Village of New Maryland Installs Smart Off-Grid Lighting from Clear Blue Technologies International

Clear Blue Technologies International Inc. (“Clear Blue”) (TSXV:CBLU),
the Smart Off-Grid™ company, announced today that the Village of New
Maryland in New Brunswick has installed 13 Illumient solar-powered
street lights. The key features of Clear Blue’s Illumient lights include
remote lighting management, monitoring and control, which reduces the
cost of maintenance and improves reliability, even during periods of bad
weather. The lights are also activated by motion detectors to extend
battery life.

The lights have been strategically spaced approximately 120-160 meters
apart along a two-lane highway running through the center of the
village, illuminating the sidewalk. It creates an environment where
tourists and residents can stop to take advantage of the local

“We wanted to create a ‘downtown’ feeling in the municipality,” says
Rockland Miller, public works supervisor for the Village of New
Maryland. “Until now the walkway was not very inviting for pedestrians,
with several unlit areas which discouraged foot-traffic in the evening.
Installing Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid lighting has created a welcoming
atmosphere, in line with our vision for the Village of New Maryland.”

In addition to welcoming visitors, this project is a key element of New
Maryland’s green initiative. The municipality has been increasing its
use of solar technology through government projects, such as a recent
installation of solar panels on a municipal building, and by encouraging
residents to consider solar as an alternative to traditional power
sources for their personal energy consumption.

“We are thrilled to be helping the Village of New Maryland achieve their
green goals and improve the lives of their residents,” says Miriam
Tuerk, co-founder and CEO of Clear Blue. “This duality is at the core of
what we do, and the final product is a perfect combination of both
environmental responsibility and public benefits.”

A “Canada 150” project

The lighting project is a part of the Community Infrastructure Program
(CIP) 150, a nationwide investment program celebrating Canada’s 150th
anniversary in 2017. The Village of New Maryland received funding under
this initiative to install solar-powered lighting in the community.

“We knew from the start that we wanted to invest in solar for our
community,” says Miller. “We felt that Clear Blue’s technology was an
ideal fit given a number of features which encapsulated everything we
were looking for.”

Staying true to theme of honoring Canada, the new light poles are
equipped with patriotic “Village of New Maryland” banners, complete with
a specialized “Canada 150” maple leaf design.

Looking ahead

The lights have already made a significant positive impact on the

Miller shared: “We’ve already had a lot of positive comments from
residents and visitors alike in reaction to this investment in the
community. We’ve even had inquiries from our neighboring communities
about installing them in their own areas.”

With the success of this initial project, the Village of New Maryland is
considering installing more solar-powered lights in other locations
within the community. For more information on this project and the
Village of New Maryland’s future plans, visit

About Clear Blue Technologies International Inc.

Blue Technologies International, the Smart Off-Grid™ company, was
founded on a vision of delivering clean, managed, “wireless power” to
meet the global need for reliable, low-cost, solar and hybrid power for
lighting, telecom, security, Internet of Things devices, and other
mission-critical systems. Today Clear Blue has about 4000 systems under
management across 34 countries, including the U.S. and Canada.


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