SolarCity Expands to Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland

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SolarCity announces that it’s expanding into Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Strong solar policies in Delaware helped make this expansion happen.

Solar provider SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) keeps expanding. According to the GTM Research US PV Leaderboard, SolarCity now provides about one in every three U.S. residential solar electricity systems. The company seems set on maintaining this position. In another expansion on the east coast, they’re now moving into Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This week, SolarCity opened a new, 9,600 square-foot operations center in Seaford, Delaware.

SolarCity previously offered limited service in the area from operations centers in Maryland and New Jersey. The new location will allow SolarCity to better service Delaware along with the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The new operations center in Delaware brings new jobs to the region—SolarCity expects to fill an additional 12 open positions at the location in the next few months.

 

“SolarCity provides Delaware homeowners and businesses the option to reduce their utility bills, lock in their solar energy costs and do something positive for the environment at the same time,” said Leon Keshishian, SolarCity’sregional vice president on the east coast. “We can give many Delaware customers the opportunity to save money from day one by using cheaper, cleaner solar electricity.”

 

This expansion is due in large part to the efforts of the state of Delaware, including its strong support of fair net metering policies and a cost-effective renewable portfolio standard. That’s yet more backup to our assertion that policy trumps sunshine when it comes to solar adoption.