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Australian Regulator Selects Carmanah Solar Lighting

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Australian Regulator Selects Carmanah Solar Lighting13:25 EDT Thursday, May 10, 2012FSC / Press ReleaseAustralian Regulator Selects Carmanah Solar LightingCertification of Carmanah EG-series systemsVictoria, British Columbia CANADA, May 10, 2012 /FSC/ - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX), is pleased to announce that the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/) has certified the Carmanah EG320 outdoor solar lighting system (http://www.carmanah.com/files/docs/brochures/eg-series-solar-led-outdoor-lighting-mobile.pdf#page=[18]) for roadway lighting across the state, and has selected Orion Solar (http://www.orionsolar.com.au/index.htm), authorized Carmanah distributor of Australia, as preferred supplier. The selection follows the Queensland Government's installation of ten Carmanah EG320 solar LED outdoor lighting systems earlier this year.The EG-series (http://www.carmanah.com/outdoor-lighting/products/eg-serieshttp:/www.carmanah.com/outdoor-lighting/products/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 AC-powered lighting, marking 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." Comments 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." Carmanah CEO, Bruce Cousins, states. Orion Solar is a corporate member of The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IES) (http://www.iesanz.org/). For more information about the Carmanah EG-series, visit www.carmanah.com/outdoor-lighting or www.orionsolar.com.au. The EG-series is also being showcased at 2012 LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) (http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/) in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 9-11th at booth #5117 (http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/v40/exhibitor_list/displayEx.cvn?exbID=25251). ###About Orion Solar Pty. Ltd.Orion Solar was formed in 2004 to distribute the range of solar powered LED lighting solutions, designed and manufactured by Carmanah Technologies of Canada.Orion Solar has evolved as a key regional marketing partner for Carmanah, supplying and supporting the full range of Carmanah products throughout Australia and neighbouring countries. Orion develops the expertise to specify and design lighting solutions to meet the standards and regulations of the marine and aviation industries, plus public area lighting for local government. Carmanah and Orion have responded to an increased demand for solar powered public lighting with illumination levels that will meet the Australian standards. With the addition of LED luminaries from Ruud Lighting in the USA, the combination is now ideal for pathways, parking lots and residential streets. Many Councils are now turning to Orion to meet the public area lighting needs where grid connection is expensive or difficult to provide. The result is an easier installation, a lower cost to implement, lower energy and maintenance costs and recognition that the Council is doing the right thing to help the environment.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 www.carmanah.com.For further information:Investors: Investor Relations: Roland Sartorius, CFO Toll-Free: 1.877.722.8877investors@carmanah.comMedia: 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 press release as a web page, please click on the following link: http://www.usetdas.com/pr/Carmanah05102012.htmSource: Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX) http://www.carmanah.com Maximum News Dissemination by FSCwire. http://www.fscwire.com