In 2014, several individuals in the Albany area teamed up to discuss how they might work together to stimulate the growth of renewable energy, especially solar energy. This group's background ranged - some had previously been involved in the Transition Communities movement, others from the world of energy and environmental activism. In collaboration with Solarize Troy, which had launched its program in 2014, the Albany team began to plan its own campaign. Throughout 2014, meetings were held and research on prior Solarize campaigns was undertaken to develop the scope and focus of the Solarize Albany campaign which was launched in 2015. With support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Solarize Albany program has been active in Albany County in 2015 and 2016.
In these two years, we have focused on educating the community about the technology and economics of solar power production and implemented a bulk purchase program for solar power installations. Our objective has been to lower the cost of solar power in Albany County and transform the local solar marketplace.
Starting with our 2017 Campaign, we expanded our reach. Solarize Albany now serves the Capital Region, including the nearby counties Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington. We are also expanding our technology focus to include Electric Vehicles and as of 2019 Clean Heating and Cooling.
Tel: (518) 328-4SUN
Meetings held the first and third Thursday of the month from 6-8pm at Honest Weight Food CoOp