VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (June 18, 2009) Marsh Harbour International Airport in Abaco, Bahamas is upgrading with solar-powered aviation lights from Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH). As the first phase of a facility-wide expansion and upgrade, the airport has constructed a new 6,100-foot asphalt-paved runway and parallel taxiway that will be equipped with Carmanah solar-powered A704-5 approach lights, A704-5 runway edge lights, and A601 taxiway lights. Valued at approximately USD$400,000, the solar-LED lighting system will provide safe and reliable airfield lighting for this fast-growing facility. Additional improvements planned for this ICAO 4C-class airfield include a new precision approach path indicator (PAPI), apron, terminal and air traffic control tower. Currently the Bahamas’ third-busiest airport, Marsh Harbour International facilitates air traffic between Nassau and Florida, although the new expansion will enable the facility to accommodate a higher volume of larger regional and international flights to the island as well.
As an alternative to wired runway lights, Carmanah solar-LED lights install quickly and operate reliably, with no scheduled maintenance, in even the most challenging environmental conditions. With no bulbs to burn out, and each light powered independently of the grid, a solar-powered lighting system offers a dependable year-round solution; in windstorms, flooding, local power outages or regional blackouts, solar-powered lights can stay lit even when other lights go out. “We look forward to working with the team at Marsh Harbour International in their commitment to optimizing operations, increasing airlift capacity, and maximizing safety,” said Simon Proctor, Regional Sales Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. “We’re proud to have been selected for this project, and remain committed to providing the very best in state-of-the-art airfield lighting technology.”
As one of the world’s largest suppliers of self-contained solar-powered airfield lights, Carmanah offers lighting products for a range of airfield applications, including permanent primary lighting, temporary lighting during airfield construction or upgrades, emergency backup lighting, as well as expedited portable lighting during emergency or humanitarian-aid operations. For more information, visit carmanah.com.
As 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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