Contractor Profile
Rank: 3


SolarCity provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance.

2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors


Top 500 Rank #3

Total Megawatts Installed Since Founded 2,184.00 Company Founded2006
Total Megawatts Installed 2015870.00 LocationSan Mateo, CA
Employees 14,000 Web
Primary MarketResidential Primary ServiceRooftop Contractor


2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors


Top 500 Rank #3

Total Megawatts Installed 2014 502.000 Company Founded2006
Employees10000 LocationSan Mateo, CA
Primary MarketResidential Web
Primary ServiceRooftop Contractor  


2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors


Top 400 Rank #4

Total Megawatts Installed 2013280 Employees5000


2012 Top Solar Contractors


Top 250 Rank #2

Total Megawatts Installed 2012157 Employees3,000


2012 Top Solar Contractors


Top 100 Rank #3

Total Megawatts Installed 2011157 Employees3,000

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