Formula One circuit goes solar with Carmanah Technologies

Oct. 28, 2009
Date Announced: 28 Oct 2009 Yas Marina circuit equips high-tech track for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA -- This fall, the world of motorsport will celebrate a spectacular new venue when the first Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place on Yaz Island from October 30th to November 1st. Combining world-class luxury and cutting-edge innovation, the Yas Marine Circuit also incorporates solar-LED lighting technology from Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH), provided by Carmanah's authorized distributor in the Middle East, PTL SOLAR. Designed to perform reliably in some of the world's most challenging environments, Carmanah's solar-LED obstruction lights are compact, durable and self-contained, making them a suitable choice for a range of applications - whether helping to mark a sweltering airfield runway, a frozen navigational buoy, or obstructions along a busy roadway. For this application, one hundred Carmanah 600-series lights will help mark potential hazards to ground and air traffic including towers, lamp standards and obstructions along the YAS Marina Circuit's trackside. Other Carmanah solar-LED technology at this location includes two internally illuminated windsocks, designed to accommodate round-the-clock helicopter service. As the only motorsports venue in the world to offer covered grandstands for all (50,000+) spectators, the new Yas Marina Circuit will also be the first Formula 1 venue to start the race in daylight and end during nighttime. Sophisticated lighting technology throughout the facility will ensure a seamless transition from daylight to dark, providing a consistent daylight effect, while eliminating shadow or glare for drivers and spectators alike. As part of this optimized lighting environment, Carmanah's LED lighting equipment will offer a safe and practical solution. Designed for optimum visibility, Carmanah's time-tested A601 and state-of-the-art A650 obstruction lights offer more than 250 possible flash patterns, and can be ordered in a choice of blue, yellow, green, white, or as in this case, red light outputs. Optimized and tested to the toughest industrial standards, Carmanah solar-powered lights will ensure a dependable year-round solution for this challenging application. For more information, visit 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.comAbout PTL SOLAR PTL SOLAR™ is Middle East and Africa's most reliable solar energy solutions provider. Our solutions ensure customer satisfaction through credible technical skills, best business practices and reliable support. PTL SOLAR's strategic partnerships with largest renewable energy companies help our clients address their greatest challenge when it comes to power requirements. We provide solar energy solutions with the "lowest cost per watt" to customers worldwide. For more information, visit

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