Merrick: Go Solar & Save - EmPower Solar

Merrick: Go Solar & Save

Join your 375 neighbors who have gone solar & start saving today.

There are federal, state, and local incentives available to go solar. For most of our clients, the incentives can cover up to 50% or more of the total system cost.

Fill out this form and receive a $50 Amazon gift card when you complete a virtual solar assessment.


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Schedule Your Solar Consultation

With 3 easy steps, you can join your 375 Merrick neighbors that have gone solar with EmPower Solar. Start saving today.

1. Contact
Provide us with some information so we can best address your needs. Sign up for a free consultation with one of our solar experts.

2. Consultation
We explain the state and federal tax credits for you and show the design that will save you money from day one.

3. Installation
Feel confident that you’ll have the best solar experience, today and in years to come. Industry-best combined power and product warranty.


Over 3,000 Systems Installed

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 35 megawatts of distributed solar. We’re the preferred solar provider of over 3,000 New Yorkers, earning an industry-leading customer satisfaction rating.

Join Your Neighbors. Merrick is Going Solar!

Living in Merrick makes it easy to go solar. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Merrick is 81% solar-viable, which means there’s a very good chance that your home is ideal for solar.
  • If every solar-viable house in Merrick made the switch, the amount of avoided CO2 emissions from electricity use would be the equivalent to 10.7k cars taken off the road for 1 year!


Schedule your free consultation with one of our solar experts today.

What your Merrick neighbors are saying about EmPower Solar

Solar Shoutouts

“This was one of the best experiences yet”

5 Stars

Dylan was fantastic, he was informative without pressuring me at all. [And] the service was even better AFTER I signed the contract. Everyone from the site inspector to Mike Pagonis (the PM) to the installers were professional, courteous, and helpful. I’ve had a lot of work done on my house and by far, this was one of the best experiences yet!


– Christopher V., Merrick, 8.17 kW

“Professional, courteous, knowledgeable”

5 Stars
My wife and I were extremely happy with the entire crew. They were professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and all around pleasant to have at our home. We’ve had many contractors perform numerous jobs at our home over the past 13 years and I’m happy to say that your crew ranks at the very top. EmPower’s future is indeed bright with employees like that!


– Michael Z., Merrick, 10.08 kW

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my home doesn’t qualify for solar?

We’d love to power the whole world with solar, but we’ll be honest if your home isn’t ideal for solar panels. Luckily, community solar is available in our region. Also known as shared solar, or community distributed generation (CDG), this program grants you access to clean energy from a central solar array to offset your utility bill.

Does my house qualify for solar panels?

Individual energy needs, available roof space, roof orientation, and shading all factor in to determining if your home is suitable for solar. In 60 seconds or less, our solar experts can help you determine your home’s eligibility. Call 516-837-3459 or email us.

What happens during a blackout if I don’t have battery backup with my solar system?

When the power goes out in your home, the solar panels will stop working and automatically disconnect from the grid to maintain the safety of the utility workers attempting to restore power. Once the power is restored, your system will continue production after a few minutes.

If it is important for you to maintain power during a blackout, we recommend adding battery storage to your system. With battery storage, your system will disconnect from the grid during an outage and switch over to using the energy in your batteries, allowing your panels to continue production and keep your home powered.

How does EmPower Solar protect my roof from leaks or damage caused by animals?

Roof integrity is our first priority. In order to approve your home’s ability to go solar, we carefully inspect your roof and grade it based on age, layers, condition, and a physical stress test. On installation day, we use a thoroughly tested product, similar to materials used on skylights, to prevent your roof from leaks.

We also include a squirrel guard, which is installed around your panels to keep animals from nesting beneath them and causing any degradation to your system. Our guards are constructed from a dark coated metal wire mesh, which is not typically visible from street-level and helps maintain the aesthetics of your home.

What happens if I move?

If you purchased your system it could add 4% or more to the value of your home. According to Zillow, New York homes sold for an average of $23,989 more! If you financed or leased your system you can either pay it off early or transfer the loan or lease to the new homeowner.

What is net metering and how does it work?

Net metering is a program offered by some utilities, like ConEd and PSEG, that allows grid users to send unused electricity to the grid, then reclaim that energy when they need it, such as during the night or in the winter.


Net metering uses a crediting system in which you earn energy credits for excess solar that you send to the grid, and your meter will “spin backwards”. Once a month, your utility company will review the energy that you use from the grid, and if there are any credits in your energy bank they will be shown on your bill and can be carried over to the next month. Many homes generate extra credits in the spring and summer, which can be stored in your energy bank and used to cover your bills through the winter months when your system does not produce as much energy.

Get Started Today and Receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card When You Complete a Virtual Solar Assessment.

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