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SolarCity Opens New Operations Center in Upper Marlboro

Center is one of five in the state


Solar City logo. SolarCity is expanding its Maryland operations with a new 20,000 square foot operations center in Upper Marlboro. Solar City logo. SolarCity is expanding its Maryland operations with a new 20,000 square foot operations center in Upper Marlboro.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (June 16, 2016)—SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) is expanding its Maryland operations with a new 20,000 square foot operations center in Upper Marlboro. The new operations center—SolarCity's fifth in Maryland—brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to install and service customers in the Annapolis area and Southern Maryland.

"I had the opportunity to visit SolarCity's Beltsville facility in 2012, and I'm very pleased that they are continuing to expand their operations in Maryland with the opening of a new center in Upper Marlboro," said Congressman Steny Hoyer. "It is critical that we invest in clean and affordable energy, and SolarCity is helping to make it easier for consumers to switch to cleaner energy. I am also proud that SolarCity is providing new opportunities for energy sector jobs and assisting consumers with installing solar technology for Fifth District residents and all Marylanders."

"I am pleased to welcome a new SolarCity operation center to Prince George's County," said Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. "SolarCity is an example of the type of jobs and industries my Administration has been targeting to bring to the County. I look forward to working with SolarCity to increase their footprint and job opportunities for County residents."

Maryland State Senator Doug Peters also welcomed SolarCity's new operations center in Maryland's 23rd legislative district. Senator Peters stated, "I am excited about the jobs that will come to this area with this new center and the enhanced access to alternative energy sources for my constituents."

SolarCity makes it possible for many Maryland homeowners to install solar panels for no upfront cost and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for electricity from the local utility. SolarCity can install solar for Maryland residents for no money out of pocket and show immediate savings—with system design, installation, monitoring, insurance, and a performance guarantee included.

SolarCity currently employs more than 75 staff at the new facility—and has more than 100 open positions across the state. Open positions include installers, sales, electricians and engineers. SolarCity now employs nearly 1,000 staff in Maryland.

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