SolarCity, a national leader in solar and energy efficiency financing, design, installation, monitoring and related services, announced it was recognized as a Green Power Supplier of the year in the non-utility category by the Department of Energy (DOE). SolarCity was acknowledged for its support in the growth of the renewable energy market by making solar and energy efficiency affordable and accessible to the masses.
SolarCity has more than 9,000 solar projects completed or underway in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Texas. By pioneering solar leasing, solar community programs and integrating solar and energy efficiency services, SolarCity has helped increase the adoption of clean power among homeowners, schools, government agencies and businesses.
“The U.S. Department of Energy has played a pivotal role in encouraging the national growth of clean power use,” said SolarCity’s CEO Lyndon Rive. “We applaud their efforts and we’re humbled by this award, but as a company and industry we’re only at the beginning of what we must accomplish to break our addiction to fossil fuels.”
The non-utility Green Power Supplier award from the DOE recognizes the actions of individuals, companies and organizations that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through green power markets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) are sponsoring the 2010 Green Power Leadership Awards. The Leadership Awards banquet will be held this evening, in conjunction with Renewable Energy Markets 2010, in Portland, Ore.