SolarCity hiring workers as it expands in California

SolarCity, the San Mateo-based provider of solar systems, has opened 10 new operations centers in California, bringing its total number of locations in the state to 24.

The big expansion means the company is hiring. It has at least 260 job openings, 90 of them in the Bay Area. The positions range from installers to electricians to sales representatives, a spokeswoman said in an email. The openings are located in existing centers as well as the new ones.

The expansion “allows us to reduce our costs and environmental impact by decreasing drive times and increasing installation efficiency,” said Tanguy Serra, executive vice president of operations, in a news release.

There are four new centers in the Bay Area: Livermore, Martinez, Morgan Hill and Petaluma.


Photo: SolarCity workers install a solar panel on the roof of a residential building in San Francisco in 2009. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)


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