May 3, 2011 -
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (May 3, 2011) Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce the sale of solar powered aviation lights for deployment at an airport in the Republic of Angola. The value of the contract is approximately $200,000 USD and is being coordinated by authorized Carmanah Distributor Infocontrol LDA out of Portugal.
Angola was a Portuguese overseas territory up until 1975, so the strong relationships that still exist between the two countries helped establish a connection for Infocontrol and the end customer. The airfield will be utilizing A704-5 wireless runway and threshold lights as well as A650 taxiway lights. To complete the airfield requirements the customer also will be implementing a Carmanah L806 solar powered windsock. The solar powered aviation lights are the perfect solution for the airfield, because in the area where it is located, reliable grid power is not available. Solar powered lights provide a stable lighting solution helping to maintain airfield operations late into the evening.
Infocontrol has been working on this project for quite some time, convincing the end customer of the value of using solar powered aviation lights as well as the industry leading quality of the Carmanah product line. The fact that thousands of Carmanah A704-5 and A650 lights are deployed around the world in a multitude of different environments was one of the factors that helped convince the customer to choose Carmanah.
Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO commented, “It is always great to see when we get our products deployed in yet another international country where they were not deployed before. In developing nations where the electrical grid infrastructure is either not mature, or not reliable, solar powered lighting offers an easily installed, stable and secure solution that airfield operators can count on to help them do their jobs. Each new installation also acts as a great reference in the area for other people to experience the benefits and performance of solar powered lighting.”
About Carmanah Technologies CorporationAs one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world’s harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
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