power of a penny program
At Empire, we believe we have a social responsibility to make a positive impact on the world beyond the walls of our business, and we’re excited to extend a unique opportunity to our dealers to join us through what is literally a life-changing program called Power of a Penny.
Through this exclusive program developed by Empire and the GivePower Foundation, every Empire dealer has the opportunity to help provide clean drinking water to remote communities around the world. Since partnering with the GivePower foundation early on in our business, we have donated over $100,000, which will provide 5,000 people a reliable source of clean water for the next 20 years. We hope you’ll opt-in to join us in expanding our collective impact on the world.
Why this cause?
Today, someone dies every 10 seconds from contaminated water. Of the 3 million deaths each year, over 2.2 million of those are children. These deaths are completely avoidable by providing clean drinking water. In places where clean drinking water isn’t an issue, the solar power installed provides a consistent and renewable source of electricity for a community who might otherwise be left in the dark.
How does it work?
Dealer Sales Partners can opt-in to donating 1 penny per watt installed to the GivePower Foundation. While a penny might not seem like much, an average install has the giving potential to provide clean drinking water for up to 4 people for 20 years. The power of a penny, multiplied over thousands of installs, can change thousands of lives.
what are the benefits?
In addition to making a positive Impact on the world through a minimal financial contribution, dealers can earn a seat on a GivePower solar installation trek for every 1MW sold. You can join Empire, or you can earn enough seats to sponsor your own team trek. These treks can provide a great way to motivate and reward deserving employees who want to embark on this life-changing experience. From a marketing perspective, we’ve found that customers want to support companies making a large impact, making the Power of a Penny Program a fantastic selling point.
Plug-In Humanitarian Program
Customers want to support companies making a meaningful impact in the world, making the Power of a Penny Program a fantastic selling point. Add a corporate social responsibility element to your business and immediately make a positive Impact in the world through a minimal financial contribution.
Plug-In Recognition Program
Motivate and reward deserving employees by rewarding them with seats on life-changing humanitarian trks. You’ll earn a seat on a GivePower solar installation trek for every 1MW sold. You can join Empire, or you can earn enough seats to sponsor your own team trek.
what are the benefits?
Q: How is the final donation calculated?
A: The amount donated will be deducted on the back-end based on the final system size installed. For example, a 1 penny per watt donation for an average 7kW system is $70.
Q: Is participation required?
A: You do not have to participate. Opting-into the program is entirely voluntary.
Q: Where can I learn more about GivePower?
A: You can learn more about GivePower’s by visiting their website or by talking to Dealer Support. Empire held its own internal competition and our two winners are incredibly excited for the opportunity to install solar panels in Nepal in February.