Carmanah Provides Solar Power for Video Surveillance Cameras in California

April 27, 2006
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Carmanah’s Solar Power Systems Group has established an ongoing supply contract with Wireless Eye, Inc. for its proprietary 320-watt MAPPS (Modular Autonomous Photovoltaic Power Supply) Systems. These solar-powered systems will be installed at locations in Central California to run wireless security cameras at new home construction sites.

Wireless Eye, owned by telcom tower manufacturer US Tower Corporation of Woodlake CA, produces a patent-pending, solar-powered wireless and secure video surveillance camera system for construction, agricultural and asset site security. For these particular installations, the security cameras, which are monitored remotely via a web site, are mounted on a 60-foot pole to overlook major new home construction sites that have been plagued with theft.

Solar power is the most cost-effective means of remotely powering low-wattage wireless cameras for security systems. Wireless Eye chose Carmanah’s MAPPS systems because of their integrated design and reputation for reliability. Carmanah’s MAPPS systems are shipped as complete, easy-to-assemble units and dramatically decrease the cost of installation. Carmanah’s MAPPS systems are complete stand-alone solar electric systems available that are specifically designed for remote industrial applications. Thousands of Carmanah MAPPS systems have been deployed worldwide over the past 15 years. These systems are field-proven to endure the extremely harsh environments found at many remote locations. In fact, Carmanah’s MAPPS systems are the only solar power systems designed for oil and gas applications that are approved for Class I, DIV. II hazardous locations (UL Pending).

To further increase system efficiency and minimize solar array size, Carmanah’s MAPPS systems will also be fitted with MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) controllers. These controllers are designed to increase winter performance by 25%.

For more information on this project or Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems in general, please visit or contact:

Scott Williams

Power Systems Group

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Toll-free: 1-800-635-7497 (USA & Canada)

Worldwide: +1 (831) 440-9313

Fax: +1 (831) 440-9345


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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-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment 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 under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit