Clear Blue Wins Patent for Smart Off-Grid Dynamic Charging Technology

By Ken Briodagh February 20, 2020

Clear Blue Technologies has announced receiving its U.S. Patent for its Smart Off-Grid Dynamic Charging algorithms. These new algorithms reportedly deliver reliability and long system life through Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid performance.

Charging is the number one factor that affects system life and uptime reliability, Clear Blue said. Its users reportedly save money and time over the cost of connecting to the grid, but, the company said, shortened battery life can totally negate these benefits.

“Charging of batteries in a Solar Off-Grid system is a significant and unique challenge. As a result, traditional battery charging methods are unreliable and don’t work,” said John Tuerk, chief power officer, Clear Blue Technologies. “Timers, for example, won't work since the amount of energy from solar changes at any given time. Charge curves also become virtually useless.”

As batteries’ life extends, charging needs to change. Batteries can have shortened life spans due to overcharging, undercharging and partial charging. In an Off-Grid world, charging properly can be a challenge thanks to unpredictable inputs and too little visibility into the actual state of the battery.

“Clear Blue's Smart Off-Grid Dynamic Charging Patent is the solution to this problem. It provides the dynamic ability to adapt the charging profile driven by various factors including the ones mentioned here. This patented intellectual property enables Clear Blue to optimize battery charging based upon the specific application, differences in battery chemistry, unpredictable energy sources, and other environmental factors,” said Tuerk.

Energy-as-a-Service is a fast-growing business model within the power industry. This alternative to traditional, capital-intensive energy acquisition allows commercial and industrial customers to purchase an annual subscription for energy services.

Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

Related Articles

Real World Use Cases for Intelligent Edge Infrastructure

By: Ken Briodagh    4/26/2022

The Intelligent Edge is being integrated into nearly every industry and now that aging infrastructure is being updated all over the world, Intelligent…

Read More

Are Energy and Utility Companies in Position to Generate New Revenues through 5G Services with Existing Physical Infrastructure?

By: Matthew Vulpis    4/11/2022

The recent, rapid rise of digitalization has brought with it a vast number of devices and applications revolutionizing the way daily processes get don…

Read More

Telco Global Alliance Introduced at Mobile World Congress: Linux Foundation Unveils CAMARA

By: Juhi Fadia    2/28/2022

In a surprise move that had everyone buzzing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, the Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the GSMA, introd…

Read More

Supermicro Delivers Intelligent Edge

By: Maurice Nagle    2/17/2022

Supermicro announced the SuperEdge server, developed for environments demanding high-density compute and I/O in a small form factor. Optimized for Edg…

Read More

Industrial IoT Evolution at the Edge Picks Up the Pace with IOTech's Edge Xpert 2.1 Supporting EdgeXFoundry

By: Special Guest    2/3/2022

With the transformative influence of IoT innovation over various industries, there have been a plethora of new solutions pioneered that have evolved h…

Read More