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SolarCity Opens Expanded Beltsville Operations Center, with Keynote Address from Senator Cardin

Company Seeks Local Hires as Maryland Businesses & Homeowners Seek to Pay Less for Solar Electricity than Utility Power

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Photo Caption: SolarCity Regional Vice President Leon Keshishian, Maryland State Delegate Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk, and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin do the honors at the grand opening of SolarCity's Beltsville Operations Center. (Photo: Alison Harbaugh, Sugar Farm Productions)


BELTSVILLE, MD, July 26, 2012 -- SolarCity®, a national leader in clean energy services, has opened an expanded operations center in Beltsville that will bring new jobs to Maryland and give the state’s homeowners, businesses, and non-profit organizations better energy options that can cost less than their utility bills. Attendees at today’s grand opening included U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, as well as State Senator Jim Rosapepe and State Delegate Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk.

Over the last eighteen months, SolarCity has grown from twelve to over 100 Maryland employees, and has provided solar energy services to more than 1,000 buildings across the state. SolarCity can currently offer Marylanders the ability to install solar energy for free and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power.

“Using renewable energy is good for the environment, good for our national and economic security, and good for the customers who get to cut their utility bills. Marylanders are creating a dynamic clean energy economy thanks to effective state energy policies and Federal initiatives designed to empower homeowners and small businesses,” said U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

“Solar energy makes sense for a wide range of homeowners and businesses,” said SolarCity Regional Vice President Leon Keshishian. “Going solar can save Marylanders significant money on what they’re currently paying for utility power--and it’s easier to go solar now than ever before.”

SolarCity is also hiring for open positions in Beltsville, and currently has 10 openings in the state of Maryland. Available jobs include electricians, installers, managers and auditors. Candidates interested in available employment positions in Maryland can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at www.solarcity.com/jobs.

SolarCity also offers a range of energy efficiency (EE) services in Maryland—including the recently unveiled Home Energy Loan for energy efficiency upgrades. Interested homeowners and businesses can contact SolarCity directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) or visit SolarCity online at www.solarcity.com/request.

 

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 offers solar power, energy efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer every three minutes. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.

 

 

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