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Thank you for your interest in community solar.

Welcome to the Solarize Albany Community Solar Campaign page.

With electricity prices rising, there has never been a better time to save money by enrolling in community solar. Signup is easy and a support team is available to answer any questions. By enrolling, you will:

Save money on utility costs

Support clean, renewable energy

Help our communities become more energy independent and sustainable

"By launching this campaign, we're raising awareness that community solar is a practical step residents can take to save money on utilities. We encourage residents to explore the benefits of community solar for your home or business."
– Solarize Albany

For any questions, email our team at or give us a call at (518) 941-9590.

Sign Up

Fill out some basic details to enroll in the Route 69 Project.

What is community solar?

Community solar provides you with the benefits of clean energy without the hassle of a traditional solar panel installation. This program is brought to you by Solarize Albany, a local non-profit serving the Capital Region.

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Join a Renewable Energy Project

You join a solar project in your community, which pumps clean energy into the local power grid.

Power Your Home

You continue to receive electricity from your utility company, without installing any equipment.

Save Money

You receive credit on your electric bill as your project produces clean energy. You save money, guaranteed!

How it works

When you sign up for a community solar project, you will receive credits on your monthly electric bill. These credits lower the cost of your bill, and your participation contributes to a more sustainable future. You pay for those energy credits at discount and you save. It’s that simple. Here are the three easy steps to make it happen.

Step 1

Provide Basic Details

Fill out some basic details to enroll – your name, email, and electric account number. This will help us confirm your energy usage, so we can match your account with the right amount of solar energy.

Step 2

Access Dashboard

Once you’ve subscribed, you will have access to a personal dashboard where you can see your monthly savings, the project’s solar energy production, and its environmental impact.

Step 3

See Savings

You will start seeing savings on your electric bill a month after your community solar project becomes operational.

Your Project

Route 69

5,888 kW Output Taberg, NY

Community solar allows you and your neighbors to receive all the benefits of renewable energy without the cost or hassle of installing panels on your own property. 100% of the project's clean energy goes into the local grid system, is used by your community, and saves subscribers money on their electricity bills.

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Project Coverage

Areas Served *

National Grid - NY

* This list is not exhaustive

Project Details

Contract Term

Enjoy savings for the life of the program.

Discount Type

10% Discount.

Cancellation Fees

Cancel anytime with 90 days notice.

Cancellation Info

No Fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to put anything on my roof?
No! That's the beauty of community renewables. You get all of the benefits of clean energy without having to install anything at your home or business.
What if I move?
If you move within the same utility zone, you can still be part of the project, just let us know so we can make the changes on your account. If you move to an area where we don't have a project, you'll unfortunately have to cancel your membership.
Can my HOA, house of worship, or school qualify?
Yes. HOAs, houses of worship, and schools can qualify to receive savings. You can also ask us about our affiliate program so your organization can partner with us and receive even more benefits and savings!
What if I want to leave the project?
If for whatever reason you want to leave, terms and conditions may vary depending on the project. It's important to review your subscription agreement to see if there are any particular requirements. In most cases, you simply have to give a certain amount of notice so we can find someone else to take your spot.
Are there any issues with reliability? Are you replacing my utility company?
Nope. You will have the same reliability that you have always had. Nothing will change except now when you receive your utility bill, you will see your bill credit applied, reducing your monthly energy costs. Your utility company still maintains the physical grid system, ensuring reliability, and delivering the electricity you use to power your home, business, or place of worship. We work with utilities to get more renewable energy on that grid system and transition to a more sustainable future.
What happens if the community renewable project I'm subscribed to goes offline? (ex. A storm damages my community solar project and it has to go offline for repairs).
If for whatever reason, the project you're subscribed to goes offline, you'll still be getting electricity from your utility company, but you temporarily won't be getting the discount from your renewable project subscription. (i.e. things will go back to how they were before you subscribed). If a project has to shut down completely, we'll help you switch to another project in your area if one is available.
I already have solar panels. Can I still sign up?
Unfortunately, you’re not able to enroll in community solar if you already have solar panels installed.
I already have clean energy through an ESCO (Energy Services Company / Supplier). Can I still sign up?
Yes! You can maintain your ESCO contract and still join a community renewable project. In fact, signing up for both is encouraged. When choosing an ESCO as your energy supplier, you have the ability to power your home with renewable energy. Signing up for a community renewable project, on the other hand, provides a discount on the electricity produced while supporting local solar development.
Are you an ESCO (Energy Services Company/Supplier)?