Toronto Fire Hall "Goes Green" with Carmanah Solar Power System

Friday, August 3, 2007

As part of a pilot energy-conservation project, a fire hall in heart of downtown Toronto has installed a rooftop grid tie solar power system from Carmanah. Carmanah's Solar Power Systems Group received the order for the solar power system from MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd., a Canadian Energy Services Company (ESCO) specializing in sustainable building design.

The turnkey 3.5kW grid tie solar-power system was installed at Fire Hall #334, and is expected to generate a portion of the fire hall's electricity to help reduce the building's overall energy costs. This particular project will also help to demonstrate the effectiveness of grid tie solar power systems within urban areas.

When connected to the electrical grid, solar power systems can supply a facility with a portion of the power required to run the site. Using solar energy reduces dependency on the electrical utility and lowers monthly power bills. During the day, electricity generated by the solar power system is fed into the building, offsetting the amount of power being drawn from the grid. Any excess power is fed back to the utility, resulting in a power credit, for additional savings.

For more information on Carmanah's grid tie solar power systems, visit or contact:

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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.

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