Empire Renewable Energy LLC (ERE) is a subsidiary of Empire Southwest LLC. Empire Southwest was founded in 1950 as an authorized Caterpillar dealer with twenty locations covering Arizona, and Southeast California. The company has been a trusted partner to contractors, municipalities, agricultural professionals, and commercial power users since its inception. In 2010 Empire Renewable Energy, LLC was formed to provide additional focus to the renewable energy market in the Southwest. As an authorized SunPower Dealer, ERE has completed commercial (distributed) projects ranging in capacity from small 30-kW systems to larger projects over 100-kW and multi-megawatt systems.