Jan 2020 energy hour

Please join us for the next ReWire Energy Hour as we strive to bring together a coalition of organizations, committed businesses, nonprofits and concerned citizens to celebrate our combined efforts at making an enduring and positive difference in our communities.

This month’s featured nonprofit is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Calvin VanderVeer, a junior at Shenendehowa High School running in the Student of the Year Campaign, competing with other NY and VT students to raise the most for LLS! Help us, help Calvin and his Team Got CUREage reach their goal to raise $35,000!!

This month’s Energy Hour theme: OPEN HOUSE FOR NONPROFITS

This is a great chance to learn about our non traditional Community Solar fundraising program and receive information to support your nonprofit organization. There will be 3 local businesses offering support and information to add value to your nonprofit organization:

Nonprofit Support Organizations

  • Financial statements for your nonprofit
  • Solving complex human resource issues
  • For your $5 donation at the door…
    • Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer.
    • Learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and support their mission.
    • Learn more about Community Solar and how you can sign up.
    • Learn and network with a number of nonprofits and businesses offering support services geared toward nonprofits, such as bookkeeping, human resources, and connecting donors.
  • Participate in 50/50 to benefit Team Got CUREage and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Enter for a chance to win other exciting giveaways

Register to Attend


hand under sun for community giving

New Offering Expands Renewable Energy Across the Region and Adds New Revenue Stream to Local Community Organizations

Saratoga Springs, NY – ReWire Energy in partnership with the community solar developer US Light Energy today announced an exciting new program aimed at increasing Community Solar usage while also powering new revenue to local nonprofits.  This unique approach includes ReWire helping supporters of local nonprofits sign up for Community Solar, with added incentives going to that nonprofit.

As part of this new partnership, ReWire, a family owned minority business enterprise based in downtown Saratoga Springs, will offer subscriptions to the popular and flexible renewable energy program – Community Solar.  This new offering comes in addition to the in-depth strategic energy consulting services offered by ReWire to commercial real estate developers, nonprofits, and government agencies.

ReWire is offering Community Solar subscriptions for all types of utility customers, including businesses, homeowners, renters, multifamily property owners, churches and other non-profits. These subscriptions are initiated through a simple process that enables all utility customers to share in a local, New York solar farm. The solar farms provide clean solar power to the utility’s electric grid and generate energy credits for the subscribers. The energy credits are applied to subscribers’ utility bills, and subscribers are then billed at a 10% discount for the value of the credits.

The added benefit of this new program is a customized outreach and education session for supporters of the participating nonprofits, informing those supporters of both the economic and environmental benefits of community solar. Supporters signing up through these nonprofit outreach sessions will also drive $50 to the nonprofit for each new signup.

The entire subscription process is simple and takes less than 5 minutes. Interested customers can visit to subscribe. Community Solar subscribers do not need to install any new equipment at their location, there is no cost to subscribe and you can cancel with 90 days notice.

The next ReWire Energy Hour networking community engagement is featuring Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.  This information session is open to the public and will be held on January 15 at 5:30pm at Glennpeter Jewelers, located at 1544 Central Ave, Albany NY 12205.

“Our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth has been making a BIG difference in the lives of thousands of Capital Region kids for many years,” said Noelle Podoba, President of the Board of Directors.  “The lives we’ve changed and the results we’ve seen have only been possible thanks to the humbling generosity of our community.  We’re grateful for ReWire Energy’s belief in our mission and thankful for their support.”

Lee Evans, President of ReWire Energy said, “ReWire is a dedicated member of the Capital Region community and part of our company’s mission is to help make our community stronger.  The chance to further enable solar power usage while providing more resources to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region is a great way for us to do more while doing good. This is a no-brainer and a win-win for our community and customers.”

This program was recently launched and will be adding new nonprofit organizations regularly.


About ReWire

ReWire Energy is part of the ReWire Group, LLC, a family-led and NY certified minority business enterprise focused on delivering Zero Energy solutions for real estate, municipal, commercial and institutional customers through a combination of energy and financial modeling, process automation software and new technology deployment. Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, ReWire is developing opportunities for clients throughout the region by redefining the Value of Zero.  Learn more at

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region has one mission, we create and support one to one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We hold ourselves accountable to the following measurable outcomes: educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. Serving almost 600 children each year, Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region stands in the corner of our kids and lets them know we all believe in their potential and will work hard to defend it. Capital Region counties served include Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga.  Learn more at

Media Contact:
Timothy Dunn
Dunn Strategy Group

ReWire Energy Hour @ The Shaker and Vine, Featuring The YWCA

ReWire Energy Hour – December Recap:

Once again ReWire, business associates, Nonprofit partners, and community organizations gathered for the monthly Energy Hour. At this event ReWire’s featured Nonprofit partner was the YWCA of Northeastern New York. Despite the snowy weather a stalwart group enjoyed the festive gathering along with beverages and Shaker and Vine cuisine.

Our efforts to educate and provide a platform for local Nonprofits to get their message out and to provide support through our Community Solar fundraising programs will continue.

The January Energy Hour will be at a larger venue in Albany, New York Wednesday January 15th at Glennpeter Jewelers located at 1544 Central Avenue where we’re expecting up to 100 attendees. We hope to see you there and welcome you to participate in our efforts to build community support for worthy causes and to enable us all do our part in the ongoing fight against climate change.



5 – 7:30 PM

Host: ReWire Energy
Feature Nonprofit Partner: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
$5 donation at the door. All proceeds go to support Big Brothers Little Sisters

Register to Attend

Venue: Glennpeter Jewelers
1544 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205

The Community Solar Subscription Booth will be open. Bring your energy bill!
When subscribing, Enter PROMO Code BBBS to support our Partner


Hosts: ReWire and US Light Energy
Featured Nonprofit Partner: Capital Roots

Venue: River Street Market
Hedley Park Place of Troy
433 River St # 101, Troy, NY 12180

ReWire ENERGY HOUR – Celebrating The 4 Wins

Winning with Community Solar group event

ReWire Energy Hour Recap:

Festivities were held for the debut Energy Hour at Wheatfield’s in Clifton Park NY on Wednesday November 20th. Check out the video below.

The event was well attended, with everyone having a good time networking, discussing our shared goals and enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Lee Evans provided remarks; describing the purpose of bringing together community stakeholders, friends and family, as well as ReWire customers and strategic partners.

Lee closed by highlighting the 4-Wins of Community Solar:

  1. It’s a Win for Community Solar Subscribers enjoying lower energy costs
  2. It’s a Win for Nonprofits that receive a $50 Donation for every subscribing member
  3. It’s a Win for the environment as all this activity lowers the Community’s overall Carbon Footprint
  4. And it’s a Win for ReWire and our Community Solar Partners


Event Purpose

Each month we bring together a coalition of organizations, committed businesses and concerned citizens as we begin our journey. We’re combining our efforts to fight climate change with supporting Nonprofit and charitable organizations and their missions.

Let’s celebrate coming together as we strive to make an enduring and positive difference in our communities.

December Event – Date, Time & Location

Tuesday, December 17, 2019


Venue: The Shaker and Vine
221 Harborside Drive
Schenectady, NY 12305

Featured Nonprofit Organization: YWCA of Northeastern NY


5 – 7:30 PM

Venue: Glennpeter Jewelers

1544 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205

Featured Nonprofit Organization: Big Brother & Big Sisters of the Capital Region


Venue: River Street Market

Hedley Park Place of Troy
433 River St # 101, Troy, NY 12180