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EmPower Intern Accepted to MIT
EmPower Solar congratulates Josh Haimson our exceptional summer intern, for acceptance to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) class of 2016. Josh is the third EmPower team member to attend MIT. He is currently a senior at Mepham High School in Bellmore, NY.
Josh was a stellar intern and was a pleasure to have in the office. He provided a wide range of technical, administrative, creative, and direct business development support for the sales, marketing and engineering departments. Josh is motivated by all the right reasons. In order to get hired and stay at this company you have to represent the EmPowering Way values: Professionalism, Teamwork, Excellence, Client Focus and Commitment to Clean Energy. Josh represents the EmPowering Way and then some. He is committed to the broader themes of sustainability. He grasps that a smarter, cleaner, and greener energy infrastructure will lead to a more prosperous, healthy and civil world. He wants to contribute to a better world in a big way.
Impressively, Josh also demonstrated to his parents that going solar made economic sense. The Haimson’s are now EmPowered with a 10 kW system.
David Schieren, CEO, and Greg Sachs, COO commented that “his combination of intellect, technical competency, cultural understanding and emotional intelligence at his age (or at any age) is something we’ve never encountered before. Josh is remarkable and everyone at EmPower speaks glowingly about him. We feel fortunate to know him, and only hope to spend more time with him in the future. Pictures of Josh adorn multiple walls and doorways at our office and they are not coming down.”
EmPower Solar extends a hearty congratulations to Josh, and we wish him the best of luck as he heads off to Boston next fall. He left an indelible mark on the company and is an inspiration to us all. There is no doubt in my mind he will perform exceptionally well in all of his future pursuits. It’s a good thing for humanity that he is dedicated to a better, more sustainable world.
EmPower and Sunpower are proud to sponsor Team New York in the 2011 Solar Decathlon
The 2011 Solar Decathlon is being held in Washington, D.C. and runs from September 23rd thru October 2nd. EmPower Solar and Sunpower are proud to sponsor the students from CCNY . Check out the video below to see what they have been working on.
Click here to read the Official Press Release.
EmPower Essay Competition with Prizes
EmPower Solar is sponsoring a renewable energy essay competition. The grand prize will be an all expenses paid trip to Washington DC from Saturday, October 1st to Sunday, October 2nd to see the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition! The competition is open to all students who attend a high school in New York. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 21st. Click here for details about the competition.
EmPower goes Over the Edge for Charity
On Saturday June 11th, 2011, members of the EmPower team, participated in an event held by the National Foundation for Human Potential called, “Over the Edge for Charity”. The experience was inspiring and rewarding for all involved. Participating individuals were asked to raise funds for the organization by going ‘Over the Edge’,and repelling down the 12-story, H. Lee Dennison building in Hauppauge,New York.
Going ‘Over The Edge’ was easy for some, but not for others. Some team members had their concerns but overcame their anxieties as they left their worries on the roof and made their descent from 120 feet in the air.
The mission of the National Foundation for Human Potential is to promote, develop and encourage educational and support services for children and adults with different abilities through financial and other means of support. To meet that purpose, the Foundation raises funds and provides contributions and grant awards to organizations, which build communities.
EmPower is proud to support the National Foundation for Human Potential. We aim to align ourselves with organizations whose principles are similar to what we call The EmPowering Way.
EmPower Solar named Nassau County Business of the Month
County Executive Edward Mangano pays EmPower a visit and presents CEO, David Schieren and COO, Greg Sachs with the Business of the Month for June 2011