SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) has set up a Henderson Operations Center, which is an 18,000 square feet facility in Henderson, and is the company’s first Solar hub in Nevada. The facility will be utilized by the roving installation crews and repair workers.
SolarCity open for Nevada public now
With the opening of this new facility at the 7370 Eastgate Road, SolarCity has advanced in Nevada as a service provider for the public. Prior to the opening of this facility, the company only took up contracts with the home-builders.
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The company started pre-order regime for its solar services in May, and since then over 1,500 customers have availed the facility, according to a press release. The installation process of these pre-orders will be started in October. According to the officials, the operations center will back the company to level up with the increasing demand for solar in the state.
“It’s really exciting,” said Jonathan Bass, SolarCity’s vice president of communications. “This is an absolute no-brainer for the state.”
SolarCity boasts to be the largest solar provider in the nation, and has added 60 more jobs totaling over 600 in the Las Vegas Valley. The company is looking forward to opening a second operation center in Nevada after which it will hire 70 more people.
Operations Center backed by Governor, Nevada Legislature
The operation center of the company comes after the Assembly Bill 428 which is a Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature backed bill supporting a clean energy economy in Nevada along with reopening of the Solar Generations program.
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck said that SolarCity is bringing large number of jobs, building a new local industry and making way for the better future of the entire region with their new Henderson Operations Center.
The company recently posted its second-quarter earnings, where the revenue came in below expectations and weak guidance overshadowed the increase in the new orders. Investors did not take the decline is earnings very well resulting in a stock dip. By market cap, SolarCity is the largest U.S. solar company, but after thriving for couple of years the company is lagging on the performance. The company is expected to lose $1 billion over the next three years as it is building the rooftop power projects for homes and commercial buildings.