Super Highway Lighting Project Won by Carmanah Technologies

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Super Highway Lighting Project Won by Carmanah Technologies 
Carmanah EG500 solar lights win over $400,000 Mexico highway lighting project 
Victoria, British Columbia CANADA, November 06, 2012 /FSC/ - Carmanah
Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX), In a project valued at over $400,000,
Mexican officials have selected the EG500 solar-powered outdoor lighting system
to illuminate the country's latest major superhighway, Supervia Poniente. The
EG500 solar outdoor lighting system, developed by Carmanah Technologies
Corporation (TSX: CMH), represents the company's largest solar outdoor lighting
product capable of producing up to 12,500 lumens. Originally slated for
AC-powered lighting, Carmanah's proprietary EG500 solution both exceeded the
lighting specifications required for the project and presented a compelling
off-grid, sustainable lighting solution. The sale was handled by Best Light
Mexico and Semex, Carmanah-authorized lighting partners in Mexico. 
"Cost-effectiveness, performance and a reputation for reliability contributed to
the selection of the Carmanah EG-series for a series of large-scale
infrastructure projects in Mexico, including the Supervia superhighway project,"
comments Moises Villar, President, Best Light Mexico. "Officials in the State
capital are pleased with the solar product's performance to-date and will
continue to choose them for future highway and area lighting projects." 
As a result of the decision to employ solar, the superhighway project benefited
from cost savings as a result of a cable-free installation and low maintenance
schedule. In concert with zero energy usage, the project also supports Mexico's
commitment to sustainable solutions for use in major infrastructure development
The superhighway, 5km in length, will connect the city's Santa Fe business
district with the Periferico elevated highway. The solar illuminated portion of
the highway (2km) includes elevated highways and bridges which are ideal
locations for cost-savings when solar is employed over AC-powered lighting
fixtures. The EG500 was selected by Mexico officials and the Consortium
Controladora Via Rapida Poetas, which includes Spanish-based multinational
construction and civil engineering company, Obrascon Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL) and
Mexican firm, Copri. 
Already a leading highway and roadway solar lighting product, the EG500 of the
Carmanah EG-series line is being used to safely illuminate roadways from Mexico
and South America to the Middle East. Ideal for high solar regions of the world
where existing infrastructure limitations benefit from stand-alone, zero-energy
lighting products, the EG-series is suited to address the needs of developing
nations for a high-performing outdoor lighting solution. 
"The company's success in Mexican and Latin America markets can be attributed to
localized support and solar expertise," suggests Bruce Cousins, Carmanah CEO.
"Our distribution partner Semex, and local lighting agent Best Light, are
champions in the presentation of our products' benefits, particularly in
projects otherwise specified for grid-connected lighting. This presentation is
helped by the product's ability to produce reliable, uniform and bright
illumination at a cost-point that makes sense for organizations." 
The Carmanah EG500 was presented as a sustainable lighting alternative  for a
multi-lane freeway that exceeded the project's lighting specification of 14 lux
average, with 3:1 uniformity, at 30m pole spacing using 9,150 lumens light
output. Already under construction, the Supervia highway is due to be completed
by the end of 2012. 
For more information about the EG500 solar LED outdoor lighting system, visit 
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) 
Carmanah Technologies Corp. As 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 pursues its business strategy within six distinctive
product offerings: outdoor lighting, marine signal, aviation signals, traffic
signals, grid-tie and mobile. Carmanah is actively seeking additional product
sales opportunities to add to its top line revenue, as well as extending
existing product lines through internal development efforts, strategic business
relationships as well as focused acquisitions.  Carmanah is a publicly traded
company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "CMH". For more information, visit 
Carmanah Technologies Corporation 
"Roland Sartorius" 
Roland Sartorius, Chief Financial Officer 
For further information: 
Investor Relations: Roland Sartorius
Toll-Free:  1.877.722.8877
Public Relations: David Davies
Tel:  +1.250.382.4332 
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking
information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively,
"forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are generally
identifiable by use of the words "believes," "may," "plans," "will,"
"anticipates," "intends," "budgets," "could," "estimates," "expects,"
"forecasts," "projects" and similar expressions, and the negative of such
expressions. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements
about the reliability and attributes of Carmanah's solar LED lights and solar
power systems; and Carmanah's strategy, future operations, prospects and the
plans of management; additional product sales opportunities; increased top line
revenue; and extending existing product lines through internal development
efforts, strategic business relationships as well as focused acquisitions. 
With respect to the forward-looking statements contained in this news release,
Carmanah has made numerous assumptions regarding, among other things, that the
Company's proprietary  EG500 solution both exceeded the lighting specifications
required for the project and presented a compelling off-grid, sustainable
lighting solution; and additional product sales result in increased top line
revenues. While Carmanah considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these
assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic,
competitive, market and social uncertainties and contingencies. 
Additionally, there are known and unknown risk factors which could cause
Carmanah's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Known risk factors
include, among others: the products contemplated in this sale  may not be
completed or function as currently anticipated, or the installations may not be
completed in the timeframe contemplated and general risks related to the
competitive environment, competition with other energy sources, technological
changes, anticipated adoption rates for Off-Grid LED lighting; ability to manage
expansion effectively, foreign exchange, reliance on third party manufacturers,
reliance on outside agents and distributors, reliance on key employees,
intellectual property risks, environmental and regulatory compliance, government
contracts and subsidies, product quality and reliability and warranty liability
risk, downturn in economic and market conditions, liquidity and capital
requirements, litigation risk, potential reorganization of operations or product
offerings, and geopolitical and other global or local events; there can be no
assurances that the Company can increase or maintain current top line revenue;
there can be no assurances that the Company will achieve additional product
sales; and there can be no assurances the Company can extend existing product
lines through internal development efforts, strategic business relationships and
focused acquisitions. 
A more complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing Carmanah
appears in Carmanah's most recently filed Annual Information Form, Annual MD&A,
and other continuous disclosure filings which are available on SEDAR at and on the Company's website at Carmanah disclaims any obligation
to revise or update any such forward-looking statements or to publicly announce
the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained
herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by
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