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3/6/07- Carmanah Gets $1.4M Contract for Canada's Largest Solar Energy System PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Sarter   
Tuesday, 06 March 2007
Carmanah Gets $1.4M Contract for Canada's Largest Solar Energy System
Carmanah Technologies Corporation 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 four-story Jean Canfield 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.

"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," stated Art Aylesworth, Carmanah's CEO. "LEED-certified buildings are 44 percent 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.
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