Nuclear Power Plant Goes Solar with Off-Grid LED Outdoor Lighting

One of California's largest state utilities, Southern California Edison (SCE), is lighting up the night with solar LED technology at its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (October 13, 2009) One of California's largest state utilities, Southern California Edison (SCE), is lighting up the night with solar technology at its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). To illuminate its main employee parking areas, Edison is equipping the site with solar-powered LED lights from Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH). By using solar technology as an alternative to traditional grid-powered lights, the EverGEN™ 1500-series lighting system can provide a reliable source of bright uniform illumination while avoiding the costs and challenges typically associated with trenching, cabling, and accessing electrical grid power.


Featuring custom BetaLED® light fixtures, Carmanah solar-powered lights offer superior output and performance in accordance with IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) guidelines. A full-cutoff "Dark Sky"-friendly design directs light only where needed (preventing glare or spillover of light onto neighboring properties or into the night sky), while integrated energy management capabilities ensure optimal lighting performance year round. With no bulbs to replace and a five-year battery life, the EverGEN 1500 lights will help Southern California Edison reduce maintenance and operating costs while serving as a lasting, practical investment in renewable energy technology.

EverGEN 1500-series solar LED lights are available now from Carmanah Technologies. For more information, visit www.carmanahlighting.com or telephone 1.877.722.8877 (toll free in US and Canada).

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.

About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

Carmanah solar LED lighting Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carmanahsolar/sets/72157612747544151

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

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