NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY), the nation's #1 solar power provider, is expanding its New York operations with a new 22,000-square-foot Orange County Operations Center in New Windsor. The new operations center— SolarCity's fourth in New York—brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to keep pace with growing solar demand in both the Hudson River Valley and the Catskills regions—particularly Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster and Sullivan Counties.

SolarCity's expansion brings a significant number of new jobs for the region—there are approximately 30 staff working out of the New Windsor Operations Center today and the company plans to fill an additional 50 positions for the facility. SolarCity now employs more than 350 staff in New York and more than 7,500 nationwide.

New York is rapidly becoming a national leader in clean energy. Key policies—including NY SUN and Net Metering—have provided customers clean energy choices and created local jobs. SolarCity broke ground on what is expected to be the largest solar panel manufacturing facility in the Western Hemisphere in Buffalo, NY in September.

SolarCity makes it possible for many New York homeowners to install solar panels with no upfront cost and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power.

Candidates interested in employment opportunities in New York can contact SolarCity via its online jobs form at

Homeowners in New York who are interested in SolarCity's services can contact the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489) for a free, no-obligation solar consultation or visit SolarCity online at

About SolarCity
SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 15 states and signs up approximately one new customer every minute of the work day. Visit the company online at and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.

This release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding expected savings on energy costs, future growth and future hiring. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward looking statements. You should read the section entitled "Risk Factors" in SolarCity's quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and identifies certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Sam Boykin