Grid-tie Solar Power Awnings Helps Commercial Property Reduce Energy Costs

Monday, August 20, 2007

Carmanah's Solar Power Systems Division, in conjunction with Terra Building Supply, "a provider of Earth-wise and human-friendly building solutions," has provided grid-tie solar power awnings to enhance the energy efficiency of a commercial building in McCall, Idaho.

These power-generating awnings, custom designed to be integrated directly into the building's existing architectural structure, will be installed over the main entrance way and windows to help reduce energy costs while providing an attractive and practical source of shade.

As electricity costs continue to rise, consumers are increasingly turning to energy-efficient strategies such as "building integrated photovoltaic" (BIPV) technology. BIPV refers to the incorporation of solar modules into the design of a building. This emerging technique allows builders, architects and designers to integrate solar components into a new or existing building to provide an additional source of electricity that is both uniquely attractive and energy efficient.

The State of Idaho and the Federal US government currently offer tax incentives and credits of up to 40% for the installation of a solar power system on homes or businesses, inspiring architects and building designers to incorporate BIPV and other solar power technology into their designs.

For more information on Carmanah's BIPV and solar power systems, visit or contact:

Industrial Sales

Power Systems Group

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Sean Burr

Worldwide: +1 (831)440-9313

Fax: +1 (831)440-9345

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.

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