PEMBROKE, Mass., May 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY) is expanding its Massachusetts operations with a new 7,500 square foot South Shore Operations Center in Pembroke. Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Alicia Barton, State Representative Josh Cutler and State Representative Viriato deMacedo were among the officials on hand to celebrate the expansion. The new operations center— SolarCity's second in Massachusetts—brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to keep pace with growing solar demand in the southeastern part of the state. SolarCity allows Massachusetts homeowners and businesses to immediately pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the state legislature have championed the growth of the solar industry in Massachusetts. The passing of the Green Communities Act, the Global Warming Solutions Act and the Green Jobs Act in 2008 set the framework for Massachusetts energy policies that have helped to spur the rapid growth in the Massachusetts solar marketplace.
The expansion means a significant number of new jobs for the area. SolarCity currently has more than 60 open positions for the new facility—and 100 open positions across the state. Open positions include installers, sales, electricians and engineers. SolarCity now employs more than 120 staff in Massachusetts. Candidates interested in employment opportunities 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. 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 15 states and signs a new customer every three minutes. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.
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