Union Pacific Orders Carmanah Solar Lights

The Union Pacific Railway, a Class One railway in the United States, has ordered US$93,000 in Carmanah Technologies Corporation solar-powered lights.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – July 24, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] As a result of an internal assessment of its work yard safety procedures and equipment, the North Platt, Nebraska, rail yard of Union Pacific has ordered 350 units of Carmanah’s Model 501 for blue flag protection purposes. This yard represents the largest rail yard in North America. As legislated in North America by the Federal Railway Authority, a blue flag and/or signal is required when trains are being serviced to indicate that maintenance crews are in the vicinity and the train is to remain stationary. Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lights were chosen over competitive blue signal products because of their long lifespan – with no servicing or maintenance; the fact they can be permanently mounted, and the 3-year warranty offered by Carmanah. Installation of these units is scheduled for the last week of July. “This order provides clear indication that Carmanah’s solar lighting technology is gaining acceptance in the North American rail industry,” said Art Aylesworth, CEO of Carmanah. “Union Pacific is an industry leader and we are pleased that they have chosen our technology. We look forward to this opportunity to showcase the quality and reliability of our products on a larger scale.” (TSX VE: CMH)
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