Clear Blue updates smart technology for wireless power; improves efficiency for critical off-grid telecom, nano-grid infrastructure

Clear Blue Technologies has expanded its line of next generation power products. The Smart Off-Grid VS controller, along with two new smart power products, raises the bar in delivering the key control and management technology required for mission-critical, large-scale rollouts in telecom, smart city, and IoT nano-grid applications. 

Designed to meet high levels of reliability and long system life, these new products are critical to delivering clean managed wireless power anywhere in the world.

Smart Off-Grid VS features 30 amps charging capacity for up to 900W charging capacity; higher energy efficiencies to reduce overall system cost; precision temperature probe for better temperature accuracy, delivering longer battery life and better performance in extreme environments; reliable solar-only start up; high reliability failure mode that can trickle charge battery in failure mode; internal load by-pass switches to maximize critical load uptime and availability; new toolless wire push-in connectors for flexible easy installation of connections without any specialized tools; and supports 2+3 loads (2 large and 3 signaling) with Clear Blue’s integrated independent load control.

All systems powered by Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid technology include integrated communications to enable remote management and control through Illumience. The new Smart Gateway, enabling multiple systems to communicate to the Illumience cloud through a single mesh gateway, was designed and developed by Clear Blue for higher reliability, enhanced remote management, high security, at lower cost. 

This new gateway is designed for carrier-grade security capabilities; stronger access to network and communications management; and off-grid environments.

As the number of smart Internet of Things devices expands, the need for different power for a myriad of devices in one system is now common. Clear Blue’s Smart DC/DC converter provides voltage regulation and is also used to provide a different voltage output for devices such as telecom systems. 

Clear Blue’s new converter adds smart capabilities for local troubleshooting and problem diagnosis via WiFi, delivers energy efficiencies greater than 90 percent, and is configurable to multiple voltages and power ranges.

“Off-grid power has become the primary power source as new telecom and smart infrastructure is installed in many parts of the world, and that requires a new level of reliability, performance, and efficiency, at a price point that makes it economically feasible,” said John Tuerk, Chief Power Officer of Clear Blue. “Clear Blue developed these new products based on more than six years of data from our online systems and our experience managing thousands of mission-critical, off-grid power systems. We are also working with some of the world’s largest telecom and infrastructure providers for the massive expansions and upgrades planned for the world’s telecom and connectivity infrastructure.”

“The strong warranty is made possible due to the 7-year track record Clear Blue has in monitoring and managing Smart Off-Grid systems, around the clock and around the world,” added Tuerk. “Our Illumience software gives our support team the information and data history needed to keep systems running well and to do proactive service when needed. This capability is unmatched in the industry.”

The new products will be shipping in October and November. All include a five-year warranty, or a lifetime warranty under Clear Blue’s Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) plan. Under the EaaS subscription plan, Clear Blue uses its patented smart off-grid technology and expert service to manage charging cycles, state of charge, and other aspects of power management that are key to maximizing system life and uptime performance, enabling the company to deliver its high level of reliability to assure power delivery.

The EaaS plan for wireless power was released in May. The subscription-based service provides clean, wireless power for critical systems such as off-grid street lights, telecommunications systems, and IoT devices. Energy-as-a-Service is a fast-growing business model within the power industry. This alternative to traditional, capital-intensive energy acquisition enables commercial and industrial customers (C&I) to pay an annual subscription for energy services. 

According to Navigant Research, the annual global market for commercial and industrial Energy-as-a-Service is estimated to reach $221.1 billion by 2026.

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