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

BELTSVILLE, Md.--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.


"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."

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® — a national leader in clean energy services — provides homeowners, business and government organizations cleaner, more affordable alternatives to their utility bills. The company makes it simple for customers to lock in lower, long-term rates for clean energy by providing everything from permitting and installation to ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Additional information about the company is available on the Web at www.solarcity.com.

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