Solar installer and integrator Real Goods Solar Inc. has selected Orange, Calif., as the hub of its Southern California solar operations.
The company says it is looking to double the size of its team to 40 by the end of this calendar year.
Those co-locating at the newly centralized location include Real Goods Solar sales management and marketing, solar project developers, site technicians, draftsmen, installers, customer service agents, permitting professionals, rebate processors and warehouse personnel.
Real Goods Solar selected the city of Orange for its operational headquarters because of the city's central location, sunny climate, family demographics and solar potential. In March of 2011, the Orange City Council moved to slash permitting fees by 50% to make solar more accessible to its citizens, the company notes.