ORANGE, California (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
America’s most established solar installer and integrator, Real Goods Solar, Inc. has selected sun-drenched Orange, California as the hub of its growing Southern California solar operations.
The company, with roots in Southern California for over 15 years, is looking to double the size of its team to forty by the end of this calendar year.
“We’re here and we’re hiring,” said Orange County – Los Angeles Regional Sales Manager Brian Walrod. “We’re recruiting savvy, customer-focused people who are passionate about bringing quality, cost-cutting advanced energy solutions to Southern California families.”
Those co-locating at the newly centralized location include Real Goods Solar sales management and marketing, solar project developers, site technicians, draftsmen, installers, customer service agents, permitting professionals, rebate processors and warehouse personnel.
Walrod says lower module costs and attractive new financing options are driving demand – and making solar a competitive energy alternative for a record number of Southern California households(1) that is often cheaper than paying the utility each month. These economic drivers -- coupled with the Orange City Council's 2011 vote to slash permitting costs for installations -- make solar an irresistible value proposition for prudent area homeowners.
”Time and again, we hear people’s frustration with increasing electric bills,” said Real Goods Solar Community Project Developer Sean Henry, who has been helping Orange County residents realize the benefits of solar for over five years. “Solar not only provides a secure hedge against rising utility costs, it improves property resale values, better insulates homes and, of course, reduces the need to burn fossil fuels to power our homes and vehicles, creating cleaner communities for us and our children,” he said.
Real Goods Solar is the second largest residential solar provider in the USA. Real Goods sold the first residential solar panel in the USA in 1978 and has been helping Americans build an independent, clean energy infrastructure ever since.
Real Goods Solar selected the City of Orange for its operational headquarters because of its central location, sunny climate, family demographics and solar potential. The Orange City Council moved to slash permitting fees by 50% to make solar more accessible to its citizens in March of 2011.
“Orange is one of the major solar cities in Southern California, but there’s always more educating to do,” noted Walrod. One of the most important new messages Walrod’s teams will be sharing with Orange County consumers is that solar is not the most expensive source of electricity anymore. “In almost all residential cases, solar can be the cheapest way to obtain energy today,” he affirmed. “It’s a smart economic play for anyone who wants to live comfortably, slash their electric bills and improve their property values .”
“And there’s another indisputable benefit of considering solar,” added Henry. “You can’t export the jobs associated with a quality solar installation.”
Interested candidates can review available career opportunities and apply via the Real Goods Solar Web site: http://realgoodssolar.com/careers/.
About Real Goods Solar: Real Goods Solar is a leading solar energy integrator, having installed over 13,000 solar electric systems. We offer turnkey solutions, and have 34 years of experience in solar energy, beginning with the sale of the first solar photovoltaic panels in the U.S. in 1978. With offices in California, Colorado and the Northeast, Real Goods Solar is one of the largest residential solar installers in the country. For more information, visit http://www.RealGoodsSolar.com or call 1-888-56-SOLAR.
(1) NREL Energy Policy report "The Transformation of Southern California's Residential Photovoltaics Market through Third-Party Ownership."