Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Telecom project in North Africa with solar technology

September 15, 2008 in Top Stories

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.

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.