VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (May 4, 2010) -- A power generating facility in the United States is illuminating its perimeter fencing with $1 million (USD) of solar-powered LED streetlights provided by Carmanah Technologies. The Southwestern power generating facility, which serves the electrical power needs of approximately four million people in several states, made the decision to incorporate the Carmanah EverGEN™ 1530 solar LED lighting systems as a security improvement to facility grounds. The new solar lights were selected to help underscore the power company's commitment to renewable energies and sustainable business practices while presenting an economical alternative to traditional grid-powered lighting systems. Including time and installation costs, the utility company anticipates saving an estimated $2 million (USD).
"This is the second power generating station in the US to install Carmanah EverGEN solar LED lighting technology," said Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO. "It is clear that the independent nature of the Carmanah EverGEN lends unique benefits to power stations especially as it pertains to the security requirements that are in place to ensure that in the unlikely event of power failure, lighting and other emergency systems continue to function. Solar LED perimeter lighting ensures continuity of service and security, independent of the grid system."
The stand-alone EverGEN 1530 solar LED light is designed specifically for industrial-scale applications such as parking lot and perimeter lighting. Featuring the LEDway™ LED lighting fixture by BetaLED™, the EverGEN 1530 solar-powered lights deliver unusually high performance and uniform distribution, and operate in accordance with Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) guidelines. In an effort to preserve the region's nighttime sky for residents and visitors, a "dark-sky" friendly full-cutoff fixture design ensures each EverGEN 1530 delivers light on the ground while reducing or eliminating 'sky glow'.
Carmanah will be showcasing its solar LED lighting technology at LIGHTFAIR 2010. EverGEN 1500-series solar LED lights are available now from Carmanah Technologies. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Since 1996, Carmanah has been engineering some of the most advanced solar LED lighting on the market. With over 300,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah technology has been put to the test in virtually every environment on Earth. Featuring a patented energy management system that provides enhanced autonomy and system performance, reliable off-grid lighting is something Carmanah is known for. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH". Carmanah is backed by a worldwide network of lighting professionals, for more information visit www.carmanah.com.
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