i (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Kona, Hawai SolarCity has expanded to Hawaii Island with the launch of a permanent operations center in Kona. The company is already providing clean energy to its first 100 customers on Hawaii Island, and has also completed a solar power system at the Kona Airport through a partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT).
This was the next sensible step for SolarCity, as we expand our facilities and resources to provide clean energy to Hawaii Island customers, said Jon Yoshimura, director of policy and electricity markets at SolarCity. We look forward to establishing a strong relationship with the community and increasing our business within the residential and commercial sectors on Hawaii Island.
The 6,300 square-foot operations center includes a storage facility, warehouse and business office. The center currently employs 12 people, and SolarCity expects to hire 10 to 12 additional employees in 2014. The expansion will enable residents on Hawaii Island to increase their savings by paying less for clean, solar electricity than they currently pay for utility power.
The operations center on Hawaii Island is SolarCitys second in the state of Hawaii. SolarCity first launched clean energy services in Hawaii in 2011 through its operations center in Mililani on Oahu, and is ranked as one of the top installers in the state by number of kilowatts of solar power installed.