BLACKWOOD, N.J., Dec. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY) today announced a new, 8,000-square-foot operations center in Blackwood, New Jersey, that will bring new jobs to the area and help South Jersey homeowners save money by using cleaner energy.
The expansion coincides with middle-class New Jersey homeowners becoming one of the hottest residential solar demographics in the nation, according to a recent Center for American Progress report. SolarCity is helping to drive that trend by making it possible for local homeowners and businesses to install solar panels for free, and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power. SolarCity is expanding in the region even as local incentives have declined, which sends a strong signal that the local solar industry has matured over the last five years.
"To meet the type of demand we're seeing in South Jersey, we need cut drive times and get out to homes faster than we could from our Cranbury Operations Center," said Leon Keshishian, SolarCity's regional vice president on the East Coast. "We've had a lot of success here in South Jersey because we can offer homeowners from a range of socio-economic backgrounds the option to get solar with no upfront cost and make it possible for them to immediately pay less on their monthly bill."
The new South Jersey operations center has already created 20 local jobs, and SolarCity expects to fill 15-20 additional positions at the location in the next few months. Candidates interested in available employment positions in New Jersey can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/jobs.
New Jersey 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® (Nasdaq:SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company offers solar power, energy efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer every five minutes. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.
This release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding expected savings on energy costs, future growth and future hiring. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward looking statements. You should read the section entitled "Risk Factors" in SolarCity's quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and identifies certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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