SolarCity to Provide Solar Electricity to 7,500 Military Homes at Island Palm Communities at Multiple Army Bases in Hawai'i

One of Largest Solarstrong Projects to Date Expected to Add 12.8 Megawatts of Generation Capacity Throughout Oahu, Including Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks

MILILANI, Hawai'i, July 24, 2013 -- SolarCity

(Nasdaq:SCTY) today announced plans to add 12.8 megawatts of new solar
generation capacity to provide solar power to up to 7,500 military homes at
Lend Lease-managed Island Palm Communities throughout the island of Oahu,
including Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Aliamanu
Military Reservation, Helemano Military Reservation and Tripler Army Medical
Center in Hawai'i. The projects are the latest to be announced under
SolarCity's SolarStrong initiative, a five-year plan to build more than $1
billion in solar projects to provide power to up to 120,000 military homes
in the United States. SolarCity has now initiated projects that are expected
to provide renewable power to approximately 22,000 military homes when

In addition to the work announced today, SolarStrong projects are underway
at Fort Bliss in Texas, White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force
Base in New Mexico, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base
Hawai'i and Navy Region Hawai'i, Los Angeles Air Force Base, and Peterson
and Schriever Air Force Bases in Colorado.

"Hawai'i is dependent upon petroleum for approximately 75 percent of its
energy needs, making the military's further adoption of solar a win for
national security as well as the environment," said Aaron Gillmore,
SolarCity's vice president of solar development.

In addition to SolarStrong, SolarCity is pursuing a veteran hiring
initiative as part of its Workforce Development program. The company
currently employs more than 100 veterans in various positions, including IT,
sales, managerial, administration, design and installation. SolarCity has
partnered with several veteran programs across the country, including
Veteran Affairs national offices, JPMorgan Chase & Co's '100,000 Jobs
Mission,' Swords to Plowshares, The California National Guard, The
California Conservation Corps and Veterans Green Jobs. SolarCity was
recently recognized by the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the
California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) for "outstanding service in the
employment of veterans" for the year 2013 and also received the "Outstanding
Industry Partner Award" from Veterans Green Jobs.

About SolarCity
SolarCity(R) (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
SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer every five
minutes. Visit the company online at and follow the
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