SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY) is expanding its popular solar service to Western Massachusetts with a new operations center in Agawam. The new operations center— SolarCity's fourth in Massachusetts—will allow the company to serve a broad area across the western part of the state.
SolarCity makes it possible for many Massachusetts homeowners to go solar with no upfront cost and immediately pay less for solar than they pay for utility power. Massachusetts residents have experienced some of the fastest-growing utility rates in the country in recent years, and SolarCity allows homeowners to lock in affordable rates to protect themselves from rising energy costs. SolarCity will initially offer service to customers of National Grid and Western Massachusetts Electric in the region.
SolarCity's expansion brings a significant number of local jobs—there are approximately 30 staff working out of the Western Massachusetts operations center today and the company plans to fill an additional 50 positions for the facility. SolarCity now employs more than 400 staff in Massachusetts and more than 8,500 nationwide. Candidates interested in employment opportunities in Massachusetts can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/jobs.
Homeowners in Massachusetts who are 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.
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.
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, with more than 65 locations nationally, and signs up approximately one new customer every minute of the work day. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.
CONTACT: Sam Boykin for SolarCity 917-447-2657 email@example.comSource:SolarCity