TUCSON, Ariz., July 20, 2010—For less money each month than they might pay for a single tank of gas, Tucson homeowners can now install solar power, significantly reduce their electricity bills and save money from day one. SolarCity®, a national leader in solar financing, design, installation, monitoring and related services, today announced the availability of its solar lease (SolarLease®) option for homeowners and businesses in Tucson. SolarCity recently won approval from the Arizona Corporation Commission to extend solar service agreement (SSA) options to nonprofit organizations in Arizona, and will make those options available to Tucson area schools and other nonprofit organizations as well. Through its financing options, SolarCity can allow Tucson homeowners, businesses and non-profit organizations to install and use solar power for no money down and pay less than they previously paid for electricity, allowing them to save money from day one and use cleaner power at the same time.
SolarLease pricing in Tucson starts at $30 per month with no upfront cost, on approved credit. SolarLease includes custom design and installation, SolarCity’s SolarGuard® Internet-based monitoring service, repairs and insurance. SolarCity’s affordable lease option is made possible in part by solar rebates provided by Tucson Electric Power (TEP), and SolarCity will handle all rebate administration paperwork for the customer. SolarCity’s offer will initially be available exclusively to homeowners and businesses served by TEP in the Tucson area.
SolarCity is moving into a new operations facility in Tucson this week and is currently hiring in the area. Candidates interested in available employment positions in Tucson can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/company/careers.
“Tucson is one of the best solar markets in the world,” said Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity. “Tucson has some of the most consistent sunshine in the U.S., and a population that is eager to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.”
SolarCity launched operations in Tucson in 2009 with its installation for Soaring Heights Communities at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The company completed a 3.4-megawatt ground-mounted solar power system last December as part of that project, and has been installing solar panels on hundreds of residential rooftops at the base to provide the balance for what will ultimately be a 6-megawatt, solar-powered community, the largest of its kind in the continental U.S.
Homeowners interested in leasing or purchasing a solar system or any of 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. More information about SolarLease is available online at www.solarcity.com/residential/affordable-solar-lease.
SolarCity—a national leader in solar power system design, financing, installation, monitoring and related services—was founded with the mission to help millions of homeowners and businesses adopt solar power, protect themselves from rising electricity costs, and protect their environment from polluting power sources. The company’s SolarLease and Solar Service Agreement options can make it possible for homeowners and businesses to switch to clean, solar power for less money than they currently pay for electricity. SolarCity currently serves 1,000 communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Texas. Additional information about the company is available on the Web at www.solarcity.com.
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.