SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity (Nasdaq:SCTY), the nation's #1 solar power provider and largest solar employer, is expanding again. Following a quarter in which it more than tripled the number of new customers it added as compared to the same period the prior year, SolarCity plans to open 20 new operations centers in seven states . The new regional operations centers are expected to create more than 600 additional jobs in Arizona, California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and New York. The new locations will reduce operations costs by decreasing service and installation drive times, and will contribute to state and local economies by creating new jobs in a range of disciplines. SolarCity expects to open new operations centers in the following areas by the end of the year:
- Tucson (2nd location)
- Atwater Village
- Rancho Cordova
- San Francisco
- Yuba City
- North Las Vegas
- Long Island (2nd location)
- Orange County
SolarCity's expansion continues a period of sustained growth. Within the last six months, SolarCity also opened its first operations center in Nevada and began offering solar services in the state, its first operations center in Delaware, a second and third location in Massachusetts, a third location in Maryland, and new operations centers in Kona, Hawaii and on Long Island, N.Y. The company now employs more than 7,000 full-time workers in the U.S.
Homeowners and businesses interested in SolarCity's services can contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) for a free, no-obligation solar consultation or visit SolarCity online at www.solarcity.com/request. Candidates interested in available employment opportunities can apply online at www.solarcity.com/jobs.
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 makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 15 states and signs up a new customer every minute of the workday. 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 future expansion 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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