Energy Square Wins “Project of the Year!”

Providing Solar & Home Service Solutions
People applauding

The Energy Square project from RUPCO, located in Kingston, New York, has recently been named the 2020 Project of the Year – Upstate Region by the New York State Association for Affordable Housing! The Energy Square is a mixed-use development located in Midtown Kingston, including a number of apartments for a range of different incomes. The entire building was constructed with a goal of sustainability, becoming the first Net-Zero for Living affordable housing project in the entirety of upstate New York.

The project is yet another example of brilliant engineering and just what is possible when different ideas and technologies come together for the benefit of the community. The building includes considerable renewable energy features, including a huge solar energy system as well as a geothermal ground source heat pump system. The renewable energy sources provide electricity and heat to the entire building, creating a cost savings for those on a low-income or nonprofit basis. The project also contributes a great deal to the state’s aggressive renewable energy portfolio.

RUPCO selected Lighthouse Solar to be the developer for the solar energy system installed on the property. Thanks to our extensive experience, diverse portfolio of projects (including both residential and commercial setups), and ability to properly construct large-scale solar energy projects, we were able to provide RUPCO with the solar energy system this ambitious community landmark needs.

The $22 million project brought together developer RUPCO as well as the City of Kingston, New York State Homes & Community Renewal, and several private investors. At five stories tall and featuring 57 apartments, today the building serves as home for 79 people. It is also home to the Center for Creative Education (CCE), which provides cultural awareness to the city’s youth through arts, wellness, and education.

Energy Square has also received a five-year Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative award, providing rental assistance and supportive services to seven units in the building. These units are specifically targeted toward formerly homeless young adults, ages 18 through 25, in hopes of helping them get back on their feet again. RUPCO has also partnered with CCE and Family of Woodstock to provide an array of services to these targeted individuals, including job training and daily living guidance.

This isn’t the first time that the NYSAFAH has given RUPCO Project of the Year honors: in 2015, the firm received the award for its work in rehabilitating Lace Mill, an apartment development popular among artists. Energy Square has also received other awards as well, including the Paul Davidoff Award for Leadership in Housing and Equal Opportunity.

We’re proud to have played such a key part in the development of this project. To learn more about how we can help your home or business secure its energy future by switching to clean, emissions-free solar, call Lighthouse Solar at (845) 251-2012 today.


Contact Us Today

We’re Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please lookup your address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

Hear From Our Happy Customers

At Lighthouse Solar, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Y’all are the best!"

    We moved to Vermont about a year ago, and lately, we have been thinking about installing panels on our home. I’ve been talking to neighbors about who installed their panels, and their experience with the companies that did the work.

    "Energetic, professional, and great to work with in every way."

    Energetic, professional, and great to work with in every way. We had a wonderful experience and are so pleased that we get a ...

    - Rebecca E
    "They were a joy to deal with."

    Our sales representative, Jessica Barry, from Lighthouse Solar was patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. The company ...

    - Jacinta B
    "We could not be more satisfied!"

    Lighthouse installed a solar array for our home. Everyone of their people with whom we had contact was polite and ...

    - Mark S
    "They were all nice, knowledgeable, and committed to making this purchase easy for us"

    I have nothing but positive things to say about the people from this office who worked with us--starting with Matt Calardo ...

    - John B
    "Great customer service"

    Great customer service. Total clarity on what we were getting into. Although it was a difficult winter, the installation ...

    - Larry L
    "We are thrilled with our solar power installation!"

    We are thrilled with our solar power installation. This is a company that does what they say they're going to do, in a timely ...

    - Lena D.
    "We couldn't be happier with our experience with Lighthouse Solar."

    We couldn't be happier with our experience with Lighthouse Solar. They provided expert advice on our system design and ...

    - Bridget B.