TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (May 14, 2013) In two separate commercial rooftop solar projects valued at approximately $2.0M, Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) was awarded to design and build roof mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that will deliver a total of 500kW of renewable energy for the province of Ontario. The solar PV systems, being installed on commercial rooftops in Chatham-Kent and Ottawa, Ontario, have been funded by the Ontario Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. Carmanah is an active Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) specialist in the program, and has been awarded more than 20 contracts since the FIT program’s inception in 2010.
According to the Ontario Ministry of Energy, the Ontario Feed-in Tariff program was launched to encourage the development of renewable energy technology, attract investment and create new clean energy jobs in Ontario. The program is helping Ontario meet its goals for improving air quality and phasing out coal-fired generation by the end of 2014.
Under the funding program, Carmanah’s customized solutions have supported multiple projects from several large scale solar generating businesses. Recent projects include BrightRoof Solar’s Industrial Building, PowerStream Solar’s Mount Joy Community Centre and Toronto Hydro installations at McGregor, Mimico and York Mills Arenas.
Carmanah has executed more than 70 rooftop solar PV projects across Canada and was the recipient twice for Solar PV Project of the Year by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) for Horse Palace at Exhibition Place in Toronto, ON and Jean Canfield Building in Charlottetown, PE. Carmanah will be attending CanSIA’s Solar Ontario 2013 show, May 29-30th, 2013.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH)
Carmanah Technologies Corporation is a global provider of renewable and energy-efficient technologies. From its headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and office in Toronto, Ontario, the company’s EPC Services group oversees the design, supply, and installation of solar photovoltaic systems for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. As one of the most trusted EPC contractors in Canada, Carmanah has installed more than 70 grid connected solar power systems in Canada, including the Dr. David Suzuki Public School, and the Jean Canfield Government Building in Prince Edward Island — named Canada's 2008 Solar Project of the Year by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
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