VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA (June 9, 2011) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce that ADB Airfield Solutions and Carmanah Technologies have been awarded a contract to supply a rapidly deployable solar hybrid airfield lighting system to the United States Marine Corps. The solar hybrid lighting system will be shipped to Afghanistan and installed by the Marine Wing Support Squadron in support of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The total value of the award is over $1 million.
The solar hybrid lighting system of Medium-Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL) have photometrics compliant to FAA AC 150/5345-46D, and can be operated wirelessly using a handheld controller or a ruggedized tablet PC. Powered using either the light’s integral photovoltaic panels, or cables connected to an on-base power network, thesolar airfield LED lights reduce or eliminate energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels. This hybrid lighting approach provides security in the event of grid failure and supports the US Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Energy Strategy objectives.
Steve Rauch, ADB’s CEO, said, “We are excited to provide the Marines with a tough and resilient aviation lighting solution that will support them in their ‘Bases-to-Battlefield’ expeditionary energy strategy for decades to come. The project is consistent with ADB’s commitment to continued innovation in the development of products that save energy, reduce maintenance costs, minimize waste and offer renewable solutions.”
ADB Airfield Solutions and Carmanah Technologies Corporation entered into a partnership in 2009 to combine expertise in solar power systems and aviation lighting and to develop energy-efficient visual navigation aid technologies.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
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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