January 7 – ReWire Energy believes in the power of community and giving back. For each Community Loan Fund supporter that subscribes to community solar, they are making a $50 donation to our organization!

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is proud to partner with ReWire Energy to provide our supporters with access to community solar. No, we are not asking you to put solar panels on your house! Community solar provides you with access to a solar farm that will provide up to a 10% savings on your electric bill. If you are National Grid customer, you have the option to buy your electricity from a solar farm. The power from the solar farm is credited on your National Grid bill.

Here’s a quick example:

Your National Grid electric bill is $100. As a community solar subscriber, National Grid will give you a credit of $100 on your bill. Your community solar farm will send you a bill for $90 (therefore giving you a 10% savings*).

We hear a lot about climate change in the news and many of us are left wondering, “how can I make a difference?” or “is what I am doing enough?” Subscribing to community solar will reduce your carbon footprint while saving you money on your electric bill and raising money for Community Loan Fund!

Ready to save money on your electric bill, raise money for our organization and help save the environment? It’s easy!

  • Complete the online form
  • Use Promo Code “community loan fund”
  • Follow the steps to complete your subscription (you will need your utility account number and your checking account information)

Our goal is to have 100 Community Loan Fund supporters sign up by March 31st for the community solar program. We hope you will help us reach that goal!

* The timing of when your meter is read will impact your National Grid credit. Savings average 10% annually.

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of Community Solar? Community Solar creates clean, renewable energy in your community. By subscribing to one of our solar projects, you are paying for access to less expensive and environmentally friendly solar electricity so that you don’t have to buy electricity at standard utility rates produced by fossil fuels. Nearly everyone can participate regardless of your location, housing, or access to the sun. With this equipment-free option, you no longer need to install or maintain solar panels on your property or roof to benefit from the technology.

Why choose ReWire Energy? ReWire is a local, family owned, NY Minority Certified Energy Advisory firm. Our team is committed to providing prompt, responsive, expert advice to our customers. enabling you to lock in savings on your utility bill and lower your carbon emissions.

Am I eligible? Yes! Whether you’re a business, nonprofit, rent or own, you can sign up for community solar. You will be assigned to a project within your Utility territory, in the unlikely event your territory is not immediately available, don’t worry! We’re partnering with developers across the state and will work to connect you as quickly as possible. Best of all, you can sign up for free in a matter of minutes.

How do I get started? All you need to do is complete the form (or see below) and provide us with your electric bill account number and your checking routing and account number so we can connect your local utility account to our platform. Once you are connected, we’ll be able to apply your solar savings directly to your bill every month!

How to Subscribe to Community Solar?  

5 Easy Steps to Join US! Go to RewireEnergy.com/community-solar

1: Enter your name, address, phone number and email

2: Enter the non-profit Promo Code: community loan fund

3: Enter your National Grid Account Number

4: Enter your checking account Information for autopayment.

5: Review and Sign the Community Solar Subscription Agreement

Have questions or need help subscribing? We’re here to help! Call Lee Evans @ 518-275-5598.   

How can I save money by signing up for a community solar farm? As a subscriber to a local community solar farm, you will receive solar credits for up to a 10% discount on your monthly electric utility rate. There are no long-term contracts to sign and zero upfront costs!

How will this appear on my electric bill? You will receive a bill from the community solar developer and one from your utility (minus your earned credits). No changes to your utility service provider, just a more sustainable bill.

What happens if I move or want to opt out? You can opt out at any time with 60 days’ notice. If you move within the same service territory, you will be able to transfer your agreement to your new residence. We will coordinate with the utility to have your solar credits redirected to your new account. You must provide us written notice of your new address at least 60 days prior to your move.

What type of security is in place to keep my information secure? ReWire Energy does not collect, store or maintain customer checking account or credit/debit card information. All subscriber payment information is managed through our secure payment processor in full compliance with the highest Payment Card Industry Data Security and Data Encryption Standards. This includes requirements for security policies, procedures, management, software design, network architecture and other protective measures.

Protecting payment data is essential to keeping your transactions safe. Point-to-point encryption solutions are used to encrypt payment data at the point of transaction, keeping it safe in transit and decrypting it securely at military-grade data facilities.

About ReWire Energy

ReWire is a local, family-owned, NY Minority Certified Energy Advisory firm focused on helping its customers address the threat of climate change through Zero Energy programs that combine energy efficiency, renewable energy and community solar programs.