By Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

SolarCity said Tuesday it has hired Robert D. Kelly or "Bob" as its chief financial officer. Kelly is the former CFO and executive vice president of Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN), an independent wholesale power company.

⿿Bob Kelly has raised more than $48 billion to finance energy projects across a range of capital markets, and created a number of innovative structures to enable rapid growth for capital-intensive businesses,⿝ said Lyndon Rive, SolarCity⿿s CEO, in a prepared statement.

Kelly is expected to take over the company's financial affairs, corporate and project finance and accounting organizations. San Mateo-based SolarCity specializes in solar financing, design, installation, monitoring and energy efficiency services.

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