Mayor Sanders, CleanTECH San Diego Team up with OneRoof Energy to Announce Employment Opportunities
SAN DIEGO--Today, CleanTECH San Diego and Mayor Jerry Sanders joined OneRoof Energy at a newly solarized home to announce the creation of 100-plus new green jobs.
"With programs like SolarSelect, we'll continue to build our position as America's top solar city."
OneRoof Energy is the first U.S. residential solar company to work directly with roofers to sell and install its systems. The nation's demand for solar, rising sales and OneRoof Energy's SolarSelect® Lease program, has led to the company's extraordinary growth and local hiring opportunities. OneRoof Energy is looking to fill positions in sales, customer service, operations and other key departments this year.
Last year, OneRoof Energy received $50 million in financing to create the SolarSelect® Lease program. The simple lease program allows homeowners the ability to integrate solar into their roof with little to no upfront payment. Customers make a monthly lease payment for the system, which when combined with their new, lower electric bill, is lower than their existing bill without solar.
CleanTECH San Diego and Mayor Jerry Sanders praised OneRoof Energy's contribution to San Diego's position as a world leader in the clean technology industry and a leading green job provider.
"Not only does San Diego have the highest use of residential solar of any U.S. city, the region is also quickly becoming a North American hub for innovations in renewable energy," said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. "With programs like SolarSelect, we'll continue to build our position as America's top solar city."
The Berghage family of Rancho Penasquitos was one of the first to take advantage of the lease program. Today's press conference highlighted their new aesthetically pleasing solarized roof provided by OneRoof Energy. "When we learned how easy and simple it was to put solar on our roof with OneRoof Energy's lease program, it was a no-brainer," said Tom Berghage. "We will save thousands of dollars over the life of the lease and avoid annual electricity rate increases."
"Installing a solar system when a homeowner is replacing their roof is the most cost-effective and efficient way to install solar, as exemplified by the Berghage home," said OneRoof Energy CEO David Field. "Our dual warrantee covers both the roof and the production of the solar electric system, and the end result integrates nicely into the home design. This has been a huge factor in the rising product demand and growth of the company."
CleanTECH San Diego applauded OneRoof Energy's local influence as an innovative green technology company. The organization, created in partnership with Mayor Sanders, aims to stimulate innovation and advance the adoption of clean technologies in San Diego. OneRoof Energy CEO David Field has been involved with CleanTECH San Diego since its inception.
"OneRoof Energy offers a creative business model that will further accelerate the adoption of rooftop solar and stimulate job growth in our market," said CleanTECH San Diego Executive Vice President Holly Smithson. "What's exciting here is that OneRoof Energy's offerings will now bring the pride of solar power generation to anyone with a roof over their head."
To learn more about OneRoof Energy's simple, affordable solar and energy management systems, or for employment information visit www.oneroofenergy.com. For more information about CleanTECH San Diego, visit http://www.cleantechsandiego.org.
About OneRoof Energy
OneRoof Energy's mission is to provide simple, affordable solar solutions that people can trust. OneRoof Energy offers homeowners integrated, aesthetically pleasing solar solutions coupled with the peace of mind that comes with industry-leading warranties. Through OneRoof Energy's SolarSelect Lease, homeowners can lease solar energy generation systems for as little as zero down. Strategic investors in the company include Hanwha International and Black Coral Capital. www.oneroofenergy.com.
About CleanTECH San Diego
CleanTECH San Diego is a private, non-profit member organization formed in 2007. As one of the nation's premier cleantech cluster organizations, its mission is to position the region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. CleanTECH San Diego serves as a catalyst for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda.