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Intelligent, Off-Grid Power: An ‘Illuminating’ Investment Opportunity

Dave Jackson Dave Jackson, Stockhouse
1 Comment| March 4, 2022

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When Stockhouse Editorial first caught up with Clear Blue Technologies INTL Inc. (CBLU) (TSXV:CBLU, OTCQB:CBUTF, Forum) back in August of 2021, our investor audience was introduced to a very unique company that was on the verge of dominating off-grid power technology…on a global scale.

The Toronto-based company says its mission is to bring Off-Grid solar power systems into the 21st century. As telecom wireless and wired networks have gone before it, off-grid wireless power must have Smart energy management and power control. Clear Blue is the first company to bring reliable management capabilities to wireless power. The Toronto-based company says its mission is to provide clean, managed, wireless power at a lower cost, for lighting, internet of things devices and mission critical telecom applications like cellular, satellite/WiFi, and smart cities.

So how do they accomplish this mission? Simply put, throught the development and sales of their state-of-the-art smart off-grid power solutions, coupled with the ongoing energy management and control of their cloud platform. And it’s a cloud platform that is managing power systems in 37 countries around the world. Clear Blue derives its revenue from the one-time sale and ongoing managed services for its customers which include many of the worlds Tier 1 telcos.

Clear Blue Technologies’ portfolio of products include solar or solar-hybrid controllers, a robust, built-in communications network, along with illuminated street and pedestrian walkway lighting. Clear Blue derives revenue from sales of its wide variety of solar power solutions and recurring revenue from its remote management services.

Fast forward to today, and the company continues its upward trajectory providing Energy-as-a-Service while generating real value and high margin recurring revenue. To date, Clear Blue has thousands of systems under management across 37 countries, including the U.S. and Canada.

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On March 1st, CBLU announced that it had entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with iSAT Africa, an integrated communications services provider serving Africa and the Middle East. The order is worth an initial amount of CDN$2 million, with a total estimated 5-year Life-Time Contract Value, which includes capacity upgrades and ongoing service management by Clear Blue, bringing the total value to CDN$3 million. The company says the first 30 systems will ship in Q1 2022 and the remainder of the project is subject to iSAT successfully concluding financing for the remaining rollout.

Rakesh Kukreja, Founder and Managing Director of iSAT Africa, commented:

“Clear Blue Technologies is the market leader in providing smart, reliable, off-grid power for mission-critical telecom infrastructure. Through a number of previous deployments with Clear Blue, we have seen the strength of Clear Blue’s technology and the positive impact it has on our business model and service to our customers.”

And, most recently, Clear Blue announced that it had entered an MOU with Global Communications Extension Services (GCES) – a telecom service provider in the business of rural telephony – to provide the Company’s Smart, Solar Off-Grid power systems and service to power telecommunications sites in Nigeria. The Company targets rolling out more than 1,000 cell phone sites, all powered by Clear Blue over the next 5 years to support 9Mobile and other premier telcos.

Miriam Tuerk, CEO and Cofounder of Clear Blue, commented on the deal:

“GCES is devoted to transforming Nigeria through connectivity and we are committed to delivering this transformation with clean, managed, off-grid, wireless power for connecting the unconnected. Clear Blue is proud to partner with them now and for many years to come.”

Reflecting the strong traction that Clear Blue has been receiving with its series of multi-year contracts, recurring revenue, expanding installations, and diversifying its customer base, GCES Cofounder and CTO Adamu Babadisa, also had this to say:

“We have been exceptionally happy with Clear Blue’s solution to date. Its remote energy management and control platform Illumience, together with its service operations team, is truly top of its class. Its predictive energy forecasting and troubleshooting and remediation tools deliver the lowest upfront cost solution and the lowest ongoing costs of any alternative in the market. And given the specific design capabilities for modular upgradability, we can grow these systems as our revenue and services grow.”

On the product front, Clear Blue recently launched two new Illumient smart off-grid lighting solutions to meet growing market demand for cost-effective, off-grid, intelligent lighting. The Illumient STRADA Series and the Illumient CAMMI Series are now available while the company says two more solutions are planned for customer launch later in 2022. These four remotely managed, smart off-grid lighting solutions address the needs of different applications, customer requirements and price points. Accordingly, these solutions expand the addressable market for Illumient and Clear Blue’s remotely managed, Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) offering.

Click to enlargeMiriam Tuerk says Clear Blue Technologies is dramatically shifting the status quo of how electricity is delivered while helping to bring connectivity to the world. Through the company’s Smart Off-Grid power solutions, CBLU is focused on changing the landscape of energy production and delivery from a traditional wired model to a fully wireless platform produced by clean, cost-effective, renewable energy. Because of high costs and lack of power availability throughout developing nations, nearly 3.8 billion people who still can't access reliable telecommunications services. This cutting-edge technology enables wireless power to be more efficient and cost-effective, making it a reliable option that helps remove ties to traditional power grids and helps connect the unconnected.

With the technology that it has built from the ground up, Clear Blue is enabling communities around the world to ‘get connected,’ fundamentally changing communities and its citizens for the better.

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“Just like Amazon Web Services transformed the IT industry, we believe Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) can transform the power industry. EaaS enables organizations to move away from having to operate and manage power systems.”

Miriam Tuerk, Co-Founder & CEO, Clear Blue Technologies INTL Inc.

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The Power Play Interview with Clear Blue Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer Miriam Tuerk

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FULL DISCLOSURE: This is a paid article produced by Stockhouse Publishing.

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