VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (February 2, 2010) - Docks and wharfs throughout French Polynesia are now being illuminated with EverGEN™ solar LED lighting from Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH). This unique installation is the result of a government initiative to increase safety and security and significantly reduce operational costs at key marine facilities throughout the Polynesian Islands.
Providing illumination for both commercial shipping and local fishing activities, over 100 EverGEN solar LED lights will be installed in remote locales that have been without lighting until now. The systems are also replacing existing solar lighting units in other areas. The installation of Carmanah technology was motivated by a desire to improve the safety and security of facility operations with a flexible and reliable lighting solution. Carmanah's extensive experience with solar LED technology, along with a continued investment in research and development efforts provided the customer with confidence in the performance and continued reliability of the EverGEN systems.
"It is thrilling to see our EverGEN solar LED lighting chosen for an installation that covers such a widespread geographic region," said Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO. "The confidence in our solar LED lighting systems and the progress of the technology is becoming very obvious as Carmanah is chosen more and more often to satisfy large installation requirements such as this."
Provided through authorized Carmanah partner, Yune Tung S.A. the EverGEN solar lighting systems feature dark-sky friendly LED fixtures by RUUD Lighting. In addition to bright, focused light output, the fixtures will provide the sites with environmentally sensitive illumination by reducing light pollution. In combination with the solar-powered technology of the lights, the LED fixtures will provide for a significant reduction in maintenance costs, improve the reliability of illumination in remote locations and increase the security of those doing business at key marine facilities throughout the Polynesian Islands.
The Carmanah EverGEN series is available now from Carmanah Technologies. For more information on solar LED lighting, 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 carmanah.com.
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