IBEW Boston Lights the Way With Solar and Wind Powered Street Lights From Clear Blue Technologies

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has installed 19 Clear Blue/Illumient solar and wind powered street lights at their Boston headquarters. These "Smart Off-Grid" lights communicate wirelessly with Clear Blue’s advanced cloud-based software to 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, to ensure the highest level of reliability and performance.

'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,' said Michael Monahan, Business Manager of Local 103.

Clear Blue Technologies Inc., the Smart Off-Grid company, announced today that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has installed 19 solar and wind powered street lights 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 street lights were supplied by Clear Blue’s Illumient division, and their agent Spec-lines (http://speclines.net), a provider of innovative lighting solutions in New England. The lights communicate wirelessly with Clear Blue’s advanced cloud-based software to 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 (https://vimeo.com/99161589) 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.

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