SolarCity, a California-based solar-panel company, opened a warehouse and offices in Elmsford, expanding its presence in the state to capitalize on the state’s $800 million solar energy expansion plan, according to a story in The Journal News by reporter Ernie Garcia.
The 32,500-square-foot facility, where about 50 people work, will be used to store solar panels and train installers, technicians and sales staff. The company’s first New York location was in Albany.
Company officials are anticipating an increase in business because of The NY-Sun Initiative, which has a stated goal of doubling the amount of annual customer-sited solar-power installations. The state program will $800 million through 2015 by offering incentives like rebates and grants to homeowners and businesses that install photovoltaic systems.
“The bottom line is that it makes solar more affordable” said Ed Steins, SolarCity’s Northeast region vice president. “We also provide financing and leasing, which allows many residents and businesses to install it for free.”
To read more about SolarCity’s plans, read Garcia’s story here.
Photo: Drew Dyer, an installation training instructor for SolarCity in Elmsford, leads a safety class for new employees on Wednesday. / Ricky Flores/The Journal News