Mr. Bruce Cousins reports
AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR SELECTS CARMANAH SOLAR LIGHTING
Department of Transport and Main Roads has certified Carmanah Technologies Corp.'s EG320 outdoor solar lighting system for roadway lighting across the
state, and has selected Orion
Solar, authorized Carmanah distributor of Australia, as preferred
supplier. The selection follows the Queensland government's installation
of 10 Carmanah EG320 solar LED (light-emitting diode) outdoor lighting systems earlier this
The EG series,
launched by Carmanah Technologies last year, was designed to address the
growing need for high-performance and reliable off-grid lighting. The
EG series eliminates the need to trench cable, a required cost of
lighting powered by alternating current, making them the ideal solution for roadways and
areas where infrastructure is unavailable or costly to access.
Configured specifically for the locations in which they are deployed,
EG series systems take advantage of optimal solar insolation values for
their installed location which results in a smaller system and further
lowered product cost. The combination of high efficiency, high
performance, and reduced product and installation costs have contributed
to the EG series' growing success in Mexico, Latin America, the Middle
East and Australia.
Orion Solar, the Carmanah-authorized distributor of solar-powered
outdoor lighting, aviation, marine and traffic products, is an authority
on the aviation, mining, marine, road and rail industries of the
Australian market. "Australia presents many challenges when considering
outdoor lighting including the remoteness of service locations,
unreliable grid power and a reliance on generator equipment. At the same
time, equipment must be able to withstand the wide range of temperature
and environmental extremes. The market is looking for a light that works
unabated through any extreme and functions reliably for years. The
EG series is the technology that answers these challenges," commented
Richard Holliday, general manager, Orion Solar.
"Orion is a long-standing and important partner for us who has done an
outstanding job penetrating the market with our technologies," stated Carmanah
chief executive officer Bruce Cousins.
Orion Solar is a corporate member of the
Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IES).
The EG series is also being showcased at 2012
Lightfair International (LFI) in Las Vegas, Nev., from May 9, 2012, to May 11, 2012,
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