“When you combine solar power and electric vehicles, you’re enabling a carbon-free lifestyle,” said Lyndon Rive, SolarCity’s CEO. “We plan to grow our EV installation business to become America’s leading supplier of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.”
Jim Cahill, former co-owner of SolSource Energy, has joined SolarCity and now serves as the company’s regional operating director in Southern California. In his role at SolSource Energy and a prior role for Edison EV, an electric vehicle infrastructure arm of Southern California Edison, Cahill oversaw the installation of more than 2,000 charging stations for electric vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Nissan, Honda and General Motors, including the EV-1 made famous by the documentary film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” SolSource Energy became the North American distributor of electric vehicle chargers for Toyota Tsusho in 2001, and SolarCity has assumed responsibility for this distribution contract as part of the acquisition.
SolarCity—a national leader in solar power system design, financing, installation, monitoring and related services—was founded with the mission to help millions of homeowners and businesses adopt solar power, protect themselves from rising electricity costs, and protect their environment from polluting power sources.
SolarCity is the nation’s leading full-service solar provider for homeowners, businesses and government organizations—the first company to provide solar power system design, financing, installation and monitoring services from a single source.
We understand that the environmental impact of energy production is one of the greatest challenges that our planet will face in the near future, and are committed to doing our part to alleviate this impact.
SolarCity was founded with the mission to help millions of homeowners and businesses adopt solar power, protect themselves from rising electricity costs and protect their environment from polluting power sources. We have assembled one of the most experienced solar design and installation teams in the U.S., including NABCEP-certified electricians, experienced roofers and integrators for large-scale projects.
SolarCity’s customers include thousands of homeowners, more than 75 schools and universities, government agencies such as the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Homeland Security, national landmarks such as San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and well-known corporate clients, including Intel, British Motors and eBay.
Innovating an Industry
A number of SolarCity innovations are quickly becoming solar industry standards. Our groundbreaking SolarLease offering can make it possible for homeowners to switch to clean, solar power for less money than they currently pay for electricity.
Our community program model has helped more than 30 communities adopt solar collectively, and has been adopted across the industry as a way to advance affordable solar adoption.
SolarCity’s project management and performance monitoring systems scale to support millions of users, and provide our customers a real-time view of their net energy consumption and carbon footprint.
We’ll See You Soon
Founded in 2006, SolarCity continues to grow, and now serves more than 500 communities in California, Arizona and Oregon. If our services are not available in your area yet, we’ll see you soon. We plan to expand to 5-10 additional states in 2010 and be America’s leading provider of affordable, clean power for many years to come.
The company’s SolarLease and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) options can make it possible for homeowners and businesses to switch to clean, solar power for less money than they currently pay for electricity. SolarCity currently serves 500 communities in California, Arizona and Oregon. Additional information about the company is available on the Web