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Prescott Valley Center Brings Affordable Solar to Central Arizona Residents & BusinessesPhoenix Gets a Second Center to Service Large-Scale Commercial & Homebuilder Projects
Aug 31, 2012

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ, August 31, 2012 – SolarCity®, a national leader in clean energy services, has expanded its services in Arizona with the launch of a new operations center in Prescott Valley, and a second operations center in Phoenix that will service large-scale commercial and homebuilder projects. The two new centers, which have already hired staff, have generated local jobs in Arizona and will enable even more Arizona residents and businesses to increase their savings by paying less for clean, solar electricity than they currently pay for utility power. 

Leisa Brug, Energy Policy advisor to Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer, is attending today’s grand opening of the Prescott Valley operations center located in Dewey, Arizona.

“Arizona invests in sustainable energy alternatives as they directly impact the lives of our residents and the state’s economy with the creation of jobs,” said Brug. “We welcome SolarCity’s expansion in the state, as it supports our goal of making Arizona the leader in solar power generation.”

SolarCity first launched clean energy services in Arizona in 2008 and has rapidly expanded to five operations centers in the state with a workforce of more than 180 employees. In addition to the new Prescott Valley center, which will service residential and commercial solar customers, SolarCity this month opened a second operations center in south Phoenix dedicated to servicing its business and non-profit customers, and home builder partners.  The new center in Phoenix frees the existing center to focus on servicing local homeowners and small businesses.  SolarCity is currently hiring for more than 25 positions in Arizona, including 10 in Phoenix.   

Arizona’s solar energy production increased an astonishing 333 percent between 2010 and 2011, landing it in the third spot in the nation for the total number of photovoltaic (PV) installations.[1] SolarCity has contributed to the state’s solar energy production by bringing affordable solar to hundreds of everyday homeowners, and facilitating large solar installations for businesses, schools and government organizations, including the City of Chandler, National Bank of Arizona, Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Soaring Heights Communities at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 

“SolarCity is keeping up with the rising demand for affordable solar in Arizona without sacrificing on customer service,” said SolarCity’s Regional Vice President of Arizona, Albert Laird.  “The two new operations centers will help us better serve both existing and new customers in Arizona.”
SolarCity offers a range of solar and energy efficiency (EE) services in Arizona, including high efficiency water heaters, pool pumps and improved insulation.  Arizona homeowners and businesses interested in any of SolarCity’s services can contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) or online at www.solarcity.com/residential/free-solar-quote .  Candidates interested in available employment positions in Arizona can contact SolarCity’s local offices directly, or contact via online at www.solarcity.com/company/careers.

[1] U.S. Solar Market Insight Q1 2012 report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®)

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 15 states and signs up approximately one new customer every minute of the work day. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.