Hydropower, Solar

U.S. Marine Corps Orders Solar-Powered Runway Lights

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] British Columbia, Canada-based Carmanah Technologies secured another large order for their solar-powered LED airfield lights. This time, the U.S. Marine Corps. contracted the company to provide 1,500 lights in a contract worth approximately $765,000. This new order is for the Company’s Model A601 and A702 airfield lights. These units will be used for runway edge, threshold, taxiway edge, helipad edge, and obstruction lighting at the Marine Corps’ second largest air base in the Middle East. The airfield has two main runways measuring 14,000 and 13,000 feet long, both using Carmanah’s lights for guiding fixed wing and rotary aircraft. A portion of the order will ship in four days to provide emergency lighting with the balance to be delivered in the next four weeks. Since introducing its solar-powered LED aviation lights in early 2002, Carmanah has quickly become the primary supplier to defense, commercial and private airfields worldwide. The company already has installations in more than 80 countries.