ClearWorld was invited to speak to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at LSU to discuss the evolution of the digital age, connected devices and infrastructure. Founder and CEO, Larry Tittle, enjoyed this unique opportunity to share his enthusiasm and passion for our rapidly changing landscape of modern infrastructure.  ClearWorld’s solution is helping lay the groundwork in these exciting times. “By 2020 there will be 20 billion Internet-connected devices in the world, according to a report by market research company Gartner. As the Internet of Things (IoT) era develops, and devices become smaller, more accurate and more relevant to a wider range of sectors, there is an opportunity for civil engineering to drive greater operational efficiencies as a result of increased access to real-time data.” as known as smart city infrastructure.

Builders and contractors understand the objectives of smart city planners and designers when undertaking any project related to a smart initiative. Unlike traditional contracting jobs, work undertaken on behalf of a smart city project must be designed with a bigger picture in mind, rather than as an isolated task. The entire premise of smart cities is built on interconnectivity and, as a result, the traditional method of managing building projects individually must be reassessed.

Whether it is more efficient energy distribution or faster public transport links, in the eyes of its citizens, city infrastructure will always have room for improvement. Smart technology is already allowing for impressive changes to regions around the world, including automated LED street lighting in Oslo, smart parking schemes in San Francisco and London’s bid to tackle traffic congestion using smart technology.

Our flexible solar panels are part of the IoT and allow for creative applications such as smart parking, increased security with remote camera monitoring, and infrastructure for public WiFi expansion. ClearWorld’s RetroFlex panels are helping to improve safety and resiliency in their many applications. With a battery capable of storing 8 days of off-grid power, we are bringing solutions to rural and low-income residents. Without this inventive technology and smart city applications, many of the residents of rural areas would not have access to the energy storage that they rely on daily. By using our smart grid application, these residents who typically have to live with unstable electric power may finally secure the stability they need and deserve.