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SolarCity is continuing its upward spiral. At the beginning of this week, the company announced its partnership with Credit Suisse on a second round of investment. SolarCity has now opened an expanded operations centre in Beltsville, US. The company is ensuring new jobs in Maryland and to give the state’s homeowners, businesses and non-profit organizations better energy options that can cost less than their utility bills. Attendees at today’s grand opening included US senator Ben Cardin, as well as state senator Jim Rosapepe and state delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk.
Over the last eighteen months, SolarCity claims it has grown from twelve to over 100 Maryland employees, whilst providing solar energy services to more than 1,000 buildings across the state. SolarCity is currently offering Marylanders the ability to install solar energy for free and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power.
“Using renewable energy is good for the environment, good for our national and economic security and good for the customers who get to cut their utility bills. Marylanders are creating a dynamic clean energy economy thanks to effective state energy policies and federal initiatives designed to empower homeowners and small businesses,” said senator Cardin, a member of the senate environment and public works committee.
“Solar energy makes sense for a wide range of homeowners and businesses,” said SolarCity regional vice president Leon Keshishian. “Going solar can save Marylanders significant money on what they’re currently paying for utility power--and it’s easier to go solar now than ever before.”