VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (May 6, 2009) - Trinidad's Piarco International Airport has upgraded its airfield lighting with solar-powered LED airfield lights from Victoria BC-based Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH). Valued at approximately $300,000, the order includes Carmanah A704-5 runway edge lights, approach lights and threshold lights, as well as A702 taxiway lights, mounting hardware and wireless handheld radio remote-control equipment. Located in Piarco, about 25 km east of the capital city, Port of Spain, Piarco International Airport is Trinidad's largest and most modern airport in the Caribbean region, facilitating domestic and international traffic, and accommodating nearly three million travelers each year.
According to Simon Proctor, Carmanah Regional Sales Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, Piarco International's renewable-energy upgrade ensured a bright reception for the region's high-profile visitors as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago welcomed the Western Hemisphere's Heads of State and Government for the Fifth Summit of the Americas conference in April. "We're very proud to have been chosen for this significant application, and look forward to working closely with Piarco International Airport on future enhancements alongside our regional distributors, Active General Traders," said Proctor.
As an alternative to wired runways 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.
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.
Carmanah solar LED aviation lights are available from Carmanah Technologies Corporation. For more information, visit carmanah.com.
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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