SolarCity opens Henderson Operations Center, the first center in Nevada. SolarCity will use the operations center as its regional hub to install solar for Nevada residents and businesses.
SolarCity makes it possible for many Las Vegas area homeowners to install solar panels for free and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for electricity from the local utility. SolarCity can allow Nevada homeowners to go solar for as little as US$30 per month, with design, installation, financing, insurance, monitoring and a performance guarantee included. The company has already signed up more than 1,500 new customers and expects to begin installations this month, upon opening of the SolarGenerations program.
The expansion diversifies the categories of solar jobs for the area, and SolarCity already employs 60 at the new facility, and has 70 open positions in Henderson and more than 100 open positions across the state.
The expansion is due in large part to the leadership of Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature to build the clean energy economy in Nevada. The passage of Assembly Bill 428 reformed the SolarGenerations program and provides the framework for the stable growth of jobs and energy choice for residents. Local officials applauded the announcement.