Edifice Upstate is a Design & Build agency in the West Catskills focused on the design and development of affordable ecologically sustainable homes. Founded by New York based award winning Architecture and Design studio Marc Thorpe Design in partnership with local builders and sustainable technology companies. The intention behind EU is to provide a turn key solution in owning an affordable contemporary home with integrated sustainable technology. We believe that we need to take responsibility for our energy consumption by taking control of our own power. Tomorrow will be less so we focus on quality not quantity. Our goal is to build a future systemically integrated with nature for ourselves, our children and future generations.
Our Solar Panels for Edifice Upstate are provided by Solaria. Solaria was founded in 2000 when solar energy was virtually non-existent, Solaria was one of the early innovators of next-generation solar panels and systems. Edifice Upstate uses the Solaria PowerXT solar panel, which is based on a ground-breaking technology in which solar cells are cut, overlapped (shingled), and more densely packed into the panel to create a substantially higher-power, higher-efficiency panel than conventional solar panels. Starting in 2014, Solaria was an early innovator in developing shingled panels, and has over 250 issued and pending patents in the field.
Solaria’s initial technology expertise was in the development of products for demanding, utility-grade, ground mounted deployments around the world. Solaria became synonymous with innovative field-tested, high quality, durable, high performance panels combined with solar tracking arrays to maximize energy production.