Sustainable Putnam


 Make the shift to 100% Renewable Electricity!

Join us in shifting our homes, businesses, towns and villages to clean, solar powered electricity with no costs to residents or municipalities. Help create clean, green New York State jobs and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, while you earn financial rewards.  

What is Solarize Putnam?

Solarize Putnam is a Sustainable Putnam program assisting our towns and county government in promoting community solar. Solar electricity dramatically reduces our greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, and air pollution that impacts our health and well being.

Sustainable Putnam urges our local town and county governments to join the effort with their own Solarize Putnam campaign. Do your part by signing up today, or urging your local officials enroll your town and county!

What is Community Solar?

Community Solar is made possible through New York State policies that allow homeowners to purchase their electricity from a solar farm. The solar farm offers you a discount on their electricity, which it then sells to the utility who sends it into the grid.

The subscriber saves money, the solar farm creates green jobs and earns a profit, and New York’s grid gets cleaner as solar electricity replaces fossil fuel electricity.

Subscribing to a solar farm is free, easy, and helps green NYS's grid.

Can I go solar at my home?

Yes! Whether you live in an apartment, condo, or single family home, nearly every Putnam resident with an electric utility account can sign up for community solar. There is no installation, and never any fees.  

Best of all, each of our providers offer annualized savings of up to 10% on your electric supply. Cancel at any time.  Have your utility account number handy and click below to sign up for community solar now.

Learn more about our provider, PowerMarket, and enroll online!


PowerMarket's Offer

Annualized Savings

on electricity supply costs

Up to 10% Savings


$100 gift card to you

$100 donation to Sustainable Putnam or the participating town of Kent


One bill (NYSEG or Central Hudson)

Subscription Term, Fees

20 years or the life of the project

No fees to join or cancel

NYS Project Locations

(click Enroll above for more details)

NYSEG: Penn Yan or Cincinnatus, NY

Central Hudson: New Windsor, NY

Why go Solar?

New York State’s Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act has set ambitious goals to combat the climate crisis:

  • 70% emissions-free electricity sector by 2030
  • 100% emissions-free electricity sector by 2040
  • Shift all energy uses to electricity (eliminating oil, natural gas, and coal)

To meet these challenges, every New Yorker needs to go solar. You can either install panels on your roof, or sign up for community solar. For most residents, the best option is a community solar subscription.
See our Go Solar tool to help you decide.

What’s the Catch?

There really is none. Again, New York State’s forward-thinking energy and climate policies make community solar possible.

You’ll see solar credits deducted from your electric supply bill every month: more in summer, less in winter. Your annualized credits reduce your electricity cost by 10%

Residents, small businesses, and nonprofits are eligible to apply. There are some restrictions. For example, buildings with solar panels are not eligible. Very small and large commercial electric accounts may not be accepted. Contact [email protected] with questions.