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Vivint Solar sues COO who jumped ship for competitor

December 30, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

I wrote back in November about how Brendon Merkley, the COO of Vivint Solar, had left to work for SolarCity, Vivint Solar's larger competitor. Now, Vivint Solar—an affiliate of home automation/home security provider Vivint—is suing Merkley for breach of contract. In the lawsuit, filed Dec. 4 in U.S. District Court in Utah, Vivint Solar said it is bringing the case to prevent Merkley “from violating his contractual non-competition, non-disclosure, and customer/vendor non-solicitation...

Brendon Merkley, SolarCity, Tanguy Serr, Vivint Solar


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Another shake-up at the top for Vivint Solar?

November 13, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

[UPDATE ON NOV. 14: I heard back late yesterday from SolarCity, which confirmed that Vivint Solar COO Brendon Merkley has joined SolarCity. Molly Canales, a communications associate with that company, told me in an email, "Brendon has accepted an offer to join SolarCity and we're excited to welcome him aboard." So my report below is no longer speculative.] Vivint Solar has been making headlines of late regarding the rapid success of the 2-year-old business and the new round of financing it just secured....

Brendon Merkley, greg butterfield, SolarCity, Tanguy Serra, Vivint Solar


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Vivint Solar secures $200m in residential solar funding

August 7, 2013SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Solar, a division of home automation/home security giant Vivint, based here, announced this week that it has secured two new tax equity funds worth $200 million. The funding will be used to continue delivering simple, affordable solar solutions to homeowners inside and outside of Vivint's 775,000 home automation customers, the company said in a news release."This new funding reinforces market confidence in our ability to expand our leadership in the residential solar space,"...

Brendon Merkley, Vivint, Vivint Solar


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