Plug Into Albany's Community Solar

Sign up now to save on energy costs, support clean energy – and receive a $200 Gift Card.2

Solarize Albany County

Community Solar in Action

A community solar farm, or project, is a collection of solar panels.

The community solar farm supplies clean, renewable, energy to your local utility company.

Homeowners, renters, and businesses can sign up for community solar in just minutes. When you sign up, you receive power from the same utility you use today.

Once your farm starts generating energy, you receive solar credits on your monthly utility bill that actually save you money on your energy costs.

See How It Works for You

Community solar brings the benefits of solar power to homeowners, renters, and businesses all over the country. It’s easy to help solarize Albany County and its communities.

  • You don’t have to worry about installing solar panels on your rooftop.

  • You don’t even need to own your roof (or have one).

  • You pay no upfront costs, maintenance, or insurance fees.

  • You’ll save up to 10% on your monthly energy costs.1

  • You’ll receive a $200 Gift Card when you use promo code: SolarizeAlbany.2

Sign-up is easy.

All you need is five minutes and your utility bill.



Enter your ZIP code to see if there are any community solar projects near you.



Create your account, confirm you’re eligible, and sign up for your project. Use promo code: SolarizeAlbany.



When your project starts producing energy, you’ll save on your monthly energy costs and receive your $200 Gift Card. 2

What happens after I sign up?

Once you’re signed up, we’ll keep you in the loop. We’ll let you know how to access your solar dashboard, where you’ll see photos of your project – and track your energy usage, solar credits, and impact on the environment.

Plus, we’ll let you know when your project is going live so you know when your subscription (and your savings) will begin.

How does billing work with community solar?

You may have questions about how your utility bill will be impacted by charges and solar credits – and how those things lead to monthly savings. If you do, check out Community Solar: How the Billing Process Works.

Ready to sign up and help solarize Albany?

Plug Into Service With Nelnet Renewable Energy

Nelnet Renewable Energy

Nelnet Renewable Energy is an affiliate of Nelnet, a purpose-driven company started more than 40 years ago. Our leadership and associates are committed to supporting renewable energy – and our organization is known for providing exceptional customer experiences. That’s our promise to you. Here’s how we deliver:

  • You’ll lock in on savings on your monthly energy costs1 – and always pay less with community solar than if you hadn’t signed up.

  • You’ll have resources like a solar dashboard that provides information about your solar project, energy usage, and impact on the environment.

  • You’ll work with real people who are here to support you and answer your questions.

  • Contracts are flexible. If you move and can stay in your same project, great – or we can try to find a new one for you. If you change your mind, just notify us in advance – there are no fees to cancel.

  • You can count on us to be straight with you. We’ve been around for more than 40 years because we do things the right way.

Solarize Albany

Who is Solarize Albany?

Run solely by volunteers, Solarize Albany is a local nonprofit serving eight counties of the Capital Region of upstate New York. The organization’s goal is to promote the use of renewable energy to you, the consumer, providing you with an understanding of how renewable energy benefits your life – and offering lower cost options through a bulk purchase model.

2: Nelnet Renewable Energy and its promotions are not affiliated with or sponsored or endorsed by Inc. Gift Cards (“GCs”) only redeemable toward eligible goods, services on or its affiliates and cannot be redeemed for purchase of other gift cards. Except as required by law, GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account. To be eligible for this promotion, the potential recipient must become a subscriber of a Nelnet Renewable Energy community solar project. The potential recipient must use code “SOLARIZEALBANY” when signing up for community solar services at If the potential recipient becomes a subscriber, they will receive a $200 Gift Card via email once they begin receiving bill credits. Limit of one Gift Card per household. This promotion is available until 8/31/22. Additional Restrictions & Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit for details.

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Are you ready to save on your monthly energy costs and help the environment? See if you’re eligible to join a community solar project near you.