VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA â€“ Tuesday, June 5, 2007 – Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) today introduced a new milestone in electrical power convenience: EverGEN™ solar engines. Available in five models ranging from 10 to 80 watts in power, EverGEN solar engines are self contained, solar-powered energy sources that produce dependable, high-quality electricity anywhere there’s access to the sun.
Ideal for locations where grid-supplied electricity is unavailable or impractical, EverGEN solar engines can be installed in minutes, with minimal technical expertise, and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hard-wired connection. Unlike conventional solar-power systems, EverGEN solar engines are completely self-contained, with all components (including solar panels, battery systems, sensors and electronics) integrated within a sleek, compact and durable pole-mounted design.
According to Carmanah CEO Art Aylesworth, the EverGEN solar engines are well positioned to meet the changing needs of energy users across multiple industries. â€œOur customers want reliable, off-grid power, and they want it for a wide range of applications,â€ said Aylesworth. “Though this is an exciting new innovation, it’s a natural evolution for Carmanah, based on our extensive solar lighting experience, and our expanded capabilities in solar power systems. Using Carmanah technology, these compact, durable products can provide years of dependable, high quality, uninterrupted electricity â€” maintenance free, and without the monthly utility bill,” said Aylesworth.
Lights, Cameras and More…
EverGEN solar engines can power a range of third-party technologies â€” from lights and sensors to cameras, Wi-Fi hotspots and other low-voltage electronics. The advantages of a stand-alone power source are especially clear in locations where the best spot for a camera, sensor or area light may be impractical or impossible due to lack of access to grid power (for example, rural pathways, parks, parking lots, campuses, construction sites, marinas or remote airfields).
When paired with Carmanah’s line of LED luminaires, EverGEN solar engines become versatile, stand-alone lighting solutions. Carmanah’s industrial-grade LED luminaires provide a bright, focused output with minimal glare or spillover to surrounding areas, making them ideal for urban locations. As a combined solution with Carmanah’s growing line of LED luminaires, the EverGEN solar engines are among the most versatile, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly outdoor lighting solutions available.
Intelligent Energy Management
For areas with reduced access to sunlight, Carmanah’s patented MICROSOURCE® energy management system (EMS) automatically balances energy requirements with available resources, helping each solar engine to â€œlearnâ€ and adapt to its environment. With MICROSOURCE EMS, lighting characteristics such as automatic on/off times and default light output levels can also be customized for maximum efficiency, reliability and convenience.
For more information about Carmanah’s new EverGEN™ line of solar engines, visit: http://www.carmanah.com.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world’s premier suppliers of renewable and energy-efficient technologies, including solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems and equipment, and LED illuminated signage. From its global headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Carmanah oversees a network of branch offices and sales representatives across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.