Our friends at the non-profit, Solarize Albany, are helping people learn about low-cost, clean electricity from local solar farms. It’s an easy way to reduce carbon emissions and save money, made possible by NYSERDA’s community solar program. Just about anyone who pays a National Grid electric bill can join a solar farm in less than 5 minutes.
Along with other organizations such as Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Helderberg Community Energy, People of Albany United for Safe Energy, Sierra Club Hudson Mohawk Group, and Vote Solar we’re supporting Solarize Albany’s community solar campaign. Here are a few reasons we think the solar farms in Solarize Albany’s campaign are a good way to go solar:
- No roof needed. Energy comes from the solar farm, not your roof.
No investment required. The solar farms are already built.
No long-term commitment. Cancel without penalty by giving 90-day notice.
No risk. Guaranteed Savings: Electricity from the solar farm will always cost 10% less than National Grid, and your payment for clean electricity goes to the solar farm, not National Grid.
It takes less than 5 minutes to join a solar farm. Just visit solarizealbany.org/community-solar and click on “Sign Up Here” and you’ll be directed to the sign up page managed by Solarize Albany’s partner, Common Energy. When you sign-up, the system will send a text message to your mobile phone to confirm your number. It will also ask you for your National Grid account number and a method of payment -- you can pay the solar farm using a checking account or a credit card.
If you have any questions about signing up, Common Energy will be happy to help. You can call them on 844-899-9763.
For anyone paying a National Grid electric bill who doesn’t already have solar, this is an easy way to make a positive impact. Working together we’ll make an even bigger difference. We hope you’ll consider Solarize Albany’s campaign and join a solar farm today.