SALT LAKE CITY, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), the nation's #1 solar power provider, today announced it will open a regional corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The company is hiring at a temporary location initially as it scouts for a location for a large corporate campus. SolarCity expects to create thousands of new jobs over the next ten years, primarily in professional services functions such as accounting, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and sales support.
"SolarCity is leading a solar revolution and we are empowering communities with clean energy and sustainable job creation. We hope to attract many professionals in Utah and work alongside Utah policymakers to strengthen the state's environmental policies and clean air initiatives," said Brendon Merkley, Executive Vice President, Customer Operations of SolarCity, who was raised in Utah and is an alumnus of Brigham Young University.
In addition to an educated talent pool and favorable economic conditions, Utah was ranked #1 in Forbes Magazine's annual The Best States for Business Study in 2014. SolarCity also chose the Beehive State for the high quality of life and year-round outdoor sports culture.
"SolarCity's choice of Utah for its regional headquarters is a reflection of the vibrant growth of alternative energy companies in the state," said Val Hale, executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. "The creation of thousands of jobs over the coming decade is likely only a beginning."
Recently celebrating its 9th anniversary on July 4, SolarCity provides approximately one out of every three solar systems in the U.S. and employs more than 12,000 people nationwide. SolarCity has already completed installations at the Utah National Guard and Utah Olympic Oval.
"I welcome SolarCity to Salt Lake City," said Mayor Ralph Becker. "We are excited to have SolarCity choose us for a regional headquarters. Their work will help us achieve our aggressive goals to have clean, affordable renewable energy in the region."
SolarCity has begun recruiting for roles in its temporary downtown location at 175 East 400 South, 7th Floor, Salt Lake City. Those interested in applying can visit http://www.solarcity.com/careers/.
About SolarCity SolarCity 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 makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 18 states. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.
SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
This release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding job development, anticipated amounts of capital investment and wages payable, and estimated tax revenue. 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 most recently filed 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.