Carmanah Supplies Portable Airfield Lighting and MAPPS

Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has been contracted by the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad & Tobago, to supply wirelessly controlled, portable airfield lights, which will illuminate a threshold and runway edge during construction on the airport’s main runway.

Once construction is complete, the lights will be repositioned for emergency airfield lighting purposes. The A704-5 Portable Airfield Light is compact, and can be easily moved between locations and installed in minutes without trenching, cabling or disruption to airfield operations. They can be set to turn on automatically at dusk and off at dawn, or be manually controlled using an optional wireless handheld controller (from the tower or an incoming aircraft, for example). This same week, Carmanah also announced that it is supplying its proprietary MAPPS remote solar power systems to an Ontario-based fencing manufacturer and installer. These remote solar power systems are scheduled for installation in a rural area just outside of Sarnia, Ontario, for the purpose of driving remotely activated gates for vehicle entry and exit. The rural location of the installations made grid-based power impractical from a cost standpoint. Carmanah solar power professionals worked closely with the fencing company to analyze the daily usage of the gating systems and, based on the solar insolation values in southern Ontario, determine the correct remote solar power systems that would be cost-effective while providing year-round power reliability. Carmanah’s MAPPS solar power systems are integrated, turnkey systems designed for remote industrial applications, and are approved for Class I, DIV. II hazardous locations; they are also a reliable remote power solution for video surveillance, homeland security, pipeline monitors, security lighting, remote communications, perimeter security, water resource security, construction sites, motion sensing and emergency calls.
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