Success Story

Technology Transfer Partnerships: Wireless Strategies (CONII)


Traditional streetlights rely on electrical grids for their power supply, and require extensive trenching, conduit and cable laying as well as planning, zoning, permit and construction costs. Clear Blue Technologies, a Toronto-based engineering consultancy, recently collaborated with the Centennial College Energy Institute (CEI) and School of Business to help solve this problem. Together, they developed a solar and wind-powered streetlight that utilizes LED lighting and wireless communications technologies. The new technology eliminates the significant operating and construction costs associated with traditional installations. In addition to this significant advance in “green” energy, this innovative technology makes street lighting a possibility where electrical grids do not exist. The project has now moved to a prototype and testing phase.

Return on Innovation

  • Three jobs created
  • Five more projected by the end of 2012

OCE©2011 Last updated 11/2011