Solar Electric System Helps Monitor Natural Gas Pipeline

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A solar electric system is helping an energy services company track conditions along its natural-gas pipeline.

Located far from a convenient source of grid-based electrical power, the pipeline needed a power source to run its monitoring and communications equipment. To ensure a reliable supply of high-quality power, the energy services firm worked with a local electrical distributor to install a stand-alone solar electric power system from Carmanah Technologies Corporation. The pre-packaged Off-Grid Solar Power System used for this project is a 330-watt fully integrated solar electric system including wiring, battery, equipment enclosure and solar array.

In this application, the solar electric system provides power for a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) network of RTU (remote terminal unit) equipment that monitors flow rates along the natural gas pipeline.

As an alternative to other stand-alone energy sources, the environmentally friendly solar electric system offers considerable advantages, including minimal installation costs, no fuel costs, and no scheduled maintenance required for up to five years.

In addition to pipeline monitoring applications, Carmanah's integrated, turnkey solar power systems can support a variety of applications:

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

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

Industrial Sales

Power Systems Group

Carmanah Technologies Corporation
www.solarforindustry.com|www.carmanah.com

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.

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