Nunavut Weather Station Upgrades with Carmanah Solar Power Technology

Friday, July 27, 2007

A remote weather station in the Canadian territory of Nunavut is using solar power technology to support its communications link with the rest of the world.

Located on Baffin Island, just outside the Arctic Circle, the Pangnirtung Weather Station has installed a Carmanah solar power system provided by New Brunswick-based Approach Navigation Systems Inc.

Installed just outside the small community of Pangnirtung, the weather station records data such as temperature, cloud cover and wind speed, and then transmits this information to meteorologists at the Arctic Weather Centre in Edmonton. Due to its remote location, the station needed an onsite power source to run a small repeater site that could help increase the relay signal.

A stand-alone solar power system was the ideal solution. Carmanah provides integrated, turnkey solar power systems specifically designed for remote industrial applications; in fact, this technology can even be approved for Class I, DIV. II hazardous locations.

While providing a reliable source of power wherever it's needed, Carmanah's solar power technology can support a variety of applications:

  • Video surveillance
  • Pipeline monitors
  • Security lighting
  • Remote communications
  • Perimeter security
  • Water resource security
  • Construction sites
  • Motion sensors
  • Emergency calls

Thousands of Carmanah solar power systems have been deployed worldwide over the past 15 years. Field proven to endure the extremely harsh environments found at many remote locations, Carmanah solar power systems are shipped as complete, easy-to-assemble kits that can be installed quickly with minimal technical expertise.

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Industrial and Government Sales

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Rich Wayte

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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 power systems and 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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