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Lighthouse Solar’s FAQs in Hudson Valley

Trusted Answers from Trusted Professionals

We understand that switching to solar might sound like a big and expensive change, but many of our customers are surprised at how simple and affordable our solar solutions can be. When you switch to solar in the Hudson Valley, prepare to be excited for lower bills and more efficient and reliable energy that’s good for you and the planet. There are no disadvantages when you choose Lighthouse Solar.

We are locally owned and operated, using industry-leading expertise, and we are helping businesses find cost-effective and renewable energy solutions, so you can count on Lighthouse Solar to provide you with reliable answers to your questions. Give us a call at (845) 251-2012.

How long will my system last?

The panels we offer come with a 25 year warranty and our systems come with our Lighthouse Lifetime Workmanship Warranty. Most systems are manufactured to last anywhere from 25 to 30 years, but there are many solar energy systems that are much older and still in completely normal operation. Additionally, very little maintenance is required to maintain solar panels.

Is the investment worth the savings?

For people who want an effective way to save on their energy utility bills, solar energy systems are really second-to-none. Depending on where you live and the solar panels installed on your home, business, or other property, you could see your energy bill reduced to nothing. Some people even receive energy credits for providing more power than they consume thanks to the high efficiency of our solar panel systems. According to statistics calculated by EnergySage, a partner of the U.S. Department of Energy, New York residents have saved an average of about $15,000 in energy costs since installing their panels 20 years ago. As time goes on, the savings tend to keep increasing, year over year. Is the initial investment worth the savings? In a word: absolutely.

Who do I call if I lose power?

You would contact the same utility provider that you would normally call. Your inverter will pick up on the immediate loss of power and stop transferring power from your panels. After your utility provider restores power, your inverter will quickly begin transferring power from your panels again.

What happens if I need to replace my roof and I have a roof-mounted system?

Lighthouse Solar has the extensive industry experience needed to answer all of your questions and overcome any challenge related to solar panel systems, including what to do when you have to replace your roof but already have a roof-mounted system. For many of our customers, the solution is as simple as our specialists coming out to temporarily dismantle their roof-mounted solar panel system when they get their home or business re-roofed. Once the renovations are complete, you can depend on us to quickly reinstall the system, good as new.

Won't my panels get damaged during a heavy storm?

Our solar panels are state of the art, and designed to withstand all kinds of harsh weather. They can even withstand hail up to one inch in diameter. Not much can be done to protect anything that’s exposed in a massive storm that has the potential to damage your entire roof. That is why we recommend adding your system to your homeowner’s policy.

How much space is my system going to take up?

It depends on how much energy your home uses on a regular basis. Our friendly Hudson Valley solar technicians are happy to come out and evaluate just how much energy you use so they can provide you with an estimated number of panels that your home would need.

For any other questions and concerns that you might have, get in touch with our solar specialists at Lighthouse Solar and ask about your free estimate! You can contact us by calling (845) 251-2012.

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Hear From Our Past Customers!

  • Energetic, professional, and great to work with in every way. We had a wonderful experience and are so pleased that we get a big tax credit AND are producing almost 100% of our home electricity now (selling the rest to Central Hudson and getting a discount on our bill). Rebecca E

  • Our sales representative, Jessica Barry, from Lighthouse Solar was patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. The company installed our system quickly and neatly. They were a joy to deal with. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Jacinta B

  • Lighthouse installed a solar array for our home. Everyone of their people with whom we had contact was polite and professional. They handled every aspect of the project efficiently. We could not be more satisfied! Mark S

  • I have nothing but positive things to say about the people from this office who worked with us--starting with Matt Calardo and continuing through Jason Iahn. They were all nice, knowledgeable, and committed to making this purchase easy for us. Communication was excellent. I think their pricing was fair--at least to the extent that I was able to calculate a very favorable internal rate of return for the investment. I recommend them without reservation. John B

  • Great customer service. Total clarity on what we were getting into. Although it was a difficult winter, the installation proceeded well. Installer team was great. All the paperwork was clear and complete. We would recommend Lighthouse without qualification. Larry L

  • We are thrilled with our solar power installation. This is a company that does what they say they're going to do, in a timely and professional manner. They helped us get around the various peculiarities of our site and fiscal oddities. The results are impressive! Thank you! Lena D.

  • We couldn't be happier with our experience with Lighthouse Solar. They provided expert advice on our system design and sizing, and clearly explained the rebates, tax credits, and financing options. The installers were quick, professional and cleaned up so well when they left you would have hardly known they were there. Lighthouse handled all the paperwork for the permits and inspections. And I love the Lightgauge real-time monitoring website that lets us track both our solar production and power usage. Its nice to know that, in just under one month, we've "socked away" over 400 kWh to help carry us through the winter. Bridget B.

  • Our experience with the staff of Lighthouse Solar has met or exceeded our expectations in every way. From the initial system design through the final electrical permits everything went without a "hitch" You also have to appreciate their lifetime warranty on their workmanship etc.. Dave G