Project of the Month

Each month, StraightUp Solar highlights one of its many exceptional solar energy projects.  As you examine our previous work, take note of our repeated efforts to deliver innovation and affordability to our environmentally conscious customers.

April 2015: StraightUp’s Own Joins the Tribe

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April 2015: StraightUp’s Own Joins the Tribe

Shannon Fulton, StraightUp Solar’s Director of Business Development, is officially solar powered!  Last weekend, our elite SUS crew installed a ground mount array at her home in El Paso, Illinois.  Did you know that a third of SUS employees have solar on their homes, plus the SUS headquarters is solar-powered? Shannon, current and 3-time President of the Illinois Solar Energy Association, has been a member of the StraightUp Solar team for 2 years. During that time she has served in many capacities, including solar installer, designer,...

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March 2015: Illinois Resident Offsets Entire Energy Bill!

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March 2015: Illinois Resident Offsets Entire Energy Bill!

StraightUp Solar recently installed a 4.3 kilowatt solar array on the Mullen Residence in Goodfield, IL (central Illinois outside of Bloomington).   Renee is thrilled by her system and says, “We just got our first bill from Corn Belt Energy. Our system offset our entire monthly usage and produced 61 kWh of extra electricity! We are so excited and pleased!  And this is on top of the satisfaction of knowing we avoided using fossil fuels.”   A few of the stats: $21,000 savings of utlity bill over the next 25 years Net...

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February 2015: Meramec Valley School District installs at 7 locations

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February 2015: Meramec Valley School District installs at 7 locations

StraightUp Solar installed 600 solar panels at 7 Meramec Valley Schools. Cheers to MVSD for creating clean power, saving money, and generating learning opportunities for their students.   Each of the seven schools will generate enough electricity to power 2.5 average Missouri houses. Each school will have a TV monitor showing real-time production that can be analyzed by students. MSVD has been a terrific partner to work with and we look forward to the school completing their goal of creating clean, sustainable energy for many years to...

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December 2014: New Northside Baptist Church

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December 2014: New Northside Baptist Church

StraightUp Solar installed 100 solar panels at the New Northside Baptist Church and Community Center in North St. Louis. This is one of four religious institutions that went solar with SUS in 2014! To show our gratitude for the church joining the StraightUp Solar tribe, SUS donated a residential system to a randomly chosen congregation member.  Ms. Ellis 10 panel array will save $15K over 25 years.

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June 2014: StraightUp Solar installs arrays at six Llywelyn’s Pub locations

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June 2014: StraightUp Solar installs arrays at six Llywelyn’s Pub locations

Llywelyn’s Pub and StraightUp Solar are proud to announce the addition of 107 kilowatts of solar energy at six Llywelyn’s locations across St Louis. The O’Fallon, Webster Groves, St Charles, Soulard, and Central West End Llywelyn’s locations are now producing carbon-free solar energy. In each of the locations, visitors can observe a display monitor providing real-time solar energy output and cumulative benefits. According to Brett Bennett, co-owner of Llywelyn’s Pub, “Installing solar at all of our...

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March 2014: StraightUp Solar Becomes Only Fully Solar Powered Solar Company in St. Louis

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March 2014: StraightUp Solar Becomes Only Fully Solar Powered Solar Company in St. Louis

It’s no secret-solar popularity is exploding. Missouri direct and indirect solar jobs have more than doubled in the past year, exceeding 2,800 in the ranks now and StraightUp Solar has happily been a part of that growth every step of the way. We’ve expanded our team so much that after only 2 years at our Midland location, we’re proud to announce that we are now operating from a combined office, showroom, and warehouse at 10330 Page Industrial Blvd in Overland! Site of the former Global Marble & Granite Company complete...

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November 2013- St. Louis Business Makes Solar a Reality

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November 2013- St. Louis Business Makes Solar a Reality

On 4 Nov, StraightUp Solar proudly commissioned our largest project to date and one of the largest solar arrays in Missouri. 684 solar panels now overlook the Mississippi River at Heat Transfer Systems located just south of downtown. Heat Transfer System designs and manufactures heat exchange equipment, much of which is used around the world to recover industrial waste heat that saves energy for tomorrow. Choosing to install such a large clean energy solar array atop their manufacturing facility was an easy choice for Heat Transfer Systems...

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May 2013- Sunset Hills Resident Appreciates New Solar Array

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May 2013- Sunset Hills Resident Appreciates New Solar Array

Mr. Keifer has been one of our most vocal supporters and a pleasure to work with. We recently completed work on his 9.87 kW array of 42 Aleo modules. He has even taken advantage of our referral rebate program by enlisting several family members. Over the lifetime of his project it will offset the over $52,000 in costs and could power 23 homes for 1 year. “I went with StraightUp because they asked me what I wanted to do, how I wanted to do it, and what they could do for me without the high pressure tactics of other companies. I...

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April 2013- An ultra energy efficient home powered entirely by solar

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April 2013- An ultra energy efficient home powered entirely by solar

StraightUp recently completed construction of a 4 kW system for Missouri’s first Passive House – or “PassivHaus” in German. In conjunction with the project consultant, Gary Steps of Butterfly Energy Works, and architect Ralph Eglin Wafer, we worked tirelessly to see this pioneering project get started. PassivHaus is a German invention from a physicist who was inspired by the U.S. response to the 70’s oil crisis. There are 4 main criteria: total annual heating load must not be more that 15 kWh per square meter;...

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March 2013- Solar Powering Downtown Re-Development

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March 2013- Solar Powering Downtown Re-Development

StraightUp Solar recently installed solar on the newly rehabbed Foodland on Jefferson just outside Lafayette Square in St. Louis.  The GreenStreet Development project is now home to a Save-a-Lot, H&R Block, and a Blast Fitness, and more than 350 solar panels help power the retail space.   This project is the latest of a many solar installations happening across St. Louis.  StraightUp Solar alone has installed solar on nearly 50 homes, businesses, non-profits, and schools within City limits. Often these city installations go...

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