Significant Contract Awarded for Solar Aviation Airfield in Middle East for Carmanah and ADB

January 6, 2011
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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (January 6, 2011) Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce that the ADB/Carmanah team has been awarded a significant project for solar powered aviation lights at a forward operating base in Afghanistan. Valued at over $450,000 USD, the contract for award included evaluation of the ADB/Carmanah technical approach, history of performance in the field and system price.

The US DoD customer will use the lights to support NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) rotary wing aviation operations in Regional Command East. The opportunity includes threshold, caution, runway edge, and taxiway lights, along with related accessories. All airfield lights will be controlled using a wireless handheld controller and will be mounted on non-slip mobile tiles ensuring maximum flexibility for future missions or during airfield expansion or improvements. The mobile solar lights will eliminate the expense of trenching and cable installation and will drastically reduce disruption to airfield operations during installation.
ADB Airfield Solutions and Carmanah Technologies Corporation entered into a partnership agreement in early 2010. This recent sale is another affirmation of the partnership and demonstrates the solution strength Carmanah and ADB Airfield Solutions bring to the industry by working together.
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
About ADB
ADB is the world’s leading airfield lighting technology company in the FAA and ICAO markets providing advanced, integrated and sustainable solutions for visual guidance. With a world-wide presence for more than 60 years, ADB differentiates itself by offering an innovative portfolio and expertise which sets standards in safety, performance and quality that is supported by unparalleled levels of customer service. ADB is trusted as the preferred partner for airside operations. For more information about ADB, visit
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