Solar City is a provider of energy services and is based in San Mateo, California. With the workforce of more than 13,000 employees, the company specializes in designing, financing, marketing and installing power systems that work on solar energy. The company has grown quite rapidly and has proved to be of great assistance for America’s installation idea of solar photovoltaic systems. Solar City has actually played an important role in increasing the number of installed solar panels from 440MW in 2009 to 6,200MW in 2014.
Solar City was launched by brothers Lyndon Rive and Peter Rive following a suggestion from their cousin, Elon Musk. It was Elon’s idea to establish a solar company and he later even assisted the brothers in starting up the company. Musk went on to be the chairman of Solar City. Within a year of its establishment, the company became the largest supplier of solar energy to homes in California. Though the company is based in San Mateo, California, it operates through various distribution centers around the country. These are generally the local service providers that provide energy to a particular area.