Carmanah to Supply Solar Grid-Tie System for Ecological Reserve

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Carmanah's Power Systems Group is supplying Pearson College's Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, located 11 nautical miles from Victoria, British Columbia, with a customized 7 kW solar grid-tie system. This grid-tie system will be installed on the rooftop of the Ecological Reserve Lighthouse Energy Centre to assist the existing tidal generator to replace diesel power.

Pearson College, one of 12 United World Colleges (UWCs) located on five continents, received a grant from the Ministry of Mines and Energy in 2006 for the installation of solar panels to add to their integrated energy system at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Carmanah's solar power system will contribute 7 kW of power to level the charging capacity of the lighthouse's tidal generator, battery banks and power inverters.

About Carmanah's Solar Grid-Tie Systems

Carmanah's grid-tie solar power systems are designed and installed on residential and commercial buildings and connected to the electrical grid. They supply a portion of the electricity required to run the site.

Using solar energy reduces dependency on the electrical utility and lowers monthly power bills. During the day, electricity generated by the solar power system is fed into the building, offsetting the amount of power being drawn from the grid. In a concept known as net metering, any excess power is fed back to the power utility to be used by someone else, resulting in a power credit.

For more information on this project or Carmanah's solar grid-tie solutions in general, visit www.spsenergy.com or contact:

Andrew Lee

Business Development Manager

Solar Power Systems Group

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Toll-free: 1-877-722-8877 (US & Canada)

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

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Web Sites: www.carmanah.com | www.spsenergy.com

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 power systems & equipment, solar-powered LED lighting 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.