Carmanah Provides Additional Solar Bus Shelter Lighting to Tempe, Arizona

February 21, 2007
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received a new, follow-on contract from the City of Tempe, Arizona to supply i-SHELTER™ solar bus shelter lighting systems. The Company is pleased to report that the city has also extended the terms of an existing contract through which Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lighting systems are being retrofitted to the city’s ‘mini’ bus shelters. According to the City of Tempe, Carmanah’s technology has proven to be effective in enhancing passenger safety, both real and perceived, as well as aiding passenger visibility for bus drivers.

The City of Tempe’s transit service accommodates a population of nearly 200,000 residents and as many as eight million riders per year. The city chose Carmanah’s i-SHELTER™ solar bus shelter lighting systems based on their economical, fully-integrated and vandal-resistant design. Carmanah’s i-SHELTER™ solar bus shelter lighting systems provide environmentally-friendly lighting solutions that require no external hardwiring or power infrastructure and no scheduled maintenance for up to five years.

Prior to using Carmanah’s solar bus shelter lighting technology, the City of Tempe had trialed several other solar lighting systems over the past decade. However, Carmanah’s technology proved to provide the highest performance with the most reliability and Tempe personnel have indicated that Carmanah was also the most responsive company they’ve worked with. Carmanah continues to work closely with City of Tempe to deliver aesthetically-pleasing, reliable, solar LED lighting systems that meet the city’s 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 connections. The i-SHELTER™ lighting systems are designed to operate without servicing for up to 5 years.

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

North America & 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