Big Pine Unified School District and SolarCity Project Preserves Historic High School Building

  Big Pine Unified School District and SolarCity Project Preserves Historic
  High School Building

 District Expects to Contribute Thousands of Dollars in Monthly Solar Savings
                           to New Preservation Fund

Business Wire

BIG PINE, Calif. -- February 7, 2013

To preserve “the heart” of its community, Big Pine Unified School District
will create a fund to maintain the district’s nearly 100-year-old Big Pine
High School building with savings from SolarCity’s installation of more than
800 solar panels on the district’s new parking lot shade structures.

School officials will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:15am on Friday, Feb. 8 at
the Big Pine High School Gymnasium to celebrate completion of the project,
totaling 198 kilowatts.

“Big Pine High School is the most prominent building in the town of Big Pine,
and we are all very proud of it,” said District Superintendent Pamela Jones.
“Going solar is a sound financial and environmental decision, but it’s also
helping us preserve Big Pine’s history.”

The district expects to save up to $4,000 each month with the solar
installation, which will provide about 80 percent of its electricity needs
with clean, renewable energy. Without having to dip into its general fund, the
district funded the project with a federal Clean Renewable Energy Bond and a
local general obligation bond. It expects to receive a rebate from the Los
Angeles Department of Water and Power to cover half the project’s construction
costs.

SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), a national leader in clean energy services, has
completed or undertaken more than 300 solar projects for schools, community
colleges and universities across the country, and now has more than 2,700
employees.

“We’re gratified to help Big Pine Unified School District preserve such an
important community landmark while protecting the environment and conserving
limited budget dollars,” said Dennis Cox, SolarCity’s regional vice president
in Central California. “Theirs is one of the most creative uses of solar
savings that we have seen to date.”

About SolarCity:

SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) 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 offers solar power, energy
efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by
taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and
maintenance.SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer
every five minutes. Visit the company online atwww.solarcity.comand follow
the company onFacebook&Twitter.

Contact:

SolarCity
William Craven, 415.407.3426
 
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