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Carmanah Provides Solar LED Lighting For Bridge Lighting Project

Solar powered LED area lights for general illumination.
by Staff Writers
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (SPX) Aug 20, 2010
Carmanah Technologies Corporation is providing 26 EverGEN 1710 solar LED lighting units to illuminate the Selkirk Trestle Bridge in Victoria, BC. The units will run the length of the 300 meter long railway trestle bridge and will provide illumination for pedestrians and cyclists who use this significant commuter corridor.

The EverGEN 1710 units (http://bit.ly/bPmeFp) will incorporate Advanced Occupancy Sensing, leading edge occupancy sensing technology that is not offered by any other light on the market. Advanced Occupancy Sensing allows all the lights on the trestle to be activated when just one light senses motion.

This functionality significantly increases safety and security by allowing a pedestrian or cyclist to illuminate the entire bridge by moving under just the first light on the trestle.

In addition, the EverGEN 1710 units will require no electrical connections, allowing them to install easily on the bridge and to operate free of ongoing electricity bills as stipulated in the project requirements.

In addition to cost saving benefits, the units also offer environmentally friendly illumination by reducing sky glow as per Dark Sky Guidelines, and meeting Department of Fisheries and Ocean Habitat Regulations for light spill.

The installation of the EverGEN systems was initiated by a local community cooperative whose aim is to help move important community projects through to completion while supporting local businesses. The cooperative also aims to provide the basis for wider acceptance of sustainable technologies.

"The most important consideration is the benefit to the community this project will provide," said a Cooperative representative. "This project will hopefully become a model for what community initiatives can do when they are allowed to."

"We are pleased that Carmanah technology was chosen to be a part of this community-initiated project," said Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO.

"It really speaks to the viability of solar LED lighting, not just in terms of cost-savings and contribution to eco-friendly infrastructure, but also to the appeal of the technology to communities and community organizations seeking to exhibit leadership and provide a model for other communities to follow."




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REC Solar, Inc. has announced it was awarded a second contract to design and install a turnkey 2.9 MW solar electric carport-mounted system for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS). The largest of its kind in the U.S., the installation adds to a 302 kW single-axis tracker mounted system that REC Solar is scheduled to complete for SAVAHCS this month. After a competitiv ... read more

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