Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey B Straubel
Chief Technical Officer
Jon B Wellinghoff
Chief Policy Officer
SolarCity was founded in the year 2006. The company has been active for almost 13 years now. The founders of the company were Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive. The concept of the company was pitched by the founders’ cousin, named Elon Musk. Elon Musk had helped the company to start and grow as well. By the year 2009, the company had already installed almost enough solar panels to create 440 megawatts of electricity. The company has started to expand to the East Coast of the USA, by acquiring companies such as Gro Solar and Clean Currents. With the help of the new acquisitions, the company started to expand in other places as well, such as Florida, Connecticut, Vermont, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, etcetera.
As of the year 2013 and according to the GTM Research, the company had the largest installer of residential solar panels in the USA. It was also ranked number two solar installation company in the USA, by the Solar Power World magazine. In the year 2013, the company had taken over Paramount Solar from Paramount Equity, for about $120 million. By the year 2015, the company was generating almost 870 MW of solar energy as well, which was nearly 28 per cent of total non-utility solar installations, during that year, in the USA. As of the year 2014, it was announced by the company that solar bonds worth of almost $200 million would be distributed by the company. As of the year 2016, the company was taken over nearly $90 million of SolarCity stocks. During late 2015, the company had withdrawn all the solar installation sales in Nevada, after the decision of the state's Public Utilities Commission. Due to this move, almost 550 employees were sacked by the company, which were working in Nevada. The same year, the company was taken over by Tesla Motors, for about $2.6 billion. The headquarters of the company is based in 3055 Clearview Way. The name of the place is San Mateo, while the name of the state is California, USA. The pin code of the area is 94402.
SolarCity is an American company that focuses on the designing, manufacturing and deployment of various kinds of solar energy services to several types of homeowners, government organisations, businesses and also not for profit organisations too. The current CEO of the company is Lyndon Rive. As of the year 2016, the number of employees working at the company is more than 15,000. The company as of the current date has collaborated with Panasonic and therefore operates the Tesla Gigafactory 2, located in Buffalo, New York, USA. The company manufactures various kinds of solar module components in the Gigafactory 2.
The primary services provided the company include allowing customers and clients to obtain solar panels and other components that are required to harness solar power, that is designed, manufactured and distributed by the company itself. The company also specialises in providing different types of solar energy services as well, including energy storage services as well. The company installs both residential and commercial solar panels in the USA.
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