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Jul
3
Fri
RUPCO Offices Closed in observance of Independence Day
Jul 3 all-day
Jul
8
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Workshop: Getting Started
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This orientation class is the first step to joining RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Program. The hour-long information session outlines the HomeOwnership Center’s programs and the path to homeownership. FREE. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Jul
9
Thu
SPONSORSHIP: Leo Genovese the Legal Aliens @ Bard (La Voz $950)
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Includes four tickets
¼ page ad in program (Lace Mill)

Jul
11
Sat
Solarize Kingston Open House
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

25 Presidents Pl, Kingston, NY 12401, KINGSTON, N.Y. – June 29, 2015 – Solarize Kingston will provide residents and business owners a top-to-bottom, detailed look at the workings and benefits of solar power at a “Solar Open House” on Saturday, July 11, from 12 – 3 p.m. at the home of Jeff Broido.

The 45 panel, 13.5 KW system was installed by SOLARgeneration in 2014, and has produced virtually all of the home’s electricity since then. Visitors will be able to view the system close-up, see performance data, and discuss the panels, inverter, and installation technology with SOLARgeneration staff, who will be present throughout the event.

The address is 25 Presidents Place in Kingston. Those who come may be surprised that a house with so many gables on the roof could fit a solar electric system. The placement and design of each system is, by necessity, unique to each house.

“Jeff’s house is a little out of the ordinary,”says Jason Spiotta of SOLARgeneration. “As everyone will see at the open house, his roof is complicated, steep, high and fragmented–as well as interesting and beautiful. We needed to make the best use of the space. Jeff was a pleasure to work with. A true environmentalist, technology lover, life explorer and general good guy. His home is a great example of what can be done when the homeowner has his/her mind set on solar, and has the flexibility and interest to dive in.”

Solarize Kingston is a non-profit community program that is making solar electricity simpler and more affordable for homes and small businesses by offering consumer education, pre-selected installer partners, and a group-purchase discount. As more customers sign on, the price is reduced for everyone. Representatives from RUPCO will also be present to answer your questions about low-cost financing which will likely result in monthly payments lower than your current utility bill.

Endorsed by the City of Kingston Common Council, the benefits of the Solarize Kingston campaign are available until September 12.

“My late wife and I had considered a rooftop solar installation for some time, simply to serve as a neighborhood example and to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Jeff Briodo. “SOLARgeneration did a meticulous, beautiful job and the entire process was a genuine pleasure. I love keeping track of the prodigious amount of clean energy I’m generating.”
When asked how it feels to have a 13.5 kilowatt system generating power on his roof, Broido responded, “It feels great!” His advice to anyone considering getting solar installed is, “Do it!”
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Solarize Kingston is part of RenewableNY’s effort to help New York State transition to a clean energy future. RenewableNY is a partnership including Sustainable Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountainkeeper, and is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative. NY-Sun will invest up to $1 billion in solar power through 2023 to expand solar installations statewide and help New York’s solar industry become self-sustaining.

Photo caption: Jeff Broido, Kingston resident and Solar Ambassador for Solarize Kingston.
Photo courtesy of Solarize Hudson Valley.

Contact info for further Interviews:

Jeff Broido, solar home owner
broidoj@gmail.com
845-383-1211

Morganne Morgan, SOLARgeneration
Phone: 845-679-6997
morganne@solargeneration.net

Gregg Swanzey, Kingston resident actively exploring his solar options
Gregg is also the Director of Kingston’s Office of Economic Development & Strategic Partnerships
845-334-3962 w
845-853-3282 c
gswanzey@kingston-ny.gov

Mike D’Arcy
Outreach Coordinator and Energy Coach
RUPCO
845-331-2140
mDArcy@rupco.org

Jul
15
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Class: Part 1
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This first class of two meetings includes an introduction to home purchasing, lender relationships, pre and post-closing rehabilitation to the home, and insurance. Food and refreshments will be served. These classes are sponsored in part by RUPCO, NeighborWorks America and local banks.

This three-hour session places you on the path to homeownership and is required if you are seeking grant assistance through RUPCO and certain banks. Cost is $75 for the two-part series. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Jul
20
Mon
First-time Homebuyer Workshop: Getting Started
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This orientation class is the first step to joining RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Program. The hour-long information session outlines the HomeOwnership Center’s programs and the path to homeownership. FREE. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Jul
29
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Class: Part 2
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This second of two class meetings includes a segment on legal issues around home purchasing and ownership, realtor relationships, Home Energy assessments for your home and funding available through NYSERDA to implement energy efficiency upgrades, and The Big Day: preparing for closing. Food and refreshments will be served. These classes are sponsored in part by RUPCO, NeighborWorks America and local banks.

This three-hour session places you on the path to homeownership and is required if you are seeking grant assistance through RUPCO and certain banks. Cost is $75 for the two-part series, paid at Class #1. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Ulster County: First Time Home Buyers Classes
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2 Main Street, Kingston, NY, United States

Presentation on the NYSERDA GJGNY Home Energy assessment Program.

First time home buyers will learn how to save energy and lower their utility bills when buying a new home.

Aug
12
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Workshop: Getting Started
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This orientation class is the first step to joining RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Program. The hour-long information session outlines the HomeOwnership Center’s programs and the path to homeownership. FREE. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Aug
14
Fri
Lace Mill Ribbon Cutting & Block Party
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

Click here for more details: http://rupco.org/news-events/events/the-lace-mill-block-party/



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