Clean Power Guide 2019 Sponsors

Over 70,000 New Yorkers live in solar homes, and the electric vehicle market is growing at 60% per year. The Clean Power Guide is for people who see good reasons for shifting to renewable energy—from calming the climate crisis to increasing their comfort, efficiency, and savings—but who want to do it right, on their own terms. This guide, produced by Luminary Media in collaboration with Sustainable Hudson Valley and published as a special section in Upstate House, is intended to give you the information you need and the resources for learning more.

Hudson Valley Community Power

Hudson Valley Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program comprised of six communities in New York’s Hudson Valley and formed in partnership with  Joule Community Power.  The program enables participating communities to pool local electricity demand in order to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and small businesses in effort to secure more favorable energy supply rates and designate renewable generation sources.  The default energy supply to homes and small businesses in the six participating communities is 100% renewable. Participating communities include Beacon, Cold Spring, Fishkill, Marbletown, Philipstown, and Poughkeepsie.

New York State Solar Farm

SunPower by New York State Solar Farm (NYSSF) brings together the benefits of the most powerful, efficient and aesthetic solar panels on the planet, with the longest and most inclusive warranty available – power, parts, and labor for 25 years on all system components.  NYSSF is a local, family owned company, serving as a primary Hudson Valley Solar installer since 2008, and one of only 30 SunPower Master Dealers in the nation. We are also a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer, helping to keep your lights on when the utility doesn’t. NYSSF has offered an escape from rising utility costs, tax benefits, and savings from day one to over 2,000 families and businesses, with over 8 Megawatts of Solar installed.  NYSSF is also listed as a Quality Solar Installer by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), a designation granted only to those who consistently demonstrate the best in quality workmanship, installation and customer service.


Founded in 2007 by two military veterans committed to reducing our nation’s reliance on fossil fuels, Nexamp has grown to become a leader in the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solar energy and storage solutions. Unlike many of its competitors, Nexamp manages the complete solar project lifecycle, from development, design and construction to financing, long-term operation and maintenance.   The Nexamp portfolio includes more than 150 MWs of solar generating capacity and is growing rapidly, expanding to include storage for more predictable energy delivery to the grid. Nexamp’s innovative community solar program makes solar accessible to everyone—from homeowners and renters to small businesses and non-profits—by building large-scale solar arrays that feed clean energy into the local power grids. With nothing to install and no up-front investment, consumers subscribe to a project and immediately save money on their monthly utility bills, while our landowner partners receive a steady source of income through long-term lease agreements.  Nexamp is laying the groundwork for a cleaner, more secure and resilient energy future.

Nissan North America

Nissan North America is a major automaker and producer of the fast-selling Leaf electric vehicle.  With an extensive suite of intelligent mobility features, and ranges up to 226 miles, the Nissan Leaf and Leaf Plus don’t just accelerate – they exhilarate.  Designed exclusively for the Nissan LEAF, NissanConnect EV with Services powered by SiriusXM® gives you access to the many unique features of your fully electric vehicle. Kingston Nissan was an early partner with Sustainable Hudson Valley’s Drive Electric program.


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSEDA) offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.


SunCommon is a market solution to climate change with a purpose beyond profit, offering residential, commercial and community solar options as well as the Tesla Powerwall. As a quality leader in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region of New York and Vermont’s largest solar provider, we believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts. SunCommon is a Certified B Corp based on a rigorous third party assessment of our commitment to people, planet and profit.  Our 160 employees are passionate about our values led business. We lead by example working out of the Northeast’s first zero net energy commercial building in Rhinebeck and Vermont’s largest net-positive office building in Waterbury, both of which produce more energy than they use.

SUNY Ulster

SUNY Ulster’s motto is “Start here. Go far.”  The college is small and tight knit – a place where faculty and staff will know your name. But we’re also part of a large and dynamic state-wide higher educational system as one of 64 unique learning environments in the State University of New York. Students transfer to some of the best public and private colleges and are well qualified on graduation to enter the professional job market.  We can take you anywhere in the world you want to go with International Studies and our Study Abroad program. Award-winning writers, renowned performers and innovative visual artists regularly conduct programs with our students. We have a dedicated and top-notch faculty focused on students instead of research; or an outstanding theater, music and intercollegiate (NJCAA) competition athletics program right in your backyard.  Yet SUNY Ulster is within your reach with financial aid, scholarships and other assistance.