Baldwinsville Greg and Cathy Hudson are being environmentally responsible.
As the owners of Hudson & Mowins, a domestic and foreign auto repair shop in Baldwinsville, the two have opted to install solar panels on their building's roof, harvesting their own electricity from the sun.
"Green is good," Cathy said, adding they decided to install the solar panels because there were state and federal incentives to go green, which partially covered the expenses of purchasing and installing the solar panels. "It was the way to go."
Over a 30-year period, the statistics are overwhelming. According to Cathy, an estimated 1,382,000 kWh of electricity will be produced eliminating the need to burn more than 1,123,730 pounds of coal, which results in more than 1,094 tons of C02 being saved from entering the atmosphere. "And, an unbelievable 27,380 trees would have to be planted to offset as much pollution that will be saved," Cathy said. "This decision was a no-brainer."
Reinforcement of interior steel beams on the shop's ceiling is currently underway, and, upon completion the Hudsons plan to have an open house to show customers and the community the finished project.
"We're doing the responsible thing," Cathy said.
Hudson & Mowins, located at 62 East Genesee St. in Baldwinsville, is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The AAA approved shop and NAPA AutoCare Center offers complete maintenance and repair services (including brakes, suspension, electrical, air conditioning, tires, exhaust and more) and provides inspections, tune-ups and fuel injection cleaning services with computerized, up to date testing equipment and machinery. To schedule an appointment, call 635-5681.