SolarCity Expands to Hawai’i, Introduces Affordable New Solar Options for Homeowners and Businesses
Company expects to hire as many as 100 local residents this year and gives O‘ahu homeowners the option to go solar for as little as $60 a month
MILILANI, Oahu, Hawai’i, July 11, 2011—Hawai’i homeowners and businesses, who pay some of the highest electricity rates in the U.S., can now pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay for electricity from the utility grid. SolarCity, Hawai’i’s first full service solar power provider, is now offering one of the most affordable residential solar options on O’ahu, allowing some homeowners to adopt solar for as little as $60 per month. SolarCity will initially serve residential customers on O‘ahu, and business and non-profit customers on O‘ahu, Maui, Hawai’i Island, Kaua‘i and Lana’i.
Pete Cooper, a 40-year resident of Hawai‘i, and his organization Sun Energy Solutions have joined SolarCity to form the core of the company’s local operations team. SolarCity has opened a new operations center in Mililani, O‘ahu, and expects to hire up to 100 local workers this year.
“Hawai’i is one of the best places in the world for solar. Homeowners pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country and with the abundance of sun throughout the year, solar makes both financial and environmental sense for local residents,” said Cooper, SolarCity’s regional director in Hawai’i. “SolarCity is making it simple for O‘ahu homeowners to switch to clean power for less than they pay for electricity from the power company.”
SolarCity has opened a 19,500 square foot warehouse in Mililani to support its growing business. The company has already hired 35 local residents and expects to hire 55-65 more this year. For more information on open positions in Hawai’i, please visit http://solarcity.com/hr/careers.aspx.
SolarCity offers homeowners, businesses and non-profit organizations a single source for solar power design and engineering, financing, installation, insurance, monitoring and repair services. Local homeowners and business owners interested in SolarCity’s services can contact the company directly at 1-808-792-1233 for a free, no-obligation solar consultation, or visit SolarCity online at www.solarcity.com/request.
SolarCity®—a national leader in solar power design, financing, installation, monitoring and energy efficiency services—was founded with the mission to help millions of homeowners and businesses adopt clean power, protect themselves from rising gas and electricity costs and protect their environment from polluting power sources. The company’s SolarLease® and Power Purchase Agreement (SolarPPA™) 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’s 24 operations centers serve Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C. Additional information about the company is available on the Web at www.solarcity.com.