SolarCity expands its Long Island operations with an 18,000-square-foot facility in Hauppauge. The new operations center quadruples SolarCity’s Long Island footprint and brings new jobs to the area.
SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) is expanding again. This time, it’s beefing up its Long Island operations with an 18,000-square-foot facility in Hauppauge. The new operations center quadruples SolarCity’s Long Island footprint and brings new jobs to the area.
Utility price spikes have hit Long Island residents and businesses hard this year, and that volatility has been driving interest in solar. SolarCity’s expansion allows the company to keep pace with increasing solar demand in the area. The company provides solar leases and PPAs that cut electricity costs for homeowners and businesses, and lock in solar electricity rates for 20 years.
“Long Islanders have been hit hard [by] 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.
According to the latest Solar Jobs Census, New York jumped from #7 to the #5 state for solar jobs. This is attributed in part to the solar policies being pursued by Governor Cuomo, including a 10-year extension of the NY-Sun Initiative.
SolarCity is doing its part. Since first launching on Long Island in January of 2013, the company has more than tripled its Long Island staff to 47. SolarCity currently has 15 open positions, and it already employs more than 140 New Yorkers at its Albany, Westchester County, and Long Island offices.
“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.”
NY-Sun is designed not only to drive growth in the solar industry but also to 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.