San Diego Vehicle Detection Systems Use Stand Alone Solar Power

October 26, 2007
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Carmanah’s stand alone solar power technology is providing a cost-effective power source for Sensys Networks vehicle detection systems in the San Diego area.

Used to collect data on traffic flow and efficiency, potential safety concerns, and infrastructure improvements, wireless vehicle detection systems are an important component of effective traffic management. Vehicle detection systems provide real time measurements of statistics such as traffic flow, volume and speed. These important numbers are often used for the statistical analysis that governs roadway upgrades and infrastructure improvements.

This particular vehicle detection system uses wireless sensors and interfaces to gather, organize, analyze, and process parking information from off-street parking facilities, and then distributes the information to drivers and local organizations in a convenient, easy-to-use manner.

Carmanah’s stand alone solar power systems were chosen for this particular application due to their ease of installation and low cost operation. With no trenching, cabling or wiring required, Carmanah’s solar power systems avoid extensive power start and installation permits required by conventional hardwired methods. This allows wireless vehicle detection systems to be placed in any location without the hassle of extensive installation procedures.

With no scheduled maintenance for up to five years and no ongoing electrical bills, Carmanah’s stand alone solar power systems also offer significant cost and time saving advantages.

This pilot project is expected to result in additional wireless vehicle detection systems being powered by Carmanah’s stand alone solar power technology.

For more on Carmanah’s solar power solutions for roadways, contact:

Roadway Lighting Division

Toll-free: 1-877-722-8877 (USA and Canada)

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040


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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.

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