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New Amsterdam location is the company’s fifth in New York
Jun 04, 2015

Amsterdam, NY - SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY) is expanding its New York presence with a new 20,000 square foot operations center in Montgomery County. The new Amsterdam operations center— SolarCity's fifth in New York and second in the Capital Region—has brought solar job growth to the area with the company hiring installers, sales and support staff. This latest expansion pushes SolarCity’s total New York staffing to more than 675 people.

“The news of SolarCity's commitment to the City of Amsterdam is a welcome one in that it offers jobs in a new and important industry that is growing worldwide,” said Ann M. Thane, Mayor of Amsterdam. “We wish this company great success and will help out in any way necessary to make their transition to this community an easy one.”

 “I’m thrilled that SolarCity has chosen Amsterdam for the location of their new operations facility,” said New York State Senator George Amedore. “Not only will this create much-needed jobs, but it will also provide increased access for affordable solar options for area homeowners.”

“This investment in the City of Amsterdam is exciting news and another great opportunity in the ongoing revitalization of the upstate region,” said New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. “As an engineer by trade and member of the Assembly’s Committee on Energy, I look forward to a strong partnership with high-tech companies, like SolarCity, that are focusing their operations in our Amsterdam community and adding new jobs for hardworking local families.”

SolarCity makes it possible for many New York homeowners to go solar for no upfront cost and immediately pay less for solar than they pay for utility power.  SolarCity’s popular approach to solar has made the company the country’s #1 solar provider.

There are approximately 60 staff currently working out of the new operations center, and when fully staffed, it will employ in excess of 80. Most of the local jobs created with this expansion are in solar installation—the fastest growing solar jobs sector in the country [1]. SolarCity will post future employment opportunities online at www.solarcity.com/jobs.

Homeowners in the Capital Region who are interested in SolarCity's services can visit SolarCity online or contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) for a free, no-obligation solar consultation.

[1] The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2014

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.