Carmanah Receives $1 Million Order to Power Telecom Project in North Africa with Solar Technology

Carmanah Technologies Corporation has received an initial $1 million order from Lyon, France-based telecom provider TWIST to supply solar power systems for a telecommunications project in North Africa.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) has received an initial $1 million order from Lyon, France-based telecom provider TWIST to supply solar power systems for a telecommunications project in North Africa. The project, facilitated by Solergitech, Carmanah's authorized distributor in the region, will power a network of telecommunications towers with the company's stand-alone solar power systems. According to Ted Lattimore, Chief Executive Officer of Carmanah, this application -- as a part of an ongoing project with an estimated value of up to $6 million over the next three years -- represents a significant market opportunity for the Victoria-based solar technology company.


"As Carmanah extends its offerings throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, we're finding a great interest in our stand-alone solar power systems for all types of communications applications," said Lattimore. "Considering the remote locations of many of these installations, it's easy to see the appeal. A solar power system is durable, reliable and convenient; just install it wherever you need power -- with solar, there's no need to worry about grid access, fuel deliveries or generator maintenance," added Lattimore.

For this application, Carmanah is equipping each of the remote telecom towers with a fully integrated solar-power system including solar modules, controllers and batteries -- all optimized for maximum performance within the region's challenging geographic and environmental conditions. As a reliable source of high-quality power, Carmanah's solar power technology is providing a robust, low maintenance remote energy alternative.

For more on powering remote telecommunications applications with Carmanah solar technology, see www.solarforindustry.com.

About Solargitech

Solargitech is a distributor of solar power systems and solar powered lighting equipment. For more information, visit www.solergitech.com.

About TWIST

Established in Lyon, France in 1996, TWIST Transmissions is a telecommunications provider offering specialized communications services for ground/air, ground/ground and maritime transmission applications. For more information, visit www.twist.fr.

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

As one of 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's LED lights and 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" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX".

Media Contact:
David Davies
Tel: 1.250.382.4332
ddavies@carmanah.com

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