Solar Landscape Announces Plans to Hire 100+ New Employees in 2024
Solar Landscape leadership announces growth plans alongside long-time solar supporter Senator Vin Gopal
Asbury Park, NJ – NOVEMBER 6, 2023 — Solar Landscape, the nation’s leading community solar provider to lower-income households, announced today plans to hire over 100 new employees in 2024 to support its ambitious growth agenda. The expansion will double its operations next year – with a goal of building 100 megawatts (MW) of commercial rooftop solar and serving 20,000 new community solar subscribers – over half that will be lower-income households.
Solar Landscape also announced that it has become the nation’s leading provider of community solar to lower-income households, according to non-profit Groundswell, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Solar Landscape’s leadership made the announcement at its headquarters alongside New Jersey Senator Vin Gopal and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 400 leader Rob Shimko.
The Solar Landscape expansion will see the creation of over 100 new positions spanning all functions, including engineering, business development, finance, legal, community engagement, and project management. Job candidates interested in future positions at Solar Landscape can visit www.solarlandscape.com/careers.
New Jersey Senator Vin Gopal (l) and Solar Landscape CEO and co-founder Shaun Keegan (r) announce plans for 100+ new solar jobs in 2024.
Solar Landscape has already grown three-fold over the last two years, hiring 80 people since January 2021 and moving into newly built 10,000-square foot office space in the spring of 2023.
“I applaud Senator Gopal’s leadership in bringing jobs and clean energy to his district and Solar Landscape’s innovative business model; together, they are truly powering Monmouth County,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “With community solar, New Jersey continues to make history in how America generates energy. We are leading the way in providing affordable clean energy to underserved communities and driving the economy at the same time.”
“It is encouraging to watch a Monmouth County business grow from a small operation founded by Monmouth County locals to a national leader in clean energy,” said New Jersey Senator Vin Gopal. “Solar Landscape’s rise to prominence is a great example of how our area can drive economic growth that creates jobs and leads the nation. I’m proud to have worked with their leadership and will continue to support their success.”
“Solar Landscape will be adding more than 100 jobs in 2024, thanks to Senator Gopal’s support of solar energy in New Jersey,” said CEO and co-founder Shaun Keegan. “Growing solar nationally means creating new jobs in New Jersey. We look forward to welcoming even more Solar Landscape employees next year as commercial rooftop and community solar continue to build momentum.”
As of this week, the company has energized 50 community solar projects totaling over 60 MW (DC) that will serve nearly 10,000 households, more than half of which will qualify as low- or moderate-income (LMI). The nation-leading renewable energy portfolio will save residents over $2,000,000 per year off their home energy bills.
Many of the company’s successes have created direct benefits for the surrounding community. Earlier this week, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. joined Solar Landscape to activate a new project in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. Last year, Solar Landscape finished a 1.3-megawatt (DC) pro bono project for the Asbury Park School District, supplying more than half of the schools’ power needs and saving the school district more than $120,000 annually.
The spread of commercial rooftop community solar nationally has also contributed to Solar Landscape’s growing employee base. Earlier this year, it announced a multi-state partnership with self-storage leader Public Storage to serve more than 10,000 households in Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey.
About Solar Landscape
Solar Landscape is the leading commercial and industrial rooftop solar developer in the U.S. with experience in both community solar and behind-the-meter solar projects. The company employs 160 people and has built over 250 megawatts of solar energy projects. As the nation’s leading provider of community solar to lower-income households, Solar Landscape is on a mission to make energy affordable and accessible to everyone under the sun. For more about Solar Landscape, visit www.solarlandscape.com