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State’s solar adoption is creating more local jobs
Apr 16, 2015

NEWARK, Del.– SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, has launched its second operations center in Delaware in the city of Newark. Governor Jack Markell joined the company this morning to celebrate the increase in jobs and clean energy production that the new warehouse brings to the state. SolarCity makes it possible for many Delaware homeowners to install solar for no upfront cost and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for power from the local utility. Recent Delaware customers have been paying up to 25 percent less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power, and customer adoption of solar power in New Castle County and across the state is driving local job growth.  

“The future of solar in Delaware is bright and we remain focused on being a leader in the adoption of renewable energy,” said Governor Markell. “SolarCity’s expanded presence and the jobs being created at this new facility are a win-win. They support our ongoing clean energy efforts and, most importantly, are putting more people to work in Delaware.”

Governor Markell and the Delaware Legislature have championed the growth of the clean energy economy in the state with key policies like a renewable portfolio standard mandating that 25 percent of the state’s energy production comes from renewable energy by 2026.

SolarCity launched in Delaware a year ago with the opening its Seaford operations center, one of the more than 70 regional warehouses SolarCity has across the nation. Now, the company has more than 90 employees across Delaware and plans to fill more than 50 additional local positions.  SolarCity operations centers serve as a base for installation crews and vehicles, electricians, site surveyors and local sales teams. 

Homeowners in Delaware who are interested in SolarCity's services can visit SolarCity online at www.solarcity.com or contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) for a free, no-obligation solar consultation. Candidates interested in employment opportunities in Delaware can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/jobs.

This release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding customer savings and benefits, and future hiring and expansion. 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 annual report on Form 10-K, 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.

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