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  • Software Start-Up Clir Aims To Increase Wind Farm Performance

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    Clir, a Vancouver-based renewable energy software start-up, has raised C$2.1 million in a seed-stage financing round.

  • Clir raised $2.1M in a seed-stage financing round!

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    Clir is a Vancouver-based software startup that gives renewable energy farms around the world the tools to increase their annual production by an average of 5%.

  • Clir Expands Global Footprint with New UK Office

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    Rapidly growing renewable energy software company looks forward to strong growth in Europe.

  • Canadians flush for EU push

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    Renewables software outfit Clir opens UK office after raising €1.4m.

  • Clir Welcomes John Hallett as Chief Technology Officer

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    25-year software and product management expert, John Hallett, takes a new position as the Chief Technology Officer for the renewable energy software company, Clir Renewables

  • Product Update: Wind Farm Owners Can Now Detect Leading Edge Erosion From Data Alone

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    Using proprietary advanced analytics and machine learning, renewable energy AI software company Clir can detect and quantify the impact of leading edge erosion on wind farms.

  • Product Update: Are Your Turbines Facing the Wind?

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    Yaw misalignment is causing significant production losses and is often ignored, Clir’s software allows owners to mitigate its effects.

  • Innovative Clir Renewables selected for clean technology funding

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    Vancouver based renewable energy software startup Clir Renewables announced as a recipient of funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

  • Do you have a Clir view of your assets’ life?

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    With an increased number of assets nearing the end of their life expectancy continued assessment of component health is imperative for strategic asset management. 

  • Tackling the biggest wind industry issues

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    Two years ago I left a brilliant company. For over ten years they had given me a life-changing opportunity to work on renewable energy projects all over the world from pre-construction all the way through to decommissioning. I can’t thank the company and people who I worked with enough for the incredible opportunity and experience.

  • Early action essential for a diverse working environment

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    Inclusion and diversity in the workplace have been a major topic of discussion in recent years. At Clir Renewables building an inclusive workplace for our team is a core value. 

  • Are your turbines feeling the cold?

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    Blade icing has a major impact on wind turbines but has historically been difficult to assess. Clir Renewables developed software to detect icing and reduce associated losses.

  • Is your wind turbine performance lost in the forest?

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    Turbulent wind inflows increase fatigue loads on wind turbines, lowering life expectancy, impacting performance and reducing annual energy production (AEP).

  • Have you validated your turbine upgrade plan?

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    As wind turbine design advances and existing fleets age, there is a case to be made for implementing system upgrades, but how do you know if it is worth the initial investment?

  • Simplify your GADS reporting

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    The compulsory GADS-W reporting can be a time-consuming and cumbersome task, however, advances in software capability can drastically reduce this to produce a one-click report.

  • Fighting “bro culture” in the tech sector

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    Last week our CEO Gareth joined Tyler Orton of Business in Vancouver on his podcast to discuss the issues surrounding hiring a team that reflects society as a whole, and avoiding ‘bro culture’.

  • Clir makes noise in France

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    VANCOUVER, BC: Canadian optimization software company, Clir Renewables has secured its first project in France following the recent opening of its first office in Europe. The client, a GW scale owner-operator in the region has chosen Clir to support optimizing the performance of their current wind portfolio.

  • Meet the team: Matthew Lynn

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    Matthew is our Director of Product, turning our ideas, and those of our clients, into reality.

  • Using machine learning to detect underperforming turbines

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    It’s not always clear if a turbine is underperforming, but machine learning can assist in finding out.

  • Putting learning into practice

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    With the number of online courses and coding bootcamps out there today, one might wonder how useful a computer science degree is, in an actual job.

  • Industry veteran, Ian Irvine, joins board of Clir Renewables

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    Clir Renewables is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Irvine to its Board of Directors.

  • A.I. and wind power: What wind operators should know

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    This week Clir Renewables CEO, Gareth Brown, is heard chatting to Michelle Froese on Wind Talk. In this podcast, they discuss A.I. and wind power.

  • Customer Success Team Profile

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    The key ingredient in the recipe for a successful business is a successful client. To achieve success you need a good product and excellent customer support.

  • Wind Engineer AI learns to detect turbine failures early

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    Replacing components in a wind turbine is a costly procedure, especially if required urgently; however, it can be avoided or planned for by on-going monitoring of temperatures.

  • Successful close to investment round for Clir Renewables

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    Clir Renewables secured a C$1.9m investment following discussions with multiple investors.

  • Treating I&D as a core area of the business

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    A quick internet search on inclusion and diversity will provide thousands of ideas on how to solve the tech industry’s issues with representation.

  • Clir Renewables makes awards shortlist

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    Clir Renewables shortlisted for start-up of the year at the European Wind Investment Awards.

  • Clir Renewables celebrates a successful first year in Europe

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    From one to fourteen clients in 12 months.

  • Do you know how severely derated your portfolio is?

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    Identifying derates on wind turbines can lead to AEP gains.

  • Clearing the Air through Renewables

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    In 1981, fossil fuels accounted for 81% of the world’s energy mix. By the end of the decade, consensus had formed around climate change. It was occurring, likely anthropogenic, and unsustainable to human civilization.

  • Teaching the machines to work for us

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    Artificial intelligence and machine learning are widely used to analyze vast amounts of data.

  • Clir Renewables secures C$7.1m Series A

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    Clir brings strategic venture partner to accelerate growth.

  • Clir Renewables scoops award win at the European Wind Investment Awards

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    Vancouver based software company secures Start-up of the Year title at European awards.

  • Clir invests in expanding AI capabilities for under-optimized wind industry, appoints Louisa Thue as CTO

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    Innovative wind asset optimization firm appoints former data and engineering VP to drive the expansion of Clir Renewables’ industry-leading AI capabilities.

  • Tackling data unknowns is vital for continued growth of offshore wind

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    Offshore wind can greatly reduce operations and maintenance costs and increase power output with a better understanding of asset performance.

  • Clir hits 6 GW milestone, tripling its global asset portfolio in a year

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    Leading wind farm optimization and monitoring firm sees significant growth across 2019, onboarding a number of key global asset owners as investor focus moves to performance and revenue certainty. 

  • ‘Marginal Gains’ continue to elude wind owners

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    Wind energy investors can greatly reduce operations and maintenance costs and increase power output with more active approaches to asset management.

  • Didier Frávega to target underperforming wind assets in Latin America

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    Clir expands AI-based asset performance optimization platform into growing markets with Argentina-based technical sales hire.

  • Clir optimizes performance of over 1 GW of European offshore wind

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    Offshore wind performance shortfall must be addressed through in-depth analysis.

  • Clir expands renewable energy expertise with new hire

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    Jacek Gromadzki joins Clir as Renewable Science Team Manager to advance innovative applications of optimization software.

  • Data to play key role in unlocking renewable energy investment post-pandemic

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    Performance validation will prove crucial to establishing renewable energy as the infrastructure investment of choice as fund managers look to stabilize portfolios

  • Clir brings clarity to solar with new app, calls for industry partners

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    Firm to roll out service, working directly with asset owners to provide clarity on solar farm performance.

  • Clir Renewables becomes a signatory of Equal by 30 campaign

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    Clir Renewables became a signatory of the Equal by 30 campaign today, 16 June 2020.

  • Detect the undetected with Clir’s new feature

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    Using peer-to-peer trending, Clir users can now detect changes in data that lead to false analysis.

  • Clir Renewables expands market presence in Spain with new senior appointment

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    Clir amps up outreach for market-leading asset performance optimization offering to the high potential Spanish wind and solar market

  • Clir Renewables secures C$1.7m debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank

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    Clir Renewables, the leading provider of performance assessment software for renewable energy, has secured a C$1.7m loan with Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors.

  • Introducing Clir to the solar industry

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    Clir Renewables has taken the decision to develop a solar solution utilizing the same core architecture and fundamentals as our existing wind platform.

  • Clir targets ‘culture of innovation’ across global renewable energy markets with new senior hire

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    Clir Renewables appoints Tim Reitsma as Director of People and Culture

  • Clir supports Elemental’s M&A activity with in-depth analysis of wind farm performance potential

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    Clir to assess turbine health, energy yield, and opportunities for maximizing generation ahead of wind project acquisition

  • Clir Renewables ranks no. 63 on the 2020 Startup List

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    Canadian Business unveils annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

  • Portfolio-wide turbine benchmarking crucial to tracking under-the-radar serial defects

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    Asset owners must learn from a recent run of publicized turbine defects, and benchmark their assets at a portfolio level to overcome missing data around serial faults

  • Clir achieves record project gains as investors increase focus on renewable asset performance

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    Renewable energy optimization firm drives performance increase of 25 GWh in Q3 as interest surges among fund managers including Northleaf Capital Partners looking to realize gains across wind and solar investments

  • Lake Turkana Wind Power Partners with Clir Renewables to Optimize Africa's Largest Wind Farm

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    Clir will provide Lake Turkana Wind Power with a full assessment of project performance and avenues for optimization

  • Clir passes 10 GW milestone, invests in offshore expansion with new senior hire

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    Bronwyn Sutton joins Clir as Offshore Principal as the business amplifies scope of offshore wind capabilities in 2021

  • Clir Shortlisted for Wind Investment Award

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    Clir Renewables has been shortlisted for the Technology Innovation Award at the second edition of the Wind Investment Awards.

  • Clir expands European team with senior sales hire for DACH region

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    Responding to substantial European growth, Clir Renewables appoints Thomas Rohbogner, formerly of Siemens Gamesa and Nordex Group, to lead expansion into the German speaking wind and solar market

  • Commitments are key for gender equality in the renewables industry

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    Clir commits to meet Equal by 30 targets for gender equality in pay, leadership, and opportunities in the clean energy sector by 2030

  • Clir Renewables secures CAD$27 million in Series B funding round

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    Clir Renewables secures significant capital investment from Longbow Capital, ArcTern Ventures, Active Impact Investments, CPP Investments, BDC Capital, and Tokio Marine HCC.