Written by Don  |  30. March 2011

ISLAND PARK, NY - March 30, 2011- EmPower Solar, a leading Long Island-based solar energy contractor, today announced that it has received the 2010 Commercial Rising Star Award by SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and solar systems. EmPower was selected by SunPower's award committee because of its emergence as a leading installer of commercial solar energy systems on Long Island. SunPower also recognized EmPower for its commitment to the highest quality service, engineering and installation and for its service to Long Island's residential market as an exceptional Elite Dealer. Last year, EmPower became the third dealer in New York State and one of just 25 across the U.S. to earn the prestigious SunPower Elite status. "The Commercial Rising Star Award is coveted by dealers because it recognizes the highest quality solar installation companies in the country," said David Schieren, CEO of EmPower Solar. "This award is also representative of the high level of skill and expertise that EmPower Solar employees have, along with our collective dedication in promoting a viable and growing renewable energy technology." The award was presented to EmPower at SunPower's annual dealer conference, recently held in Chandler, Arizona. ABOUT EMPOWER SOLAR EmPower Solar is a leading solar contractor serving Long Island's residential and commercial markets. Since 2003, EmPower has installed over 200 residential, commercial and non-profit solar power systems in the Tri-State Area. Additionally, EmPower has consulted on many clean energy projects throughout the country, including solar powered hydrogen fueling systems and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. EmPower is committed to the EmPowering Way operating philosophy, defined by the highest quality work and professionalism. More information about EmPower can be found online at: http://www.empower-solar.com. Photo file can be found at: http://ge.tt/5cAtuAa

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