Major Civil Airport Outfits Entire Airfield with Carmanah Solar Power

Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica, is installing a large quantity of solar-powered LED signs by ADB Airfield Solutions and Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH). The International Airport is the first major civil airfield to use solar-powered signs exclusively and represents a material order for Carmanah. The rehabilitation project, originally specified for hard-wired LED signs, favored a solar solution when ADB representatives presented lucrative return on investment figures for solar signs that would reduce civil works expenditures and overall project cost with minimal disruption of aviation operations.

Solar-powered signs (SSS) are an ideal solution for airfields that require immediate safety improvements and that have difficulty accessing the electrical grid. The SSS consists of an ADB solar-powered sign and a solar engine power supply (SEPS) by Carmanah. The SEPS engine increases airfield navigability in night and low-visibility conditions., The systems’ incorporate the latest solar technologies, hardware and software to provide power and optional remote control capability to the LED sign.

“The joint partnership of ADB and Carmanah was key to winning this project,” said Carmanah CEO Bruce Cousins. “Originally specified for grid-power LED signs, solar presented an economic and reliable solution that is being picked up by civil airfields around the world.”

For more information about Carmanah solar-powered airfield signs, visit ADB LED Solar Sign Systems (SSS) can be found at


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 a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH”. For more information, visit

ADB is a world leader in airfield ground lighting solutions in the ICAO and FAA markets providing advanced, integrated and sustainable solutions for visual guidance. With a worldwide presence, and a 65 year legacy, ADB offers an innovative portfolio and expertise that sets new standards in safety, performance, quality, and customer service. More than 2000 airports in 150 countries have chosen ADB as their preferred partner for airside operations. For more information about ADB, please visit our website at

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