Carmanah Supplies Alberta's FireNet with Solar Power System Expansion Equipment

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Carmanah's Power Systems Group has received an order for solar system expansion equipment to be installed at the Moose Mountain and Barrier Mountain FireNet locations in Alberta, Canada.

This order follows a larger project in 2002, when Carmanah's Power Systems Group designed and supplied complete solar system solutions to power 91 communications network sites, known as "FireNet" systems. All FireNet sites are located in remote mountain regions and are operated by the Government of Alberta's Forest Protection Division. Carmanah's solar power systems currently provide power to all the remote base stations and mountain top sites. As these satellite-based, wide-area radio communications sites are not easily accessible, low-maintenance, reliable solutions were required.

The expansion equipment ordered includes 13 Evergreen 102 watt modules, Carmanah-manufactured aluminum mounting structures, Carmanah's proprietary LC-8 Breaker Load Centres and all installation accessories. The equipment for these FireNet installations are designed to endure harsh weather and climates. Evergreen's EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) and Tedlar™ construction will protect the solar cells from mechanical and environmental stress and Carmanah's custom anodized aluminum frame will ensure a stable, durable mechanical mounting structure.

For nearly 20 years, Carmanah's Power Systems Group has worked with clients looking to install solar systems for commercial and industrial applications. Carmanah's Power Systems Group has become a specialist in remote power, with more than 80,000 solar systems installed in some of the most environmentally challenging locations on Earth. Due to the technical and often customized needs of its commercial and industrial clients, Carmanah has a team of in-house specialists dedicated to system design, implementation and long-term customer satisfaction.

For more information on this project or Carmanah’s solar power systems in general, please visit or contact:

Greg Clark

Industrial Sales Manager

Power Systems Group

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

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About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies that fundamentally change the way its customers operate. 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.

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