SolarCity announces an expansion in Massachusetts with a new 7500-square-foot operations center. The expansion will bring 60 new jobs to the state, where SolarCity already employs more than 120 people.
Today, the company announced that it’s expanding its Massachusetts operations with a new 7500-square-foot South Shore Operations Center in Pembroke.
The new operations center, SolarCity’s second in Massachusetts, will allow the company to keep pace with growing solar demand in the southeastern part of the state.
The expansion also means that a significant number of new jobs will come to the area. SolarCity currently has more than 60 open positions for the new facility, and 100 across the state. Open positions include installers, salespeople, electricians. and engineers. SolarCity already employs more than 120 staff in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the state legislature have championed the growth of the solar industry in Massachusetts, where solar enjoys considerable popular support. The passing of the Green Communities Act, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and the Green Jobs Act in 2008 set the framework for Massachusetts energy policies that have helped to spur the rapid growth in the Massachusetts solar marketplace.