SolarCity Expansion to Create more Green Jobs in Maryland

SolarCity grew from 10 to 100 employees in its Maryland operations center in the past 18 months. It has provided solar energy systems for over 1,000 buildings in the state.

SolarCity currently offers solar systems for free to Maryland residential customers whose cost per KWh turns out to be less than what the local utilities charge, not counting the benefits to the environment.

The opening ceremony of its expanded operations center attracted the presence of local politicians included U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, as well as State Senator Jim Rosapepe and State Delegate Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk.

“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 U.S. Senator Ben 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.”

SolarCity has currently a total of 159 nationwide green job openings listed on TheGreenJobBank that are less than 60 days old, including 8 in Maryland. Its website shows 357 jobs openings, but TheGreenJobBank's policy is to not include those that are more than 60 days old.

The openings in Maryland are for jobs located in Beltsville, Baltimore, Bethesda and Jessup.

TheGreenJobBank has currently 229 green jobs opening in Maryland.