SolarCity reveals expansion plans for Florida

|By:, SA News Editor

SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) is expanding into Florida's residential market after voters last month rejected a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive.

"Though the Sunshine State doesn’t get quite as much sun as the southwestern U.S., it consistently ranks among the nation's ten sunniest states (the Orlando area, where we’re initially launching service, enjoys more than 230 sunny days each year)."

CEO Lyndon Rive told the Orlando Business Journal the move would "eventually lead to 200 to 300 jobs based on the demand."