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Solar 101

Solar FAQ

Why should I use solar energy?

As a clean and efficient source of energy, solar power saves you money on your utility bills, helps the environment, and increases your property value. What’s not to like?

Will solar work for me?

As long as you have enough roof or ground space that receives an adequate amount of sunshine, the answer is yes. During your free solar consultation, our experts can determine what type of solar power system will work best with your home and your energy needs.

What changes will I have to make to run on solar power?

Everything in your home will work exactly the same. The only thing that will change will be your monthly electricity bill.

What is “net metering”?

When your system is producing more electricity than is being consumed, the meter spins backwards, and the excess electricity is sold back to the utility company at the retail rate. Energy generation and purchases from the electric utility are “netted out” automatically.

What size system do I need?

It all depends on your energy needs and available roof space. Residential systems are typically  3-10 kW in size, while commercial systems can range from 50–500 kW for a average-sized business. Hudson Solar can custom-design a solar power system to meet your budget and energy needs.

How do I maintain my solar system?

Other than trimming trees that may shade your panels, you won’t have to do a thing.  Hudson Solar’s service team will monitor your system, and if it isn’t performing optimally, we’ll send out a team to fix the situation.

What happens at night? Or in cloudy weather?

Your system doesn’t produce energy at night, and it will produce less on cloudy days. With a battery back up option, the weather and time of day will have no effect on your everyday energy consumption.

How long does a solar system last?

Our solar modules are based on proven technology and show very little degradation over many years of operation. Hudson Solar offers a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, and our modules have a life expectancy of over 50 years.

What kind of financing is available?

Several options, including secured and unsecured financing, are available through Hudson Solar. All of our financing options have great rates and flexible terms for whatever you’re interested in. Please contact us to discuss which financing options are best for you.

How do I purchase a system?

Give us a call and we will schedule a visit to review your site and provide an initial estimate. From there, we’ll conduct a thorough engineering review process to make sure every detail is perfect.

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