The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has certified the Carmanah EG320 outdoor solar lighting system for roadway lighting across Queensland. Orion Solar Pty Ltd , the authorized Carmanah distributor of Australia, has been selected as preferred supplier.

This selection follows the installation of 10 Carmanah EG320 solar LED outdoor lighting systems earlier in 2012.

Carmanah CEO, Bruce Cousins, said of the announcement, "Orion is a long standing and important partner for us who has done an outstanding job penetrating the market with our technologies."

The EG-series of solar lighting was launched by Carmanah Technologies last year. Given that it is designed as a high performance and reliable off-grid lighting option it should prove ideal for Queensland’s sometimes remote roads. The system eliminates the need to trench cable, which is a required cost of AC-powered lighting.

The EG-series of solar lighting delivers high efficiency, high performance and reduced product and installation costs and has also been gaining popularity in the Middle East, Mexico, and Latin America.

Configured specifically for the locations in which they are deployed, EG-series systems take advantage of optimal solar insulation values for their installed location which results in a smaller system and further lowered product cost.

Commenting on the Carmanah EG320 outdoor solar lighting system, Richard Holliday, General Manager said, "Australia presents many challenges when considering outdoor lighting including the remoteness of service locations, unreliable grid power and a reliance on generator equipment.... The market is looking for a light that works unabated through any extreme and functions reliably for years. The EG-series is the technology that answers these challenges."

Orion Solar is a corporate member of The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IES).  The organisation is an authority on the Australian aviation, mining, marine, road and rail industries.