Ontario Ministry of Transportation Installs Solar Grid-Tie System from Carmanah

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Electromega, a provider of integrated solutions for manufacturers of specialized roadway equipment, has chosen a complete turnkey solar grid-tie system from Carmanah Technologies Corporation.

The grid-tie system, comprised of twenty Evergreen 115 watt solar modules, a 2.5 kW Xantrex grid tie inverter, and module top-of-pole mounts, was installed along Queen Elizabeth Way, near Fort Erie, Ontario, for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO).

The purpose of this grid-tie system is to power a single-person workstation at an Ontario MTO weigh-scale station, which, in the past, has always been powered by the utility. The load demand for this particular application is relatively low, therefore the goal of this grid-tie system is to bring the workstation as close to a ‘net zero' classification as possible, meaning the building would have a net energy consumption of zero over a typical year.

About Carmanah's solar grid-tie systems

Grid-tie solar electric systems with some form of net metering program are the fastest growing segment of the solar market worldwide. With net metering programs now approved in most of the U.S. states and huge installation programs in Germany and Japan, thousands of business and homeowners are now experiencing the benefits of solar electricity.

For more information on Carmanah's solar power systems, visit www.solarforindustry.com or contact:

Industrial and Government Sales

Power Systems Group

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

www.solarforindustry.com | www.carmanah.com

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 & 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 Toronto Stock 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.