SolarCity adding more than 200 jobs in Mass. this year


SolarCity, a designer and installer of solar power systems whose chairman is tech luminary Elon Musk, is looking to add another 100 jobs in Massachusetts after adding 150 here since the start of the year, Jon Chesto reported for the Boston Business Journal today.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company operates across three locations in the state, in Marlborough, Pembroke, and Wilmington. The publicly traded firm installs solar panels both for residential and business/government buildings.

SolarCity began the year with 100 employees in Massachusetts and now has 250, making the firm one of the fastest growing among the state’s employers, according to Chesto’s report. From the story:

SolarCity arrived here in 2011, through the acquisition of the former groSolar’s facilities in Billerica and Raynham. Those two locations were subsequently consolidated into one larger spot, in Marlborough, the following year. The company’s roots date back to 2006, when it was started by two cousins of Elon Musk’s. Musk, best known for his work with PayPal and Tesla, remains its largest shareholder.

Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston.
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