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Solar company to hire 40 for Long Island office
Roof Diagnostics Inc., a New Jersey provider of solar panel systems, will be hiring 40 new employees to staff its first Long Island office, which will open next month in Bethpage.
The company, of Wall, N.J., will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Courtyard Marriott in Ronkonkoma. The event will include an introductory talk on the solar industry and its potential, said company spokesman Kelcy Pegler.
The 40 job positions include panel installers, sales associates, system designers and administrators. Job seekers should bring a resume and dress for an introductory interview with hiring managers.
Pegler said Roof Diagnostics decided to open a Long Island office when demand for its services soared following a change in Long Island Power Authority's policy on rebates for homeowners who lease their solar power systems from a third party. In the past, homeowners could only receive rebates if they bought their solar systems, which was much more expensive.
Since early February, Roof Diagnostics has signed up over 100 customers on Long Island, Pegler said.
The company, which started in 1994 as a roofing business that dabbled in solar panel installations, transitioned its main focus to solar about two years ago. Roof Diagnostics' Bethpage facility will be the second location in New York, it also has offices in upstate Nanuet.