Carmanah Provides Stand-Alone Solar Power System for Regulating Pipeline Maintenance

July 31, 2006
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Carmanah’s Power Systems Group has supplied Argus Machine Co. Ltd., a Canadian-owned company that provides quality products for the oil and gas industry, with a specialized 50 watt MAPPS modular solar power system.

For an 11-week period each Spring, there is a Caribou run in parts of North Alberta. As per environment regulations, no humans are allowed into these regions while the herds of caribou are moving.

In order to maintain and improve flow through the pipe lines during this time, Husky Oil installed an automated 6″ 300 ANSI Class Argus Multi-Launcher with 11 barrel pigs. Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power system will be used to power timers that activate the pigging process. The system includes a custom SPEC PC controller with a timing program written specifically for Argus’ requirements. Based on this successful installation, Argus also foresees more installations of Carmanah’s MAPPS systems to regulate pipeline maintenance during the winter months.

Solar power is an ideal solution to safely and reliably generate electricity to power remote security systems. Carmanah’s MAPPS systems are the only 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 can be approved for Class I, DIV. II hazardous locations. As Carmanah’s 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 MAPPS Systems in general, visit or contact:

Greg Clark

Power Systems Group

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-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 Venture Exchange under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit