SolarCity, a provider of solar financing, design, installation, monitoring and energy efficiency services, says it has hired Thomas Leyden as vice president of commercial sales.
Leyden has more than 25 years of experience in the renewable energy industry. In his new role, he will manage SolarCity's commercial solar sales organization and pursue new opportunities for growth.
Leyden joins SolarCity from SunPower Corp., where he was managing director of East Coast operations. In his role, Leyden managed SunPower's effort to gain more than 30% of the commercial solar market on the East Coast. During his tenure at SunPower, Leyden oversaw the installation of more than 130 commercial projects. Previously, he was vice president of East Coast operations for PowerLight Corp. and vice president of sales and marketing at WorldWater Corp.