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PV installation specialist SolarCity has announced the appointment of Jimmy Chuang as vice president of structured finance and Aaron Chew as vice president of investor relations.

Chuang and Chew will report to chief financial officer Bob Kelly.

Chuang has previously served as chief structured finance officer at GCL Solar Energy Inc.

His role is to lead SolarCity’s structured finance group by identifying and building relationships with tax equity and debt investors, as well as to research new clean energy methods for commercial and industrial sector at a lower cost.

Chuang has financed more than $2 billion, and more than 400MW, of US solar projects in his career.

He was serving in senior structured finance positions at Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and MMA Renewable Ventures Chuang.

Chuang, said: "SolarCity is the innovator in the U.S. solar industry - the company’s track record speaks for itself. I look forward to continuing to expand the company’s investment fund activity to further drive down the cost of providing cleaner, more affordable power to our customers."

Chew’s role is based on communicating SolarCity’s financial performance, strategy and growth prospects to analysts and investors.

Chew said: “SolarCity has cracked the code to scaling distributed energy generation. I look forward to helping communicate SolarCity’s remarkable story to a broader investment audience.”

Chew has served as vice president and senior vice president of equity research and senior alternative energy at the Maxim Group.

He also previously served as a senior solar analyst at Hapoalim Securities.

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