Carmanah Provides Solar Power Systems to US Army in Kuwait

March 26, 2007
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Carmanah’s Power Systems Group has received an order for an initial 39 units of its stand-alone, fully-integrated MAPPS solar power systems to be installed at the US Army Base, Camp Arifjan, in Kuwait. These systems will be used by a defense contractor to power radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers to track inventory at the base. In addition to this order, Carmanah has negotiated an ongoing supply contract for future MAPPS solar power systems, as required.

RFID, an automatic identification method, relies on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders, and have become and essential part of modern military supply chain operations. Because of the sensitivity of the equipment, these readers require a reliable and continuous power source. When the customer discovered the complex bureaucracy involved in securing power from the local utility company, as well as the reality of unreliable and intermittent service, it contacted Carmanah to explore solar power as an alternative solution.

Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems are the only integrated, turnkey solar power 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 RFID tracking system mentioned above, Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems are also an ideal stand-alone 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 around the world over the past 15 years. They are field-proven to endure the extremely harsh environments found at many remote locations. As they are shipped as complete, easy-to-assemble kits, MAPPS systems can be installed quickly with minimal technical expertise. For more information on this project or Carmanah’s solar power solutions in general, please visit or contact:

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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.

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