Carmanah to Provide City of Tempe with Solar-Powered Bus Shelter Lighting

March 6, 2006
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Carmanah is pleased to announce it has been awarded a one year contract from the City of Tempe, Arizona to supply up to 40 of its i-SHELTER™ solar-powered LED lighting systems. These units will be installed on the City’s new ‘mini’ bus shelter roll-out. Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lighting systems are an economical and environmentally friendly lighting solution that require no hard-wiring and zero maintenance.

With nearly 8 million boardings a year, the City of Tempe’s transit service, Tempe Transit, accommodates the City’s population of nearly 200,000 residents. The City of Tempe chose Carmanah’s i-SHELTER™ systems for their economical, integrated, low-profile and vandal-resistant designs.

This order follows a previous order of 40 i-SHELTER™ lighting systems that were successfully deployed in the fall of 2005. The City of Tempe had trialed several other solar lighting systems for their transit system over the past decade, but found Carmanah’s technology to be the most reliable and Carmanah to be the most responsive manufacturer. Carmanah has worked closely with City of Tempe staff to deliver an aesthetically-pleasing and reliable solar LED lighting system to meet their specific requirements.

About the i-SHELTER™ Solar-Powered Bus Shelter

Carmanah’s proprietary i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting system is the most advanced solar shelter lighting technology in the industry. Using Carmanah’s field-proven MICROSOURCE® energy management system, the i-SHELTER™ system is an extremely reliable, cost-effective, and high performance lighting solution that can be installed quickly to new or existing shelters without the need for trenching, cabling or grid power hookups. The i-SHELTER™ lighting systems are designed to operate without scheduled servicing for up to 5 years.

For more information about Carmanah’s unique transit shelter and bus stop lighting solutions, please visit or contact:

United States & Canada & International

Marion Randell

#4 – 203 Harbour Road

Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 3S2

Toll-Free: 1-877-722-8877

Phone: (250) 380-0052

Fax: (250) 389-0040

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