Frederick & Simon Inc. is pleased to announce the first Canadian installation of the Solar Energy Storage LED streetlight designed and manufactured by ClearWorld LLC of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Solar Storage LED streetlight is installed as a demonstration unit with Sifton Properties Ltd. at a site in Mississauga Ontario.
The revolutionary lights are designed to produce electricity via a photovoltaic panel that wraps around a standard light pole. The cylindrical panel houses a lithium ion battery and wireless control unit. The SMART lights have the capability to operate completely off grid thereby reducing electricity costs and reducing carbon footprint for the operators such as municipalities, property developers/owners and utility companies. As well, the lights have the capability to operate for 15 days in cloudy conditions, notify operators when there is a fault and generate electricity to feed back into the grid.
“Frederick & Simon Inc. is very pleased to have achieved this milestone today for ClearWorld and Sifton Properties. We look forward to bringing this innovative technology, which can significantly reduce municipal electricity costs and carbon footprint, to many more developers and municipalities in Canada” says Marc Sidhom, Cofounder of Frederick & Simon Inc. “For many municipalities, roadway lighting can represent as much as 40% of their electrical cost. This design is a game changer for municipal lighting; it’s robust, elegant, cost effective and, as the City Commissioner for the City of Miami recently said in reference to the ClearWorld product, “….it’s as simple as planting a tree, instead of making oxygen from the sun, it makes electricity.”
The Mississauga unit is intended to be the first of many units to be installed in Ontario and other provinces for SMART developments. This energy technology is closely aligned with the Ontario Energy Board's and the Ministry of Energy's effort to achieve additional energy conservation and demand management within the province of Ontario. This lighting solution is ideal for SMART development projects, conservation, cost reduction efforts, remote & off-grid locations such as parks, mining sites and for all municipal roadway or parking applications.
“We are very excited to be the first company in Canada to select this solar lighting solution for evaluation.” said Philip Masschelein, VP Neighbourhood Developments for Sifton Properties. “As leaders in the adoption of technologies suited for SMART residential and commercial developments; Sifton consistently demonstrates its commitment to SMART energy use. Our West 5 community under development in London is an example of this commitment and we are pleased to be involved in bringing this technology to the region.”
Frederick & Simon Inc. is a Burlington Ontario based consulting firm that specializes in new market development services and exclusively represents and distributes products and services to the Canadian market; namely for clients such as ClearWorld LLC.
Established in London, Ontario in 1923, Sifton Properties is a family-owned land development and property management company that has diversified its operations to include Neighborhood Developments, New Home Construction, Residential Rentals, Commercial Properties and Retirement Living.
ClearWorld LLC is an alternative energy systems provider that has developed RetroFlex: an innovative, patented solution combining photovoltaic solar panels and battery storage that can retrofit to roadway lighting systems. RetroFlex is both an on-grid and off-grid solution for a variety of customers ranging from municipalities to electric utilities to architects and designers. ClearWorld’s next generation renewable and energy efficiency technology eliminates upfront capital costs while reducing utility operating and maintenance costs over its 20 year life span.