Carmanah Supplies Remote Solar Power Systems for Automated Gate Entrances in Ontario

April 13, 2007
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Carmanah’s Power Systems Group has recently supplied a number of its proprietary MAPPS remote solar power systems to an Ontario-based fencing manufacturer and installer. These remote solar power systems are scheduled for installation in a rural area just outside of Sarnia, Ontario for the purpose of driving remotely-activated gates for vehicle entry and exit.

The rural location of the installations made grid-based power impractical from a cost standpoint. In addition, the cost of Carmanah’s portion of the entire automated gate system did not dramatically impact the bottom line nor total cost of ownership.

Carmanah solar power professionals worked closely with the fencing company to analyze the daily usage of the gating systems and, based on the solar insolation values in southern Ontario, determine the correct remote solar power systems that would be cost-effective while providing year-round power reliability.

Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems are the only integrated, turnkey 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 remotely-activated gate application 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 solar power systems in general, please visit or contact:

Industrial and Government Sales

Power Systems Group

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Richard Thorne

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

Worldwide: +1 (831) 440-9313

Fax: +1 (831) 440-9345


Ron Mantay

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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