South American Oil and Gas Company Selects Carmanah for Solar Helipad Landing Lights

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (May 17, 2011) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce the sale of solar powered helipad kits including solar powered A705-4 helipad and approach lights and wind cones for helipad lighting to a dominant oil and gas producer in South America in a deal worth approximately $150,000.

This project represents a perfect situation where solar powered aviation lighting solves a critical business issue for the customer. The oil and gas producer had a unique situation in that many of their helicopter landing pads are located in remote areas. Without reliable electric power nearby, operations were being limited to the amount of daylight available to safely land helicopters, often of which were delivering supplies or important personnel. With the Carmanah A704-5 solar powered aviation lights and wind cones, the oil and gas producer can now fly at any time.

The A704-5 aviation lights offer significant competitive benefits over other products on the market. According to recommendations by the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization, the A704-5 meets the photometric output intensities required for helipad touch down and lift-off area perimeter lights, unlike other comparable products. In wireless mode, the intensity of the A704-5 lights can be instantaneously controlled from either the ground crew or on-the-fly by the helicopter pilot using ARCAL (Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lighting), providing a critical safety-of-flight factor. Another important differentiator is the A704-5 has the widest vertical angle of divergence for light distribution in its class which can be crucial to the safety of the aircraft, the crew and the ground personnel in steep helicopter approaches angles.

Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO, said, “Carmanah has been the leader in selling solar powered safety lights for over 10 years. This sale reinforces the trust organizations have in our technology and provides another industry example of how Carmanah solar powered lights can help improve safety and operational effectiveness.”

The project was developed by Carmanah authorized distributor, LGT Solar.

 

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About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world's harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. 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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Investor Relations: Roland Sartorius

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