The Empower Team
Deep Experience Where it Matters Most
Our industry-leading management team brings decades of energy and renewables experience and Fortune 500 professionalism to every client and project, supported by a full-service development and operations team.
Our in-house team of professionals encompasses every aspect of renewable energy. Sales, legal, finance, project development, engineering, procurement, construction management, and asset management are all performed by seasoned Empower staffers. This grants Empower greater control and quality over our projects from start to finish.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Michael BelkoPRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Read Bio
Formerly, as COO for Empower, Michael ran the company’s operations. Prior to joining Empower, Michael held a number of senior positions including President of RCS Energy Services, where he built a $35 million solar power EPC company, and as Senior Director of Operations at SunEdison, where he oversaw North American EPC and overall performance. Michael has extensive experience delivering a high volume of solar power projects while maintaining superior client satisfaction and optimal performance.
Patrick CorrChief Strategy Officer Read Bio
As CSO, Patrick is responsible for corporate strategy and implementation. Patrick’s career began in mobile telecom and software serving both the F500 and government sectors where he built several successful organizations before joining the solar industry. Patrick has broad experience across residential, C&I and utility scale solar and storage projects. He has held leadership positions with NRG, SolarCity, Tesla and 174 Power Global/Hanwha Energy where he built and led teams that developed over 200 megawatts of solar and storage projects across the US.
Robert E. DuvaVice President, Engineering
Dennis HainesSVP, General Counsel & Board Secretary Read Bio
Dennis Haines has worked with a diverse mix of companies in energy and related industrial sectors, ranging from early-stage, entrepreneurial startups specializing in renewables to leading, publicly traded power-generation firms with worldwide operations. He has supported business and project development, equipment procurement, manufacturing and sales, facility build-out and operations as well as corporate governance, finance, treasury and human resources over his 30+ year career as hands-on general counsel, private practitioner and strategic advisor.