SolarCity Corp., the developer of rooftop solar power systems whose chairman heads Tesla Motors Inc., is planning an initial public offering.
The offering will begin after the Securities & Exchange Commission reviews a draft registration statement the San Mateo, Calif.-based company submitted April 26, according to a statement that didn't say how many shares it plans to sell or at what price.
SolarCity is seeking to go public while other renewable- energy companies are abandoning their IPO plans. BrightSource Energy Inc., a developer of solar-thermal power plants, and the cellulosic ethanol producer Enerkem Inc. both withdrew their registrations this month.
SolarCity's Chairman Elon Musk is also chairman and chief executive officer of electric vehicle maker Tesla, which went public in 2010.