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Vivint Solar Will Be Recruiting Partner In President Obama's Plan To Train 75,000 New Solar Workers

Top National Solar Provider continues to recruit newly trained solar workers, including veterans, in support of the Department of Energy's 'Solar Ready Vets' program

LEHI, Utah, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar energy systems in the United States, is a recruiting partner in the national solar energy initiative presented by President Obama April 3 at Utah's Hill Air Force base.

 

Obama launched the new initiative by introducing the Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Ready Vets program, which will help drive growth in the solar industry while also contributing to the DOE's goal to train 75,000 workers in the solar industry across the country by 2020.  The program is expanding to 10 military bases across the country, including Utah's Hill Air Force Base.

"The solar industry is growing rapidly, adding jobs 10 times faster than the rest of the economy," said Greg Butterfield , CEO of Vivint Solar. "We are excited to see the 'Solar Ready Vets' program expand and we will continue to support our nation's veterans in our hiring programs."

 

Vivint Solar extended job offers to all 20 graduates of the United States DOE's 'Reach for the Sun' program in February and plans to continue to offer jobs to veterans and new solar workers as the industry grows.

 

The Solar Ready Vets program will train transitioning military service individuals for careers in the solar industry as installers, sales representatives, system inspectors and other solar-related occupations.

 

Lance Futch , current Vivint Solar CAD designer and active member of the Utah National Guard, represented the company at a round table discussion with President Obama in Utah. Futch is one of the 1,063 Utah residents employed by Vivint Solar in Utah.

 

About Vivint Solar

 

Vivint Solar is a leading provider of distributed solar energy – electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at a customer's location – to residential customers in the United States. Vivint Solar's customers pay little to no money upfront, receive significant savings relative to utility generated electricity and continue to benefit from guaranteed energy prices over the 20-year term of their contracts.  Vivint Solar finances, designs, installs, monitors and services the solar energy systems to make things easy for its customers. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar.

 

Note on Forward-looking Statements

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and they will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this press release, and they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the risks identified in the registration statements and reports that Vivint Solar files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.vivintsolar.com. Vivint Solar does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

 

Investor Contact:

 

Vivint Solar

Rob Kain 

Vice President of Investor Relations 

801-229-6460 

ir@vivintsolar.com

 

Media Contact:

 

Vivint Solar

Kady Cooper 

Director of Public Relations

415-706-9778

kady.cooper@vivintsolar.com

 

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SOURCE Vivint Solar