Island Park, NY, July 26, 2022— Despite concerns over supply chain interruptions and tariff investigations, the U.S. solar industry saw record solar and energy storage demand in 2021. EmPower Solar can attest to this, having one of its busiest years yet. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s success by ranking EmPower Solar in the Top 3 Solar + Storage Installers in the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by Solar Power World to celebrate the work of solar installers in the United States. Solar installation plays a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and bringing clean, affordable energy to the masses.
“The utility-scale solar market, of course, puts up huge installation numbers each year, but the majority of workers in the industry are constructing projects in the commercial and residential markets, which continue to break records,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World.
According to data released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie — before recent federal decisions to prevent additional tariffs on imported solar panels — the United States is expected to install 11 GW less than originally predicted in 2022, due to continued supply chain constraints, price increases and interconnection challenges. Still, a survey of the 2022 Top Solar Contractors class found that 59% predicted their business would increase in the next year, with only 9% assuming business would decrease.
EmPower Solar employs 124 workers on Long Island and in NYC and installed 7.79 MW of solar power across 417 residential and 12 commercial installations in 2021. Since its founding in 2003, the company has installed more than 50 MW of solar and anticipates strong, sustained growth in the coming year.
“EmPower Solar is proud to be named one of the Top Solar Contractors by Solar Power World for a tenth consecutive year. Everyone here is incredibly proud to play a role in growing the clean energy movement by empowering homeowners across New York to increase their energy resiliency with solar power,” EmPower Solar CEO David G. Schieren said.
The company serves the community across three locations and generates millions in economic activity for the region per year. EmPower Solar has saved clients more than $20 million in avoided energy costs and has deployed 150+ energy storage systems and dozens of EV charging stations.
About EmPower Solar
EmPower Solar develops, engineers, installs, and services solar and battery systems for residential and commercial clients. Since 2003, EmPower Solar has empowered thousands of New York homeowners and businesses with 50 megawatts of distributed solar. Its vision is to create a new energy paradigm powered by clean, renewable energy for a more prosperous, healthy, and civil world. The company culture is defined by the EmPowering Way, which results in consistent 5-star customer service reviews. For more information visit empower-solar.com.
About Solar Power World
Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.