With Governor & CEO on Hand, SolarCity Expands Connecticut Operations, Increases Hiring

Company allows Connecticut businesses and homeowners to install solar for free and pay less for solar electricity than utility power

HARTFORD, Conn.--()--Less than a year after launching its clean energy business in Connecticut, SolarCity® is expanding its operations, increasing hiring and moving into a larger operations center in Rocky Hill. SolarCity offers Connecticut homeowners and businesses the ability to install solar energy for free and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power.

“With residents and businesses saving significant money on what they were paying for utility power, the state has become a center for the emerging cleantech economy.”

With Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy and CEO Lyndon Rive in attendance Thursday for the grand opening of SolarCity’s Hartford operations center, the company – which has grown its Connecticut workforce from zero to 45 in the last year – announced that it is now seeking hires for an additional 15 open positions in the state. Open positions include electricians, installers, sales staff, auditors, and project managers.

The expansion is due in large part due to the efforts of the state, through programs at Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to promote, develop and invest in clean energy and energy efficiency projects.

“I am pleased to see clean energy companies such as Solar City hiring more and more Connecticut residents as a result of last year's energy bill and the important energy initiatives we have put in place,” said Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy. “Solar City's expansion in our state is just the latest example of how Connecticut is leading the way in driving down energy prices, increasing the availability of solar and other renewable energy resources and creating new jobs for our residents.”

SolarCity provides a range of clean energy services that would otherwise be provided by several different companies, and can tailor service options for each customer’s energy needs. The company provides solar design, installation, financing and performance guarantees, and consumer applications such as SolarGuard® and PowerGuide™ online energy monitoring services. Company services also include Energy efficiency evaluations and upgrades, and electric vehicle charging installation.

Since its initial launch in Connecticut, SolarCity has installed over 200 residential and commercial solar systems, and its commercial projects include the Regional Water Authority of Hamden and municipal projects for the cities of New Haven and Glastonbury.

“Connecticut and Governor Malloy are taking the right steps to create clean energy jobs and give people clean, affordable energy choices,” said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. “With residents and businesses saving significant money on what they were paying for utility power, the state has become a center for the emerging cleantech economy.”

Connecticut homeowners and businesses interested in any of SolarCity’s services can contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) or visit SolarCity online at www.solarcity.com/request. SolarCity services are available to Connecticut homeowners who are customers of Connecticut Power & Light (CL&P) and United Illuminating (UI).

Candidates interested in available employment positions can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/jobs.

About SolarCity

SolarCity®—a national leader in clean energy products and services—provides homeowners, business and government organizations cleaner, more affordable alternatives to their utility bills. The company makes it simple for customers to lock in lower, long-term rates for clean energy by providing everything from permitting and installation to ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Additional information about the company is available on the Web at www.solarcity.com.

Contacts

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Sam Boykin, 917-447-2657
sam@samboykin.net
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Will Craven, 650-963-5670
wcraven@solarcity.com

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