Energy & Power
National Research Council of Canada funds Clear Blue Technologies
By Renée Francoeur
March 20, 2015 – Clear Blue Technologies Inc. received a boost from the federal government recently through the National Research Council of Canada‘s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).
Toronto-based Clear Blue Technologies will see up to $92,000 to advance the development of its Smart Off-Grid technology that powers off-grid devices such as street lights, security cameras and mobile power systems.
“The support and funding from NRC-IRAP have been crucial to the development and enhancement of our technology, which has provided the basis for a growing, thriving business,” said Miriam Tuerk, CEO and co-founder of Clear Blue. “We now have installations across Canada and the U.S., and we are expanding our business to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This has allowed us to create new jobs within the company while helping the environment by deploying green energy solutions.”
Clear Blue Technologies’ Smart Off-Grid solar and wind controller is designed to be integrated into a variety of off-grid products, and its Illumience cloud software allows the systems to be monitored, maintained and serviced over the internet.
The technology has been installed in the streetlights in the parking lots of the Aquavista at Bayside Presentation Centre in downtown Toronto as well as many other areas throughout the Greater Toronto Area and the world, noted the company.
According to NRC-IRAP, it supported over 10,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2013-2014, with some 7,000 firms benefiting from expert advisory services and more than 3,000 firms receiving some form of financial assistance.