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Press release from Filing Services Canada

Carmanah Launches its Highest Power Solar Outdoor Light to Date

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Carmanah Launches its Highest Power Solar Outdoor Light to Date 09:00 EST Tuesday, January 10, 2012FSC / Press ReleaseCarmanah Launches its Highest Power Solar Outdoor Light to Date EG-series expanded to include large-scale roadwaysVictoria, British Columbia CANADA, January 10, 2012 /FSC/ - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX), announced today the launch of the EG500 solar LED outdoor lighting system, the company's latest product and most powerful solar-powered outdoor light to date. With the addition of this next-generation EG-series system, which provides maximum light levels for highway lighting applications, Carmanah provides a complete range of solar-powered outdoor lights that addresses the needs of cost-sensitive developing regions throughout the world.The EG500 solar LED outdoor streetlight, the largest in the EG-series product line, is designed as a powerful and cost-effective off-grid lighting solution. Capable of providing over 11,000 lumens for multi-lane highway light levels, the EG500 is a reliable and robust alternative to traditional AC lighting. The EG500 features a top-of-pole integrated design which allows for an easy and rapid installation and superior theft and vandalism protection. The EG500 leverages award-winning design elements of the Carmanah EverGEN(tm) 1700 and 1500-series product lines and is engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions and wind load ratings of up to 209 kph (130 mph) with 3 second gusts. "The EG500 expands our ability to provide a high power solution for virtually any off-grid application while further extending our reach into cost-sensitive, developing markets worldwide," said Bruce Cousins, Carmanah CEO. "We now offer a complete line of EG products that have been performance-built to illuminate pathways, parks, freeways and everything in between."The EG500 solar LED outdoor lighting system is available immediately in standard IES distribution types II, III, IV, V and flood and feature a 3-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com or call 1-877-722-8877.About Carmanah Technologies CorporationAs 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 carmanah.com.Carmanah Technologies Corporation"Roland Sartorius" Roland Sartorius, Chief Financial OfficerFor further information:Investors: Investor Relations: Roland Sartorius Toll-Free: 1.877.722.8877investors@carmanah.com Media: Public Relations: David Davies Tel: +1.250.382.4332ddavies@carmanah.comThis release may contain forward-looking statements. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "plans," "estimates," "intends," "believes," "could," "might," "will" or variations of such words and phrases. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Carmanah to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. For additional information on these risks and uncertainties, see Carmanah's most recently filed Annual Information Form (AIF) and Annual MD&A, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.carmanah.com. The risk factors identified in Carmanah's AIF and MD&A are not intended to represent a complete list of factors that could affect Carmanah. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Carmanah does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. To view this release as a web page, please click on the following link:http://www.usetdas.com/pr/carmanah01092012.htmwe put solar to work(tm)250 Bay Street Victoria, BC Canada, V9A 3K5 Telephone +1.250.380.0052 Toll Free 1.877.722.8877Source: Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX) http://www.carmanah.com Maximum News Dissemination by Filing Services Canada Inc. http://www.usetdas.com