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Recent Utility Price Spikes Driving Interest in Solar Power Bringing New Jobs to Area

Recent Utility Price Spikes Driving Interest in Solar Power Bringing New Jobs to AreaHauppauge, NY, Feb, 2014—SolarCity®  is expanding its Long Island operations into an 18,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge. The new operations center quadruples SolarCity’s Long Island footprint, brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to keep pace with solar demand on Long Island. Utility price spikes have hit Long Island residents and businesses hard this year and that volatility has been driving interest in solar. SolarCity allows Long Island homeowners and businesses to immediately pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power, and lock in solar electricity rates for 20 years.

“Long Islanders have been hit hard utility price spikes this winter. Homeowners and businesses can protect themselves by making the move to solar,” said Leon Keshishian, SolarCity’s Northeast Regional Vice President.

Since first launching on Long Island in January of 2013, SolarCity has more than tripled its Long Island staff to 47—and currently has 15 open positions. SolarCity now employs more than 140 New Yorkers at its Albany, Westchester County and Long Island offices. Candidates interested in employment opportunities in New York can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at

“We’re hiring on Long Island,” said Keshishian. “New York is taking the right steps to build the clean energy economy particularly with the NY-Sun Initiative—and it’s paying off with new jobs and affordable energy choices here on Long Island.”

Governor Cuomo’s NY Sun Initiative (NY-Sun) is designed to drive growth in the solar industry and make solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers. An important part of NY-Sun has been to allow Long Island residents more choice in how they go solar.

Homeowners on Long Island and across the New York metro area who are interested in SolarCity’s services can contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) for a free, no-obligation solar consultation or visit SolarCity online at

This release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding expected savings on energy costs, future growth and future hiring. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward looking statements. You should read the section entitled “Risk Factors” in SolarCity’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and identifies certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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