VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (November 15, 2011) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) today announced the launch of SUNfilm Solar Battery Chargers — a new generation of consumer solar products for the company’s propriety Go Power! brand. The new SUNfilm series feature lightweight, thin-film technology geared to maintain a vehicle’s battery charge during periods of inactivity or storage. The addition of the SUNfilm solar chargers expands Carmanah’s current solar power solutions portfolio to address the needs of new, emerging markets.
The SUNfilm solar series are designed to protect batteries against a vehicle’s continuous power draws. Available as a 1.5 watt, 5 watt or 15 watt module, the SUNfilm products will trickle-charge all battery types including 12V deep cycle, automotive, motorized sports vehicles, RV and fleet vehicle batteries. The SUNfilm products include quick-connect accessories that allow for easy installation and can be modified into portable charging stations for small electronic devices such as cellphones and mp3 players. The SUNfilm battery chargers will operate in overcast conditions and offer a reliable power solution for both indoor and outdoor applications.
“The SUNfilm Solar Battery Chargers satisfies the increasing consumer demand for a maintenance-free, solar energy product.” Carmanah CEO Bruce Cousins comments. “I am confident that the new SUNfilm series meets the cost-effective, portable power solution our customers are looking for.”
The SUNfilm products complement the Go Power! portfolio of consumer mobile power solutions and will provide consumers a complete energy solution. The product suite, which includes pure and modified sine wave inverters, can be combined with the new SUNfilm solar battery chargers for access to AC power without the concern of draining the vehicle’s battery. The SUNfilm series is available throughout the US and Canada.
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.
The Company’s Mobile division is a leader in the mobile, solar power industry and has more than 15 years of experience in the RV and fleet truck market. The Company’s Go Power! brand is one of North America’s most popular and recognized in solar power for both recreational and industrial use. Products include solar charging kits, pure and modified sine wave inverters and solar power accessories. 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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