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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 in the Long Island and greater NYC area with 50 megawatts of distributed solar. We proudly serve the Nassau, Queens, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Westchester communities.

Mission + Vision

Our mission is to empower clients with high performance solar power and battery systems. Our vision is to create a new energy paradigm powered by clean, renewable energy for a more prosperous, healthy, and civil world. Our approach to business is driven by our desire to deliver the highest quality work, and is guided by our core values.

The EmPowering Way

The company culture is defined by the EmPowering Way, which results in consistent 5-star customer service reviews.

Core Value


We aim to demonstrate respect, courtesy, integrity, and responsibility with every colleague, client, partner, and competitor. Our professionalism remains resilient regardless of circumstance, and is strengthened by overcoming challenges.

Core Value


Our success is driven by our team. We constantly strive to improve teamwork through communication, cooperation, and collaboration, and recognize the value that diversity brings to our organization. Each individual brings a unique perspective to the table and plays an essential role in helping accomplish our mission.

EmPower Solar employees working together
Core Value


Excellence is our passion, and something that we strive for daily, in everything that we do as individuals and as a company. Our high standards and commitment to hard work allows us to deliver outstanding products and services.

EmPower Solar installer working on rooftop
Core Value

Client Focus

There’s nothing more important to our mission than the satisfaction of our clients, which is why we’re always asking ourselves “What is in the client’s best interest?” By continuously considering and addressing the unique needs of our clients we’re able to provide the best solutions with unparalleled service.

Core Value

Commitment to Clean Energy for New Yorkers

Our driving force is the protection of our shared planet. The current fossil fuel-based system poses a threat to the environment, public health, and our quality of life. We’re determined to provide solutions to these challenges by promoting clean energy technologies and helping our region meet an ambitious goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050. Together, we are EmPowering the clean energy revolution.

Our History

Our company was founded to EmPower communities to use clean, renewable energy to reduce energy costs and environmental impact, and to achieve energy independence.



EmPower Solar is founded on Long Island, NY.
Solar Decathlon


EmPower Solar CEO David and COO Greg compete in US DOE Solar Decathlon, engineering, installing and operating a solar hydrogen fuel cell and battery power plant, placing 5th out of 18 teams.
Residential Install


EmPower Solar installs its first residential solar and storage system.
Superstorm Sandy


Superstorm Sandy wipes out our Island Park, NY location, and we turn our focus back to solar and storage to help our neighboring communities rebuild more resiliently.
1,000 Systems


EmPower Solar installs 1,000th solar panel system.
Solar Design Center


EmPower Solar expands and relocates most operations to a new Solar Design Center in Island Park, NY.
Tesla Certified


EmPower Solar becomes a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer.
Work with NASA


Greg, our COO, works with NASA to prepare for future space exploration on Mars.
New Warehouse


EmPower Solar expands with new warehouse location in Farmingdale, NY.
20 Year Anniversary


EmPower Solar celebrates 20 years around the sun!
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State-of-the-Art Solar Design Center

Our Solar Design Center in Island Park, NY is a place for our neighbors to drop in and speak with our solar ambassadors. We’ll show you our solar technology first-hand and help design the best system for your needs.

The Solar Design Center is 100% powered by solar energy, using a 36.5kW SunPower solar power electric system and a battery bank for emergency power and peak energy load shaving. We also have four electric vehicle charging stations available for your use— just check in at the front desk between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Awards + Recognition

Since 2003, EmPower Solar has been the preferred solar provider of over 3,500 New Yorkers, earning an industry-leading customer satisfaction rating.

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Image NYSERDA Quality Solar Installer 2022 Award

SolarReviews Top 100 Installers 2020

SolarReviews Top 100 Installers 2019

SolarReviews Top 100 Installers 2018


2012 Outstanding Engineer Award-
Gregory D. Sachs, COO

2012 Smart Growth Award for Clean Energy

2012 LIBN 40 Under 40 David Schieren, CEO

2011 #1 Installer in LIPA Territory

Customer Reviews

Google Rating
Based on 160 reviews
Facebook Rating
Based on 99 reviews
Yelp Rating
Based on 26 reviews