Carmanah Provides Solar Power Systems for Traffic Flow Monitoring in Florida

March 27, 2007
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Carmanah’s Power Systems Group has received an order for several units of its stand-alone fully-integrated MAPPS solar power systems from a Florida State roadways contracting company. These solar power systems will be deployed along Florida’s Interstate Highways to operate remote sensing equipment that measure traffic flow.

Data gathered from the monitoring equipment along the highway is available in real time on, a website that offers drivers free, personalized traffic flow information via email, text message, or phone alerts so they can plan their trips accordingly.

Typically, traffic flow monitoring systems are powered by hard-wired systems, however, this means that installations must be in a location where it is possible and cost effective to connect to the grid. By using Carmanah’s stand-alone MAPPS solar power systems, the contractor can install monitoring equipment wherever it is most effective.

Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems are the only integrated, turnkey systems currently available that have been specifically designed for remote industrial applications. In fact, they can even be approved for Class I, DIV. II hazardous locations. In addition to powering the traffic flow monitoring equipment above, MAPPS solar power systems are an ideal, reliable remote power solution for applications such as:

– Video surveillance

– Homeland security

– Pipeline monitors

– Security Lighting

– Remote Communications   

– Perimeter Security

– Water Resource Security

– Construction Sites

– Motion Sensing

– Emergency Calls

Thousands of Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems have been deployed worldwide over the past 15 years. They are field-proven to endure the extremely harsh environments found at many remote locations. As MAPPS systems are shipped as complete, easy-to-assemble kits, they can be installed quickly with minimal technical expertise. For more information on this project or Carmanah’s solar power systems in general, please visit or contact:

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Carmanah Technologies Corporation

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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.

The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit