Renewable energy provider SolarCity said today it is opening a new operations center in Gloucester Township, tapping into what the company says is a growing demographic of New Jersey middle-class residents demanding solar energy.
Leon Keshishian, the California company's vice president for the East Coast, said the new 8,000 square-foot location enables SolarCity to better serve its South Jersey market than it could from an existing operations center in Cranbury.
“To meet the type of demand we're seeing in South Jersey, we need to cut drive times and get to homes faster,” Keshishian said in a statement.
SolarCity said it is expanding in South Jersey even as local incentives decline, a sign that the local solar industry is maturing.
“We had a lot of success here in South Jersey because we can offer homeowners from a range of socio-economic backgrounds the option to get solar with no upfront cost and make it possible for them to pay immediately less on their monthly bill,” Keshishian said.
The operations center employs 20 now and is expected to fill another 15 to 20 slots in the coming months. New Jersey homeowners and business can contact SolarCity for more information at 1-888-765-2489 or visit solarcity.com/reqeuest.
The San Mateo, Calif. based-company reports $141.8 million in revenue and employs about 2,500. It serves customers in 14 states.