Carmanah Supplies MAPPS Solar Power System to Canada's Ministry of Environment

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Carmanah MAPPS Solar Power System.
Carmanah MAPPS solar power system supplied to the Ministry of Environment.

Carmanah's Solar Power Systems Division has recently supplied a customized MAPPS solar power system to Canada's Ministry of Environment (MOE) for an air pollution monitoring pilot project.

The trial MOE Air Pollution Monitoring System is currently installed in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, but is a non-fixed installation and can be relocated as required.

MOE elected to use Carmanah MAPPS solar power system so that the installation can operate autonomously; it is easy to assemble and disassemble and there will be no ongoing power costs as part of the project. The MAPPS used provides 75W of continuous power for the monitoring equipment. A review of the pilot project is scheduled for the Spring of 2007, which will cover the cost of each installation, maintenance, any vandalism, as well as overall performance.

About Carmanah's MAPPS Solar Power Systems

Carmanah's MAPPS solar power systems are shipped as complete, easy-to-assemble kits that can be installed quickly with minimal technical expertise. They are the only complete stand-alone solar power systems available that are specifically designed for remote industrial applications; in fact, Carmanah's MAPPS systems can be approved for Class I, DIV. II hazardous locations (UL Pending).

Thousands of Carmanah MAPPS solar power systems have been deployed worldwide over the past 15 years. From remote mountain tops to deserts in the Middle East, they are field-proven to provide reliable, cost-effective power even in harsh environmental conditions and extreme temperatures.

For more information about this project or Carmanah's solar power solutions in general, visit or contact:

Richard Thorne

Business Development Manager

Solar 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. 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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