Stand-Alone Solar Power Systems Monitor Natural Gas Pipeline in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Carmanah is shipping solar electric technology to Pakistan where the stand-alone solar power systems will help monitor conditions along several of the country's natural gas pipelines.

Thousands of miles of natural gas pipeline run through remote areas of Pakistan — much of it far from any source of reliable electrical power. For these areas, 90 units of Carmanah's fully integrated, pre-packaged 360 Watt off-grid solar power systems
will power the pipelines' natural gas monitoring and communications systems.

These systems are designed to provide 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. The RTUs can also provide local site control such as well shut-in, in the event of abnormal gas flow conditions.

Over the past 10 years, more than 80 units of Carmanah's stand-alone solar powered systems have been installed over hundreds of miles of pipeline in Pakistan, where they've proven to perform reliably for SCADA and RTU flow monitoring.

As an alternative to other stand-alone energy sources, the environmentally friendly solar electric systems — which come complete with wiring, batteries, enclosures and solar arrays — offers considerable advantages such as minimal installation costs, no fuel costs, and no scheduled maintenance 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 call toll-free at 1-877-722-8877.

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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