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.