Partnership to Develop High Efficiency LED Based Lighting Fixtures and Solar Lighting systems

Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc., a renewable energy and energy conservation company, is pleased to announce that it has finalized an exclusive partnership with Kauffman Consulting, LLC for the design and development of proprietary, high-efficiency LED based solid-state lighting fixtures and solar lighting systems.

The Kauffman Consulting team has more than 80 years of combined experience in the lighting markets, and they are recognized experts within the areas of solid (3-D) modeling, prototyping, finite element analysis (FEA), drawing generation, technical support, testing, sourcing, manufacturing engineering, and market introduction. The firm specializes in rapid product development, and has developed products for companies including: American Electric Lighting, Thomas & Betts, Litton Microwave, Sunbeam Appliance Company, Spaulding Composites and Emerson Electric. Rick Kauffman, chief manager of Kauffman Consulting, has more than 30 years of experience in product development, with most of his experience in the outdoor lighting and roadway lighting sectors. Currently, Kauffman is the chairman of the Standard Practice Sub-committee of the Roadway Lighting Committee of the IESNA.

Kauffman Consulting provides Sunovia with the engineering and manufacturing capabilities that are required to rapidly expand the proprietary EvoLucia(TM) LED lighting product offering. In addition, Kauffman Consulting's pioneering achievements are well recognized within the industry, having led the product development and production of one of the most innovative roadway lighting products in more than 40 years.

"The finalization of this exclusive agreement with Kauffman Consulting is a major step in our company's evolution, and advances our capabilities to a level that should allow our company to become one of the preeminent providers of solid-state lighting solutions," said Sunovia President Bob Fugerer. "The importance of Rick Kauffman's team to our design, product development, manufacturing and marketing growth simply cannot be understated," added Fugerer.

About Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.

Sunovia Energy Technologies is a Sarasota, Fla.-based renewable energy and energy conservation company that is developing an advanced and cost-effective cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell technology. Sunovia is also the owner of the energy-efficient LED lighting product line, EvoLucia(TM). The EvoLucia(TM) brand is CE, FCC, TUV and IP23 regulatory approved, and is now marketed worldwide.

Sunovia owns a significant equity interest in Illinois-based EPIR Technologies, Inc., one of the most advanced IR sensor and IR imaging companies in the world. EPIR's knowledge, experience and expertise in the growth of CdTe, HgCdTe and other II-VI semiconductors equal or exceed any other company in the world. Their prowess in this area is unmatched and has been endorsed by the award of unprecedented congressional funds for the development of a manufacturing capability for CdTe on Si and the award of a patent for growing CdTe directly on a Si readout integrated circuit. EPIR and Sunovia have a network of close collaborative relationships with the major Defense Department and industrial labs involved in IR detection and imaging, including the Army Research Laboratory, the Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate, BAE Systems, and other laboratories around the world.

For more information or to view Sunovia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, visit

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