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Vivint Solar Hires Award Winning Solar Innovator As A New Principal Scientist

Jun, 01 2015

Vivint Solar hires Greg Nielson, MIT graduate and Popular Science Magazine's "Brilliant Ten", to work as the Principal Scientist in the company's Solar Technology Department

LEHI, Utah, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar energy systems in the United States, today announced that it has hired Greg Nielson , a leading solar power innovator, as a Principal Scientist in the company's Solar Technology Department

Greg joins Vivint Solar from mPower Technology, where he has spent the past year developing commercial applications from his research on "microsystem enabled photovoltaics." Greg spearheaded this research while serving as Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Greg was awarded a PhD from MIT in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 and joined Sandia as a Harry S. Truman Fellow.

"Greg is the kind of innovator and scientist that we, at Vivint Solar, look for," said Dan Rapp , Chief Technology Officer at Vivint Solar. "I am excited to welcome Greg to my team and anticipate that Greg will take a leading role as we work toward implementing a number of innovations in the products and services Vivint Solar offers its customers, which will in turn help to accelerate further adoption of clean, renewable energy."

In 2012, Greg was named one of the "Brilliant Ten" Scientists and Engineers in North America by Popular Science Magazine for his research into reducing the size of solar cells-a discovery that has led to solar cells being more durable, efficient, and cost-effective.

"I'm very excited to be joining Vivint Solar and to have the opportunity to work with Dan's team and the Solar Technology Department," said Greg Nielson . "It's amazing and exciting to see how far Vivint Solar has come in just a short time. I have no doubt that the company will continue to establish itself as a leader in the solar revolution."

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 residential 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 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 set forth in the registration statements and reports that Vivint Solar files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, from time to time. Except as required by law, 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.

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