SARASOTA, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Sarasota chose Sunovia Energy Technologies' (OTC BB: SUNV) award-winning LED energy-efficient lights to reduce their energy consumption and enhance the downtown and tourist areas for its city-wide energy saving project. The project replaces approximately 200 traditional streetlights and landscape lights with the Aimed Optics™ LED fixtures produced by Sunovia's lighting division EvoLucia Inc.
By implementing Sunovia's energy-saving LED lighting technology the City will not only have the best return on their investment but also significantly reduce their overall energy consumption.
According to Siemens Building Technologies, an energy service provider (ESCO), LED systems are quickly becoming the light source of choice for ESCO projects due to their ruggedness, reliability, long life, energy efficiency and low maintenance requirements. The EvoLucia lights were chosen because they were determined by the City of Sarasota and Siemens to be superior to other fixtures on the market for energy savings and effectiveness in lighting. Recently this year, the Department of Energy awarded Sunovia's EvoLucia SCHX5 cobra head fixture as the Best Outdoor Fixture in its category.
Gary Kreisler, of Siemens stated, "We've chosen to collaborate with EvoLucia and utilize their award-winning LED technology for our energy-saving project because of their ongoing commitment to LED innovation and product excellence." Kreisler added, "Having EvoLucia Aimed LED Lighting™ as part of this project will ensure that we provide the city of Sarasota with the utmost level of LED quality, durability and performance while saving the maximum energy and enhancing the ambiance of Sarasota."
Former Sarasota Mayor Kelly Kirschner stated, "For the past four years, the City of Sarasota has conscientiously implemented a local procurement policy throughout our organization to ensure we do everything we can to keep tax dollars in our local community by partnering with area firms. It's exciting to see such forward-thinking companies, like Sunovia, not only be located in our area but also producing such quality, 'green' products that will produce significant savings for Sarasota taxpayers over their lifecycle."
The City of Sarasota project is just one of many that Sarasota County is establishing in order to reduce costs and meet their "green" initiative goals. Sunovia's EvoLucia LED lights will help the city reduce their lighting energy consumption by over 60 percent. The project installation is expected to begin this month along the Ringling Bridge Causeway and St. Armand's Circle.
About Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.
About EvoLucia and Aimed LEDs™
Sunovia's LED lighting division, EvoLucia, Inc. (www.evolucialighting.com), offers highly efficient, durable, commercial-grade LED lighting for outdoor applications, including parking garages, streets and highways, parking lots, landscaping and more. The Aimed LED™ lights employ EvoLucia's proprietary, patent-pending Aimed Optics™ technology, which strategically directs light to the target area and provides better illumination for less electricity.
More information about Sunovia Energy and its EvoLucia LED lighting subsidiary is available in the company's Securities and Exchange filings, which can be found at www.sec.gov or at www.sunoviaenergy.com.
About Siemens Building Technologies
The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Zug, Switzerland) is the world's leading provider of safe, secure and energy-efficient solutions for buildings ("Green Buildings") and building infrastructure. As a service provider, system integrator and product supplier, Building Technologies offers building automation, HVAC, fire safety, security, electrical installation technology and low-voltage power distribution. With around 43,000 employees worldwide (as of September 30, 2010), Building Technologies achieved a turnover of euro 7 billion in fiscal year 2009. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies.
Some of the statements made by Sunovia in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Sunovia believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: development and maintenance of strategic acquisitions; domestic and international acceptance of our product lines; defending our intellectual property and proprietary rights; development of new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully completing commercial testing of new technologies and systems to support new products and services; and attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Sunovia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.
SOURCE Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.