Top Ten Heroes of the American Economy
#10. SolarCity: 989 jobs created
San Mateo, Calif.
CEO: Lyndon Rive
Founded in 2006, SolarCity has been growing rapidly by becoming a one-stop shop for solar power installations—the company installs, monitors, and repairs solar power units for homeowners and businesses in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Thanks to a partnership with Walmart to install solar units on Walmart stores in California, Colorado, and Arizona, as well as an initiative to provide solar energy to 120,000 military homes, SolarCity’s growing workforce will be kept quite busy for the foreseeable future.