Recent Utility Price Spikes Driving Interest; Expansion Brings New Jobs to Area

Hauppauge, NY  February 20, 2014

SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) is expanding its Long Island operations into an 18,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge. The new operations center quadruples SolarCity’s Long Island footprint, brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to keep pace with solar demand on Long Island. Utility price spikes have hit Long Island residents and businesses hard this year and that volatility has been driving interest in solar. SolarCity allows Long Island homeowners and businesses to immediately pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power, and lock in solar electricity rates for 20 years.

“Long Islanders have been hit hard utility price spikes this winter. Homeowners and businesses can protect themselves by making the move to solar,” said Leon Keshishian, SolarCity’s Northeast Regional Vice President.

Since first launching on Long Island in January of 2013, SolarCity has more than tripled its Long Island staff to 47—and currently has 15 open positions. SolarCity now employs more than 140 New Yorkers at its Albany, Westchester County and Long Island offices. Candidates interested in employment opportunities in New York can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at http://www.solarcity.com/jobs.

“We’re hiring on Long Island,” said Keshishian. “New York is taking the right steps to build the clean energy economy particularly with the NY-Sun Initiative—and it’s paying off with new jobs and affordable energy choices here on Long Island.”

Governor Cuomo’s NY Sun Initiative (NY-Sun) is designed to drive growth in the solar industry and make solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers. An important part of NY-Sun has been to allow Long Island residents more choice in how they go solar.

Homeowners on Long Island and across the New York metro area 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 http://www.solarcity.com/request.

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 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 three minutes. Visit the company online at http://www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.

Christine Gerani

Christine Gerani

Editor of SpotOnMagazine at SpotOnMagazine
Christine Gerani is the Editor of Long Island’s SpotOnMagazine, a website dedicated for lovers of Food, Booze and Music! She's interviewed everyone from Grammy winners to Reality Stars and is Executive Producer of "Bites & Booze with Matthew Kourie." Before that, Christine was a session singer and sang backup for Long Island Pop Star Debbie Gibson. She's performed at countless venue’s including Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum and Wembley Stadium in England. She's recently been a judge at the Long Island Horseradish Festival and was lead judge at the My Country 96.1 Next Big Country Star! For the second year in a row she has been a "WingMan" for New York Best Wings Festival.
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