EmPower Solar Student Competition


The EmPower Solar Student Competition challenges high school students to use STEM and creative components to analyze the potential for solar in their own communities.

The Competition has engaged hundreds of students from across Long Island and NYC, and awarded over $8,000 in scholarships.

EmPower Solar sends the winning team to the Solar Decathlon, which has been hosted in Washington, DC; Irvine, CA; and Versailles, France. 

Student Competition Friends & Family DiscountFriends and family of participating students are also eligible for a Solar Discount to EmPower their Long Island or NYC home.



The 2015 Student Competition

Hofstra University logoThis year, the EmPower Solar Student Competition is co-hosted by Hofstra University. Hofstra is offering $6,000 in scholarship prizes to the top three placing teams. Students are welcome to attend any one of their 140 undergraduate programs, including Engineering and Sustainable Studies. The Family Solar Night Awards Ceremony will be hosted at the university in July.

The 2015 Competition asks teams to analyze the solar potential of a home or building in their community and share their findings. Winners will receive scholarship prizes, intern-for-a-day opportunities, and a grand-prize trip to the 2015 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, California!



TMBA is an engineering-driven firm. We were looking for a highly technical installation with a quality of support that would assure us that the system would produce value over an extended period of time. In our opinion, EmPower was the only bidder that really met that requirement. Ted Bier
President, TMBA
Commercial Client