The Boston Globe // May 14, 2013
On the "Hot Seat" in this week's Boston Globe Business section is Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity. The interview covers Rive's entrepreneurial roots, the future of solar power, and his vision for an advanced energy future. SolarCity, which was founded in 2006, has a customer base of more than 50,000 people in 14 states. When asked what differentiates SolarCity from other solar companies in the U.S., Rives responded:
We do all the services ourselves. We do the work, we finance the system, we own the equipment. So when you are the company who is doing the installation and owning the equipment you want to make sure you did it at the highest level of quality. It’s our problem for the next 30 years so we’ve got to make sure that we do it [right].
Read more about SolarCity's recent expansion into Nevada here.