SunPower by EmPower delivers the technology SunPower is known for with the promise of maximum savings and exceptional customer service.
As a SunPower Master Dealer, EmPower Solar offers expert engineering and design, client-focused, high-quality installation, and a commitment to renewable energy in all aspects of its professional practice. In fact, EmPower's Solar Design Center headquarters is 100 percent powered by solar energy, using a 36.5kW SunPower solar power electric system and battery bank. The Solar Design Center also has four electric vehicle charging stations.
Since 2003, EmPower Solar has worked with over 3,000 New York clients to provide clean energy solutions, earning the company an industry-leading customer satisfaction rating. Headquartered in Island Park, New York, EmPower Solar serves Long Island and the greater NYC area including the Nassau, Queens, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Westchester communities.
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SunPower by EmPower Solar offers three financing options to solar customers: outright purchase of the system, solar loan, and solar lease. Both the loan and the lease require $0 down, and customers can begin saving immediately while also increasing the value of their home.
Customers who choose to finance through a solar loan can set their repayment schedule at 5, 10, or 15 years. Meanwhile, customers who choose the solar lease pay 14¢/kWh (after the tax credit), and save more than $20,000 over 20 years.
Solar lease customers can also use the 30 percent tax credit to pay down their lease. This is a unique benefit that most solar companies don't offer. Customers may renew their leases, or easily transfer them to a new owner if they decide to move.
If customers interested in SunPower by EmPower Solar are unsure about which of these three options is best, they can reach out to a service representative to receive a complimentary solar assessment and consultation.
One of the distinct advantages of going solar through SunPower by EmPower Solar is the company's end-to-end service. From the initial consultation and design, to the actual installation and maintenance of the system, the company manages every step of the solar transition process completely in-house. This means consistent service across the board, as well as clear communication throughout the installation process.
As the only SunPower Master Dealer on Long Island, Empower Solar provides some of the best equipment and features on the market. SunPower by EmPower Solar employs the most efficient and durable solar panels and inverters in the industry, and all systems are backed by SunPower's 25-year equipment warranty.
Panels are designed to hold up against harsh weather conditions, and systems are designed using SunPower Equinox-an integrated system that maximizes your electric output from the software of your system to the solar cells themselves.
SunPower by EmPower Solar provides customers with the option to add a backup battery to their solar panel system. The company has partnered with both Tesla Energy and Con Edison to provide customers with backup energy solutions in the event of a power outage. The company will work directly with customers to determine what their backup battery needs may entail-whether they simply need enough power for a few essential appliances, or whether entire areas of the home need backup power.
EmPower Solar offers a referral program to earn rewards for every referral that completes an in-home solar assessment or goes solar. Individuals can earn $50 each time a referral completes an in-house solar assessment and $500 for each referral that. Rewards are sent as an Amazon gift card. To submit a referral, individuals can fill out a form on the website.
Because SunPower by EmPower Solar caters each system's specifications to the unique needs of individual customers, the company has not published any standard pricing information in terms of price per watt; however, even leading companies can provide approximations, if not exact figures. Publicizing even an average rate at which customers could expect to pay for each watt of energy produced would help them have a clearer expectation with regard to the actual cost of powering the system.
While SunPower by EmPower Solar offers a number of payment options, the company does not give customers the option to finance their system through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The PPA is ideal for customers who simply want to pay less for electricity without owning the system.
Buying or financing a system allows for tax credit benefits and is an investment for your property so those routes are arguably better. Still, PPAs work well for some homeowners so we like to see that as an option.
SunPower by EmPower Solar's industry-leading equipment warranty is backed by the manufacturer, SunPower, for 25 years. Meanwhile, its workmanship warranty (which protects against human error in the design and installation of the system) is good for 10 years. While 10 years is sufficient to cover many of the defects related to faulty workmanship, some leading companies cover workmanship flaws for up to 20, even 25 years.
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