There has been much discussion about the future of SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) due to its Q2 losses. But even though SolarCity experienced a loss, it was lower than expected — and the company has plans for further growth.
SolarCity, already the largest solar employer and the nation’s #1 solar installer, is expanding again. Following a quarter in which it more than tripled the number of new customers compared to the same period the prior year, SolarCity plans to open 20 new operations centers in seven states . The new regional operations will be located in Arizona, California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, and New York.
The new locations will reduce operations costs by decreasing service and installation drive times, and will contribute to state and local economies by creating an estimated 600 new jobs in a range of disciplines.
SolarCity expects to open new operations centers in the following areas by the end of the year:
- Tucson (2nd location)
- Atwater Village
- Rancho Cordova
- San Francisco
- Yuba City
- North Las Vegas
- Long Island (2nd location)
- Orange County
Within the last six months, SolarCity has opened its first operations center in Nevada and has begun offering solar services in the state, as well as opening six additional centers in other states. The company now employs more than 7000 full-time workers in the U.S.