Department of Energy Awards Aquilent Contract for Solar Decathlon 2011

Aquilent announced yesterday that the Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring its IT services and support contract for Solar Decathlon 2011. Aquilent is the recognized leading provider of Web-based solutions in shaping the next generation of technology for the federal government.

The contract will allow Aquilent to provide comprehensive web-based IT solutions including infrastructure hosting and security, content delivery, development services, and managed care.

“The highly anticipated Solar Decathlon is an exciting opportunity for the DC region, showcasing the innovation and leadership qualities of the brightest college students from our nation and abroad,” stated Aquilent CEO David Fout. “Aquilent’s cloud computing solution is a perfect match to support the objectives of the Solar Decathlon. Our goal is to make this a fully seamless process where the power of cloud-based infrastructures gives web content new levels of reliability, accessibility, accuracy and efficiency.”

Under the Alliance for Sustainable Energy’s contract to manage and operate the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Aquilent is going to be in charge of analyzing, designing, implementing and maintaining specific web-based solutions to certify the success of the Solar Decathlon.

20 collegiate teams from around the world are challenged by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Since 2002, the event has been held four times. This year’s event will occur in Washington D.C’s National Mall’s West Potomac Park from September 23-October 2 and is projected to have more than 300,000 house visitors.

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