Rayovac(R) Awarded Global Marketing and Distribution and Rights for a New Line of Switch and Outlet Plates that Illuminate Automatically During Power Outages

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sunovia Energy
Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SUNV), an energy independence company
based in Sarasota, Fla., today announced an exclusive marketing and
distribution agreement with the Rayovac division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. of
Madison, Wis. Under terms of the agreement, Rayovac will become the exclusive
global distributor for a new line of switch and outlet plates that illuminate
automatically during power outages, developed by Sunovia’s EvoLucia(TM)
Lighting Division.

The innovative switch and outlet plates contain LEDs (light emitting
diodes) that illuminate automatically when the power goes out to provide a
reliable, inexpensive and safe source of hands-free light. The switch and
outlet plates are not wired into the wall, but simply replace existing plates.
The products are powered by standard AA or AAA batteries that provide up to 48
hours of light. The products will be manufactured for Rayovac by EvoLucia,
which has exclusive rights to the patented technology that enables the device
to sense when there is a power outage, thereby illuminating the LEDs.

“These innovative new switch and outlet plates meet a real consumer need,”
said Tom Maskel, Director-Lighting Products of Rayovac, “providing safe,
effective, hands-free lighting during power outages. We are very excited to be
bringing these new products to market. We consider them an excellent
complement to the Rayovac product line, and we anticipate making them
available in many of the retailers where Rayovac products are sold.”

“We are very pleased that Rayovac will be distributing these EvoLucia
Lighting products,” said Bob Fugerer, president of Sunovia. “With Rayovac
bringing them to market, Sunovia can focus its full attention on further
developing our innovative solar and LED lighting technologies to fulfill our
mission of helping the world achieve energy independence.”

The term of the agreement with Rayovac is for 3 years, subject to review
after an initial 6 months evaluative period. There will be a mutual option for
an additional 3 years based on performance.

About Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.

Sunovia(TM) Energy Technologies is a Sarasota, Fla.-based energy
independence company. Sunovia’s primary lines of business are advanced,
cost-effective concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar systems that employ
patented cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell and infrared (IR) technologies,
and energy-efficient LED lighting products marketed under the EvoLucia(TM)

Sunovia’s solar and LED lighting technologies are among the most cost and
energy efficient in the world, and the company’s research and development is
dedicated to ensuring that Sunovia stays at the forefront of the renewable
energy curve as markets expand and territories are defined. Sunovia is being
advised by pre-eminent authorities in the field of renewable energy, including
former Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham and former Under Secretary of
Commerce, Kenneth I. Juster.

Sunovia owns a significant equity interest in Illinois-based EPIR
Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the field of IR sensors and IR imaging,
and is the exclusive marketing partner for all EPIR products. As a pioneer in
the commercialization of CdTe on Si and HgCdTe on Si photovoltaic products,
EPIR’s knowledge and experience is equal to or exceeds any company in the
world. EPIR holds the patent for growing CdTe directly on a Si readout
integrated circuit, for which the company is developing a manufacturing
capability with Congressional funding. Sunovia and EPIR have a network of
close collaborative relationships, including the Army Research Laboratory, the
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Night Vision Electronic Sensors
Directorate, BAE Systems, and other laboratories around the world.

More information about the exclusive partnership between Sunovia and EPIR
is available in the company’s Securities and Exchange filings at http://www.sec.com,
or at the companies’ Web sites, http://www.sunoviaenergy.com and http://www.epir.com.

The Sunovia(TM) logo is a registered service mark of Sunovia Energy
Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Sunovia Energy
products and services and EvoLucia(TM) products and services are provided by
Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.

About Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Spectrum Brands is a global consumer products company and a leading
supplier of consumer batteries, lawn and garden care products, specialty pet
supplies, shaving and grooming products, household insect control products,
personal care products and portable lighting. Helping to meet the needs of
consumers worldwide, included in its portfolio of widely trusted brands are
Rayovac(R), Varta(R), Remington(R), Tetra(R), Marineland(R), Nature’s
Miracle(R), Dingo(R), 8-In-1(R), Spectracide(R), Schultz(R), Cutter(R),
Repel(R), and HotShot(R). Spectrum Brands’ products are sold by the world’s
top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in 120
countries around the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Spectrum Brands
generated fiscal year 2007 net sales of $2.6 billion. The company’s stock
trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SPC.

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