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"Canada http://www.solarairportlights.com/ January 29, 2004 Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carmanah Nears Completion on Solar Airport Lighting Project Carmanah Technologies is currently installing 560 units (US$122,000) of Carmanah's Model 601 solar-powered LED lights at Truckee Tahoe Airport in California. The units were purchased in December 2003 for permanent taxiway edge lighting, and it is estimated that the installation will realize over $272,000 in cost savings for the airport. ""Truckee Tahoe joins a rapidly growing list of airports discovering the safety, reliability and cost advantages of solar LED lighting,"" states Carmanah's CEO, Art Aylesworth. ""We spent a significant portion of 2003 educating the market about our technology and proving its viability. We are confident that 2004 will be a year when the technology is embraced, as we saw with LED marine markers and traffic signals a few years ago."" Carmanah Airport Lighting In 2003, the Truckee Tahoe Airport District looked to taxiway edge lighting to meet its goal of increased airport safety. Taxiway edge lights provide better guidance to pilots and reduce the hazard of runway incursions. An extensive economic analysis found that Carmanah's solar-powered LED (light-emitting diode) lights, which are completely self-contained and require no external wiring, would save more than US$272,000 over an eight-year period, when compared with a traditional hard-wired system. With zero operational inputs required, Carmanah lights will save Truckee Tahoe up to $18,000 per year in maintenance and electricity costs alone. ""The savings can be put toward upgrading other infrastructure at the airport"", states Aylesworth. In addition, the Truckee Tahoe installation will be used as an example by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assist in developing new lighting guidelines for general aviation airports across the United States. In the United States, there are approximately 5,000 general aviation (non-commercial) airports similar to Truckee Tahoe and an additional 9,000 private airports. Only about half of these airports currently have lighting, therefore this market represents a significant opportunity for Carmanah. Carmanah officially launched its aviation products less than a year ago, and already has over 5,000 lights installed at airports in 30 countries, including at U.S. military bases in the Middle East, Asia and North America, as well as many international airports such as Chicago O'Hare, Toronto Pearson, Ottawa, Auckland and Milan. Rudolph Schoch, Marketing Manager at Switzerland's RUAG Aerospace Systems, states: ""The quality of Carmanah solar-powered LED lights seems to be outstanding. The experience coming from maritime applications is very much appreciated. Saltwater, dust and similar factors does not harm or threaten the lights' durability. I am very impressed with the durability, quality and applications of Carmanah's solar-powered LED aviation lights."" Carmanah Technologies recently sold 520 of its proprietary LED (light emitting diode) airfield lights worth $266,000 to the US Army. The lights have been installed on the Bagram air base north of Kabul, Afghanistan. A further 362 solar powered LED lights were ordered for permanent installation at Al Taqaddum Air Base in Iraq. "
"Canada http://www.solarairportlights.com/ January 29, 2004 Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carmanah Nears Completion on Solar Airport Lighting Project Carmanah Technologies is currently installing 560 units (US$122,000) of Carmanah's Model 601 solar-powered LED lights at Truckee Tahoe Airport in California. The units were purchased in December 2003 for permanent taxiway edge lighting, and it is estimated that the installation will realize over $272,000 ...
Canada ; Éclairage ; Gare / Port / Aéroport ; LED / Diode ; Signalisation / Balisage ; Solaire photovoltaïque
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