Kent Climate Smart

Sign Up for Community Solar and Save!

Kent residents can now easily convert to solar energy without solar panels through the Kent Community Solar Program!

The Solarize Kent program, which has been unanimously endorsed by the Kent Town Board, allows residents to power their homes with solar energy without installing solar panels. This program is part of Solarize Putnam, which is being offered throughout Putnam County by Sustainable Putnam under the auspices of the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Several other Putnam County towns have already joined the program. If there is sufficient participation in Kent, the Town will receive a $5000 grant.

Solarize Kent allows residents to purchase solar electricity through NYSEG at a rate reduction of up to 10%. The solar electricity comes from regional solar farms. This a volunteer “opt-in” program. There is no fee to enroll and no penalty to terminate any time. You will receive a $100 bonus gift card for enrolling, and the town may receive an additional $100 as well. Details are on the Sustainable Putnam website.

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It's quick and easy to save money and transition your home to solar energy. Got questions? Click here here to get in touch with us – we're happy to help!

Save Energy, Reduce Costs.

The Kent Climate Smart Task Force is working to get the Town of Kent, NY certified as a Climate Smart Community by participating in a state-supported program that will help us take real action to ensure the future of Kent’s natural resources and save taxpayers money.

Our Mission

The Kent Climate Smart Task Force is a volunteer steering committee to the Town of Kent whose mission is to reduce overall energy usage and increase reliance on renewable energy sources; support development of a more sustainable local economy; inform and inspire community members and business leaders; mitigate the impacts of climate change; and conserve our natural resources for future generations.

What is Climate Smart?

Climate Smart is a program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that helps local government take action to save energy, reduce costs, and mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Our Projects

Check out the climate smart certification actions we’re working on right now.
Build a Climate Smart Community
Inventory Emissions
Implement Climate Smart Land Use
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Inform & Inspire the Public

Take Action

Working towards a cleaner Kent means working together. Getting involved right now is the best way to make an impact in our community.
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Take the pledge to help the planet. Check out the Putnam100 initiative and learn about the steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.


When we work together, we can make a difference. Participate in the community solar campaign that allows residents to opt in for clean energy delivered from NYSEG at a 10% average savings.


Learn how your local business can reduce energy costs, decrease its carbon footprint, and increase the everyday comfort of your customers.

Support Our Work!

Your involvement in our community makes progress possible.
Join the Task Force today, or donate to keep our efforts moving. Your donations will support the Kent Conservation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and are fully tax deductible!

Get in touch!

I'd like more info about the Community Solar Program
I'd like to join the Task Force

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