Carmanah awarded $1.4M contract for Canada's largest solar power system



    New building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to become one of
    Canada's greenest structures

    VICTORIA, March 1 /CNW/ - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is
pleased to announce that the Company has been awarded a contract in the amount
of $1,423,402 from Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for a
108-kilowatt (kW) solar power system to be installed on the roof of the Jean
Canfield Building in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This installation
will become the largest solar power system in Canada.
    Currently under construction, the Jean Canfield Building is located on
University Avenue, bordering on Fitzroy and Euston Streets in downtown
Charlottetown. The four-storey building will house approximately 500 civil
servants and, while maintaining the historical architectural style of downtown
Charlottetown, will become a national showcase for sustainable and green
design. The PWGSC is striving to achieve Gold certification for the Jean
Canfield building under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) Green Building Rating System - the nationally accepted benchmark for
the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
    "Carmanah is proud to supply the PWGSC with a custom-designed, turnkey
solar power system that will help make the Jean Canfield Building one of the
most environmentally friendly buildings in Canada," states Art Aylesworth,
Carmanah's CEO. "LEED-certified buildings are 44 per cent more energy
efficient on average than conventional buildings; this is a testament to what
we can achieve toward the reduction of fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas
emissions using today's sustainable energy technologies."
    Carmanah's state-of-the-art 108 kW grid-tie solar power system will be
connected to both conventional electricity grid as well as an array of more
than 500 Sanyo solar modules. This system will also include web-based
monitoring technology that will provide live content to a lobby display,
enabling visitors to view the system's energy generation performance in real
time.
    As Canada's largest solar power company, Carmanah has designed and
installed many of the country's largest solar power systems including a 100 kW
solar rooftop array at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, in 2006.

    ABOUT CARMANAH TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

    Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy
efficient technologies. The Company is currently focused on three technology
groups: solar power systems & equipment, solar-powered LED lighting and LED
illuminated signage.
    Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has
branch offices and/or sales representation in 11 cities across Canada, the
United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 250,000 installations
worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world's premier suppliers of
energy-efficient products.
    The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and
Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX".
    For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com

    This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995.





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For further information: Media contact: David Davies, Tel: (250)
382-4332, ddavies@carmanah.com

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