SDC Capitalizes on its Dedication to Solar Power to Win Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA) Contract

Raleigh, NC - July 28, 2004 - Solar Data Centers, Inc. (SDC), the world's only company using solar energy to power every aspect of an organization's Internet operations, today announced that they have contracted with the Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA) to manage and host POVA's website and content management system. SDC will provide POVA with an Internet presence that is designed and configured to provide a high level of redundancy and 24/7/365 uptime. SDC's service portfolio meets POVA's need for a highly flexible and reliable Internet hosting infrastructure that also utilizes 100% renewable solar energy.

"Portland's is the first convention and visitors bureau in the country to use solar energy to completely power its website," said Karla Nutt, marketing manager for the Portland Oregon Visitors Association. "Portlanders have always had a passion for protecting the environment, for recycling, for conservation. SDC made it easy for us to continue that Portland tradition of doing business in an earth-friendly way."

By using Solar Data Centers Inc. to host the POVA website POVA will save the environment the equivalent of:

* 1.72 of Forest Acres Being Saved Monthly or
* 16,286 of Auto Miles Not Being Driven Monthly or
* 4.32 Tons of Coal Burned Not Being Burned Monthly or
* 14,482 Pounds of CO2 Not Being Produced Monthly

"So far 2004 has been a year of expansion for Solar Data Centers. We have consistently added high caliber customers in a variety of market segments, including business services (, environmental organizations (GeoThermal Resources Center) and now we have built on our experience in the non-profit sector with the Portland Oregon Visitors Association," said Steve May, founder and president of Solar Data Centers. "With the new investments we have made in both the SDC engineering division and our sales and marketing department we are looking forward to capitalizing on this momentum as we roll out an exciting line of technical enhancements to the SDC service portfolio towards the end of the year."

To meet POVA's specific website and content management system needs Solar Data Centers uses Windows and Linux Enterprise Servers, with value added options, including HSphere. SDC uses only top of the line IBM xSeries servers. These configurations will be the basis for stability and growth for Portland Oregon Visitors Association's Internet infrastructure.

The Portland Oregon Visitors Association will have full access to Solar Data Centers Inc. redundant DS-3 lines with 45mb/s throughput. All the server specifications are as follows: 2U Servers with a Dual 2.0 GHz processor, 1 GIG of RAM and 3 x 36.7 SCSI HD's In a RAID 5 Configuration. POVA's Internet solution will be backed up by SDC's managed dedicated hosting SLA and uptime service-level guarantees.

About POVA

POVA promotes the Portland metropolitan area as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. POVA is a private, non-profit destination marketing organization with a membership of more than 1,000 businesses. For more information visit

About Solar Data Centers, Inc.

Solar Data Centers, Inc. (SDC) is the only company in the world using solar energy to run every aspect of an organization's Internet operations. SDC provides a full range of Web services to more than 300 clients, most of which are corporations and non-profits interested in renewable energy and environmental issues. SDC utilizes exclusively 100% solar energy to power its servers, offering a broad range of complementary services such as Web hosting, system administration, Web site design, network security, programming and database management. Solar Data Centers derives its power from solar panels installed throughout the country. Using Green Certificates -- vouchers that organizations purchase to guarantee that renewable energy enters the general power grid -- each dollar spent with SDC is guaranteed to support renewable energy sources. For more information, call 1-800-830-3415 or visit

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