Carmanah Receives Ongoing Contract for Proprietary Extreme Batteries with the US Federal Government

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Carmanah's Solar Power Systems Group has received an ongoing contract from the US Federal Government for its proprietary "Extreme" brand 12-volt, 112 amp/hour gel batteries. These high quality, maintenance-free batteries are being installed in remote heavy snow management areas of the US Rocky Mountains to provide reliable power for communications and emergency signals. Carmanah's Extreme batteries were selected by the US Federal Government because of their proven performance over other batteries tested in the field.

Carmanah's Extreme batteries are maintenance-free, absorbed glass mat batteries that provide excellent cycling ability in a sealed, spill-proof package. Thousands of Extreme batteries are installed around the world in all types of environmental conditions, and they have proven to be exceptionally reliable and resilient under cold temperatures. With a porous envelope to hold the electrolyte against the cell plates, gases can't escape, Extremes are also well-suited for warm temperature applications.

Carmanah's Extreme batteries are ideal for telecommunication sites and remote data collection equipment, as well as UPS and SCADA systems, switch gear and other stand-by applications.

For more information on this project or Carmanah's Extreme batteries in general, please visit www.spsenergy.com or contact:

Doug Broach

Industrial & Government Sales

Power Systems Group

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Toll-free: 1-800-685-7940 (USA & Canada)

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About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies. The Company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED-illuminated signage.

Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has branch offices and/or sales representation in 11 cities across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world's premier suppliers of energy-efficient products.

The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com.