SOURCE: McKenzie Bay International

McKenzie Bay International

February 12, 2015 07:11 ET

CGE Energy and CREE LED Upgrade Renowned Cadillac Dealer

BRIGHTON, MI--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2015) - CGE Energy (CGE, currently trading as (OTC PINK: MKBY)) recently completed a CREE LED lighting upgrade for Cadillac of Novi. The name Cadillac has long been accepted as a brand name that sells itself. It is the go-to luxury vehicle for General Motors drivers, and potential buyers frequent the Novi, Michigan automotive dealership when considering the purchase of a new Cadillac. In fact, Cadillac of Novi is recognized as the number one Cadillac dealer in the nation.

Even with such a renowned brand and standing, Cadillac of Novi, in their constant pursuit of distinction, wanted to improve their customers' evening car-buying experience. They looked to CGE Energy to help with this cause by improving their dealership's parking lot lighting with energy efficient CREE LED lighting.

After a complete survey of the dealership, CGE Energy's engineers were able to reduce the number of necessary light fixtures from 140 to 71. Fewer fixtures combined with the energy savings of LED lighting reduced the dealership's energy use by 76%. These energy efficient fixtures also remove the orange or green colorcasts that are commonly seen under older lighting technology. Instead, they render the vehicles in true-to-life colors, so a pure white Escalade looks just as beautiful under an LED light at night as it does under the sunlight by day. CGE Energy was also able to secure the dealership a $19,000 energy rebate for their upgrade for even more savings.

Along with the savings incurred from the rebate, Cadillac of Novi will realize a 12-month return on investment, with an average monthly energy and maintenance savings of $2,283. The projected savings in energy costs stand at $314,043 over the next 10 years.

Taking things a step further, in order to ensure top-notch lighting in the future, Cadillac of Novi decided to also become a part of CGE Energy's RAMP Lighting Maintenance program. RAMP is worry-free lighting maintenance service that will keep the Novi dealership's parking lot and interior showroom looking their best throughout the lifetime of the lighting. CGE Energy technicians are only a phone call away for year-round service if needed.

Thoroughly impressed by the improvements made by CGE, the owners of Cadillac of Novi have contracted CGE Energy to upgrade and maintain the lighting of three other of their auto group's locations. By saving on monthly operation costs and removing the hassle of constant lighting maintenance, Cadillac of Novi can now focus on "selling cars by putting the customer first," which is the reason why Cadillac of Novi is the busiest Cadillac dealer in the nation.

Before and after pictures and a case study of Cadillac of Novi's energy project is available on CGE's website,

About CGE Energy
CGE Energy is a renewable energy and energy efficiency company headquartered in Brighton, Michigan. For more than 20 years, the company has provided energy solutions and is now offering Power Purchase Agreements. Today the company serves customers in the U.S. and abroad, using energy efficient technologies that include CREE LED lighting, their patented WIND•e20® wind turbine and SolarWorld solar generation. As of their January 31st merger with McKenzie Bay International, CGE Energy is now a publicly traded company. CGE will trade under the ticker symbol (OTC PINK: MKBY) until FINRA approval.

About Cadillac of Novi
Cadillac of Novi is proud to serve the Novi, Michigan and surrounding areas with an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned Cadillac vehicles. Holding the recognition of the number one Cadillac dealership in the nation, Cadillac of Novi's knowledgeable sales staff is dedicated to top-notch customer service and buyer experience. The dealership has a certified service department that can handle any vehicle repair and also carries a vast inventory of parts.

About Cree
Cree, Inc. is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

Certain statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements and do not guarantee future performance. Actual results or developments may differ materially from the projections in the forward-looking statements.

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