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SolarCity Expects to Hire 300 New Employees with Roseville Office Expansion

ROSEVILLE, Calif., March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity (Nasdaq:SCTY), the nation's #1 solar provider, today announced its move into a vast new Roseville, California office to accommodate its growing local staff. The company currently employs more than 450 in sales, project management, marketing, design and IT roles at the location, and SolarCity expects to boost its local workforce by 65 percent in 2015, hiring at least 300 additional employees to the inside sales team. SolarCity inaugurated the new office today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and will host a job fair onsite tomorrow, Saturday, Mar. 28, to kick off hiring efforts.

The bulk of the company's national inside sales team, which provides virtual solar energy consultations and services to customers in 16 states, is housed in Roseville. The new 60,000-square foot facility at 1000 Enterprise Way consolidates employees from five disparate offices in neighboring Granite Bay where Paramount Solar, acquired by SolarCity in 2013, was previously located. More than 250 employees also work at SolarCity's Sacramento operations center, which provides solar installation services to the Sacramento metro area.

SolarCity is the largest solar employer in the United States, with more than 10,000 employees across the country. The solar industry overall enlarged its employee rolls by 22 percent in 2014—a growth rate 20 times higher than the rest of the U.S. economy [1]—while SolarCity grew by 107 percent in 2014. The company's hiring fair at the new Roseville location is Saturday, Mar. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to begin filling its open positions.

"It's exciting to see an industry leader like SolarCity expand within the Greater Sacramento area," said Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber). "The company brings an abundance of high quality, career-track jobs to our region as we continue to improve our overall employment picture."

"The local success and growth of companies like SolarCity shows that the City of Roseville has what it takes to help foster a new economy," said Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia. "The hundreds of jobs that SolarCity has brought to our community simply did not exist less than a decade ago, and we are delighted to see our citizens benefit from this evolution."

Candidates interested in employment opportunities in Roseville and Sacramento who cannot attend the hiring fair may review available positions and contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/jobs. Homeowners interested in SolarCity's services may visit SolarCity online at www.solarcity.com/request or contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) for a free, no-obligation solar consultation.

About SolarCity

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 16 states. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.

[1] The Solar Foundation's National Solar Jobs Census 2014

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

This release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding future hiring and assumptions relating to the foregoing. 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 our annual report on form 10-K which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which 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.

CONTACT: Media Contact Molly Canales 650-963-5674Source:SolarCity