighting options.


Sustainability City Networks Interviews Kevin Bobikiewicz

Sustainability City Networks Interviews Kevin Bobikiewicz

Sustainability City Network interviews Kevin Bobikiewicz about the Illumient Hybrid Streetlight (Formerly Enlighten Hybrid) installation in Downer's Grove Illinois.

"Hybrid street lighting, an off-the-grid system using solar panels, wind turbines and an LED luminaire, is yet another sustainability-driven solution for overstretched municipal budgets.
Downers Grove, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago, became the first U.S. community to turn on hybrid lighting in a residential subdivision in March 2010. Today, not only is the 25-light system saving about $100,000 in electric and maintenance costs over its life cycle, but it’s also contributing to reduced carbon emissions and enhanced neighborhood safety."

OCE 2011-2012 Annual Report

OCE 2011-2012 Annual Report

Clear Blue Technologies, the parent company of Illumient, was highlighted in the Ontario Center of Excellence 2011-2012 Annual Report. The report is entitled "Real Challenges Practical Solutions". Here is an excerpt:

"Colleges help Clear Blue light the way"

With the help of two Ontario colleges, Clear Blue Technologies’ innovative idea of using wireless communications and cloud based technologies to make off grid street lights easy to install, easy to maintain and provide solid performance is attracting attention.

Targeting small renewable energy solutions such as solar and wind power, Clear Blue is focusing on the street lighting and security markets. The company believes these markets are ready to move off grid, with clean energy alternatives that offer lower operating costs as well as applications and services not previously available."

Download the report at the link below, and read about Clear Blue starting on page 20.

American Public Works Association

American Public Works Association

Kevin Bobikiewicz spoke about the installation of our Hybrid Off Grid Streetlights in Downer's Grove Illinois at the American Public Works Association Sustainability 2012 Conference.


MaRS Cleantech Innovation Showcase

MaRS Cleantech Innovation Showcase

MaRS is where science, technology and social entrepreneurs get the help they need. Where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas. And where a global reputation for innovation is being earned, one success story at a time.


Clear Blue Technologies, parent company of Illumient Off-Grid Streetlights, was selected to be part of the Mars Cleantech Innovation Showcase. The Innovation Showcase featured over 20 of MaRS’ cleantech clients involved in the energy industry and explored five main subindustries in detail in an attempt to better understand their roles in the energy sector and how they impact the end consumer.  

These five subindustries were: energy storage, energy efficiency, energy generation, energy data management (behind the meter), and energy infrastructure and grid automation.

The Toronto Star highlights Illumient

The Toronto Star highlights Illumient's parent company

The Toronto Star highlights Illumient's parent company, Clear Blue and their research partnership with George Brown College in developing the Illumient Off-Grid Streetlight.

"When Clear Blue Technologies needed help developing the “smart controls” for a wind and solar-powered streetlight, it turned to George Brown College.The college had the rooftop test bed, experienced faculty and bright young minds that Clear Blue needed to help put its prototype “silver box” through its paces."