Carmanah Provides Stand-Alone Solar Power Systems to California Electric Service Provider

May 25, 2007
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Carmanah’s Solar Power Systems Group has received an order from Southern California Edison for 50 units of its proprietary MAPPS™ stand-alone solar power systems. Scheduled for deployment in June 2007, the MAPPS systems will be used to power radio communication sites in remote locations across Southern California.

For over 15 years, Southern California Edison, a provider of reliable electric service that includes alternate and renewable energy for a variety of resources, has installed hundreds of Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems to provide power for radios along high voltage transmission lines across Southern California. Because Carmanah’s MAPPS systems are completely self-sufficient, sealed, pre-assembled and simple-to-install units, they prove to be the most cost-effective means of powering Southern California Edison’s remote radios. The radios transmit information regarding the power lines status, increasing the reliability of the utilities power infrastructure. The MAPPS systems are modified so the customer can easily install their radios inside the battery/control compartment minimizing the installation time in difficult to reach, remote locations.

About Carmanah’s MAPPS Solar Power

Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems are integrated, turnkey systems, specifically designed for remote industrial applications. They are the only solar power systems available with certification for Class I, DIV. II hazardous locations. In addition to powering the remote communication sites 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 MAPPS remote solar power systems in general, visit or contact:

Industrial and Government Sales

Power Systems Group

Carmanah Technologies Corporation |


Call toll-free at 1-877-722-8877.


Rich Wayte

Industrial Canada – West, YT, NT

Toll-free: 1 877 722-8877 Ext. 8576

Worldwide: +1 778 371-8880

Fax: +1 604 431-7331

Richard Thorne

Industrial Canada – East

Toll-free: 1-877-722-8877

Worldwide: +1 (613) 277-4881   

Fax: +1 (613) 226-6913

Ron Mantay

Commercial Grid Tie – Ontario

Toll-free: 1-888-300-3037

Worldwide: +1 (647) 501-6170

Fax: +1 (705) 737-0237

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