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Carmanah Receives $370,000 Order From U.S. Army to Supply Aviation Lights for Air Bases in Iraq.



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VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2004

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX TSX Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE before April, 2002)
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) (FRANKFURT:QCX) is pleased to announce that the Company has received an additional order for approximately $370,000 from the U.S. Army to supply solar-powered LED (light-emitting diodes) aviation lights to 3 air bases in Iraq.

The order is for more than 500 units of Carmanah's Model 601 and 700 Series Aviation Lights, to be used for fixed wing and rotary aircraft at expedited airfields in the regions of Mosul, Tikrit and Taji. Applications will include runway edge lighting, runway caution zone lighting, threshold lighting, taxiway taxiway: see airport.  edge lighting, apron edge lighting and obstruction lighting.

Carmanah has now supplied more than 7,000 units to 45 different air bases in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and North America. Customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines, Air National Guard, as well as other international military organizations. Primary benefits of Carmanah's unique solar-powered LED lighting technology include reduced capital costs, simple installation, high performance, zero maintenance, proven reliability and night vision goggle gog·gle  
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Carmanah Lights Make Baghdad Skies Safer for U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilots

The U.S. Army has recently purchased 47 Carmanah solar-powered LED obstruction lights (Model 601) for perimeter lighting of downtown buildings and telecommunication towers in the city of Baghdad, Iraq. "We are proud to be providing critical safety for the rebuilding of Iraq," said Carmanah's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Mr. Art Aylesworth. "The simplicity and reliability of Carmanah's solar technology is proving to be an ideal solution for the country's struggling infrastructure." The U.S. Coast Guard installed our marine lights last April to guide humanitarian supply ships into the Port of Umm Qasr, and now our aviation lights will guide helicopter pilots in the skies over Baghdad."

Sixteen U.S. military helicopters have crashed in Iraq since March 2003, with eyewitness reports in at least one instance suggesting a collision with ground obstructions (wires). Carmanah's obstruction lights will aid in the identification of low-lying objects in the pilots' flight paths and enhance night safety in Baghdad. U.S. military pilots report that Carmanah's LEDs are a safer light source than traditional incandescent bulbs, which cause a "blooming" or blinding effect on the pilots' NVG displays.

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 Presentation by Carmanah's Aviation Division

In April 2004, Carmanah's Aviation Department had the backing of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army to present the Company's solar-powered LED lighting solutions at NATO's Annual Airfield Marking and Lighting Infrastructure Panel meeting in Fredrikstad, Norway. 27 NATO nation delegates from their respective countries were introduced to Carmanah's new technology for expedited airfield use, with a focus on the success of American and Coalition Forces' installations in the Middle East.

Carmanah Marine Lights to Aid Security Measures at G8 Summit

The G8 Summit was held June 8-10 this year in Georgia USA. As part of security measures for the event, Carmanah Technologies was contracted by the U.S. Coast Guard to fill a priority order for 15 700 Series solar-powered LED marine lights. These lights were used during initiatives to secure Georgia's 160 km coastline, plus portions of neighboring South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures


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 and Florida. "Once again, we were glad to be able to fill an emergency order for an event of such international magnitude on short notice," said Art Aylesworth.

About Carmanah

Carmanah is an award winning alternative energy manufacturer specializing in patented solar-powered LED lighting solutions for the aviation, transit, marine, roadway, railway and industrial worksite markets. The Company currently has more than 90,000 units installed in 110 countries. The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation (parent company) are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange TSX Venture Exchange

Originally called the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX), this was a result of the merger of the Vancouver and Alberta stock exchanges. The goal of TSX Venture Exchange is to provide venture companies with effective access to capital while protecting investors.
 under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges Frankfurt Stock Exchange

The largest of Germany's eight securities exchanges, operated by Deutsche Borse AS.
 under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Praveen Varshney, Director

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor Safe Harbor

1. A legal provision to reduce or eliminate liability as long as good faith is demonstrated.

2. A form of shark repellent implemented by a target company acquiring a business that is so poorly regulated that the target itself is less attractive.
" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and  of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described under the caption "Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and "Key Information - Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Carmanah's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2003, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and which are incorporated herein by reference. These risks and uncertainties are also described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Carmanah's Annual Information Form dated December 31, 2003, as filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is a regulatory agency which administers and enforces securities legislation in the Canadian province of British Columbia. External links
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 and which are incorporated herein by reference. Carmanah does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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