The Preservation League of New York State with its partner the New York State Council on the Arts today announced the recipients of the 2022 Technical Assistance Grants. Nineteen projects representing fourteen counties across the state were selected to receive grants by an independent panel of preservations, and a total of $68,130 was awarded. Among the grant recipients is the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society (HALPS).
HALPS was awarded $3,840 for an electrical analysis. The lighthouse electrical system requires an inspection by a certified electrician to determine the presence of any safety issues that should be mitigated. Working with Quantum Engineering Co., P.C., HALPS will also use this analysis to inform a follow-up survey that will determine the feasibility of installing solar panels on the main roof. This preliminary analysis is the necessary first step to minimizing the lighthouse's carbon footprint. The end goal will be a solar panel installation that generates enough power for normal operations and for an electric heating system.
The list of all the grant recipients can be found here.