Empower Solar Named 2020 Quality Solar Installer by NYSERDA

EmPower Solar has received the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Quality Solar Installer award for the second year in a row

EmPower Solar, an Island Park-based solar installer, has received the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Quality Solar Installer award for the second year in a row. In an effort to help New York homeowners during the solar research and purchase process,  NYSERDA has developed a designation that recognises solar installers who consistently meet high standards of quality. EmPower Solar earned a high-quality score of above 4.0 for 2019 solar installations, qualifying for this designation.

Participating builders in the NY-Sun program that receive the NYSERDA Quality Solar Installer recognition from the Quality Assurance program are being recognized for their high standards of quality. Less than 12 percent of solar installers across the state have received this designation.

“Since 2003, our emphasis has been on installing high-quality products and exceeding the highest industry standards when it comes to workmanship for our clients. We are proud to have a very tenured workforce in the field who is passionate about the work we do, and we congratulate our installation teams on earning another award for their high-quality installations,” said Gregory Sachs, Chief Operations Officer of EmPower Solar.

In 2019, EmPower Solar installed a record number of solar projects on homes and business across Long Island, bringing their portfolio to over 3,000 projects and their workforce to over 90 employees. As a growing firm, the company plans to bring on up to 30 more employees in 2020 and is currently recruiting for additional team members including installation professionals, engineers, and more.

Recently, Greenbacker Renewable Energy had announced that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it had signed the rights to an approximately 110 MW portfolio of solar projects located in Greene and Albany counties, New York from Hecate Energy. Construction and equipment procurement of the facilities commenced in 2019, with closings to take place throughout 2020 and the facilities are expected to achieve commercial operations in 2021.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.