Following pilot tests with solar powered illumination of bus stops in London, Canadian firm Carmanah Technologies Corporation has been awarded a £700,000 contract by Trueform Engineering to supply a minimum of 1,200 solar LED-illuminated bus stops. The units will be installed at bus stops in London between now and March 2006.
"Carmanah is extremely proud to be selected as Trueform's technology partner for London Buses' solar illuminated bus stop project," said Carmanah's CEO, Art Aylesworth.
"Due to the high profile of this project and the difficult solar environment in London, the technology development and selection process was the most rigorous that Carmanah has ever experienced and took nearly four years to complete."
Carmanah has been involved with the London solar stop initiative from the outset, including the delivery of the first prototypes in autumn 2001 and a subsequent series of successful field trials. "We are excited to be involved in this visionary project initiated by a world-class city such as London. We look forward to the installation of the first 1200 units in the months ahead and ensuring this is a showcase project for the City of London and Carmanah's solar LED technology," said Aylesworth.
Form more information about Carmanah, contact Michelle Walsh on 020 8323 8509.