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Architectural Solar

Reimagining Space with Light as Part of Design

Light is a material that has incredible impact. It has complexity, layers of meaning, emotion, and narrative. Light defines how we relate to the world through our mind. It has an absolute impact on how we approach the world through design and through science.

Solar panels and other architectural materials affect design, and in turn, design affects the way people occupy space. A solar canopy can recapture space rendered uninhabitable by exposure to the sun. It can change the legal relationship between a building occupant and the utility. It can form a wind barrier. The opportunities to use solar in architecture are too numerous to count.


John City Texas solar museum canopy
Beyond your roof

A utility-owned solar canopy set in place an easement with the museum that occupies the building. Because the easement will likely outlive the museum lease, it changes the use of the land.

solar Kendrick Residence gazebo Dripping Springs
A new perspective

A retrofit of an existing gazebo not only started producing energy and providing a structure for shade. It fundamentally changed the way the family that owns the system occupies the landscape.

Great price, excellent service, very personal touch, the team really cared about getting us the best system at the right price. Lots of experience with all the permitting and financing process. Made it all a breeze!

Bill Corrigan

Lighthouse Solar installed panels on our home. We’ve produced more energy than we’ve used for the past few months, and have a nice fat credit with Austin Energy to help keep bills low during the summer. The team of Stan, Robb and Jeff and the crew were efficient and the panels look great. The tools to monitor the system are fun, and in the event of a power outage, we’ll be able to run some appliances off solar too. Very happy with Lighthouse Solar!

Peter Hennings