Carmanah Supplies Solar Power Systems for Gas Detection Units Deployed Throughout Alberta, Canada

Monday, April 17, 2006

Carmanah's Solar Power Systems Group has been contracted by a gas compression company based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to supply up to 70 integrated solar power systems for powering gas detection equipment at various locations throughout the province.

Each custom solar power system supplied by Carmanah comprises a solar array with pole mount, charge controller, 100Ahr batteries, enclosure and cabling. The system will be powering a gas detection unit, which is a safety device that closes down a gas valve and turns off the compressor engine at a gas well in case of a leak.

As Carmanah's solar power system are completely independent of any other energy sources at the site, it is the ideal solution for powering this safety device. The gas compression company placed an initial order for 20 systems in mid-February and an additional order for 50 more systems is anticipated before the summer.

Thousands of Carmanah's solar power systems are currently operating reliably in alpine, coastal and desert environments worldwide - a field-proven testiment to the durability and dependability of Carmanah's solar power technology. These systems require very little ongoing maintenance and are designed for long-term operation in the field under the harsh conditions and extreme temperatures.

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

Zoltan Farkas

Oil & Gas Industrial Sales

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.

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