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.

November 2015: Solar Makes Sense for the SUS Family

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November 2015: Solar Makes Sense for the SUS Family

Dale & Jan Ritzel are the proud parents of Brent Ritzel, one of our bright Project Developers at StraightUp Solar. Dale, as Professor Emeritus of Health Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, was motivated to go solar in order to ensure low utility expenses and provide benefits to the environment through clean energy generation. That dual rationale of environmental and financial benefits has driven Dale & Jan’s son Brent to become a vocal renewable energy advocate throughout his prestigious career, which includes...

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October 2015: Local Entrepreneurs Drive on Sunbeams!

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October 2015: Local Entrepreneurs Drive on Sunbeams!

Our newest members of the Tribe, Kathy and Bill from St. Louis, are longtime conservationists and have sought out creative ways to reduce their environmental footprint. They enjoy spending time outdoors with family in the Mark Twain National Forest and have successfully experimented with sustainable building techniques by building Cob houses in Missouri and developing countries. Kathy and Bill also have an entrepreneurial streak and have an interest in promoting new technology married to age-old principles. They began a successful liqueur...

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September 2015: Energy Independence in Missouri

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September 2015: Energy Independence in Missouri

A new 9.9 kiloWatt (kW) solar energy array came online in eastern Missouri during the bright sunny days of summer this year and the proud owner, Steve, is happy to contribute his solar kilowatt hours (kWhs) to offset his home’s usage and traditional fossil fuel generation on the electric grid.  Our newest addition to the Solar Tribe had multiple reasons for going solar, shaped by his time in the United States Navy and his fascination with advanced technology. On renewable energy Steve recalls coming back to the US and realizing the...

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August 2015: Solar Made Sense to Energy Savvy Agribusiness

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August 2015: Solar Made Sense to Energy Savvy Agribusiness

Larry Rhodes had a very practical reason for choosing solar energy to supplement the electrical usage at his farm in Central Illinois. “Solar proved to be a good investment from a business standpoint and I realized that it would positively impact my neighbors as well.” Larry’s solar journey began through conversations with his son abut wind energy, which has become so prevalent in the rural landscape across Central Illinois. “When I looked into it, solar gave the best bang for my buck, even compared to...

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July 2015: Wildwood Community Comes Together for Solar

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July 2015: Wildwood Community Comes Together for Solar

After researching the logistics and prospects of harvesting solar energy to power his home for many years, Rich Ward of Wildwood made the decision to install a 7.83 kW roof mounted system on his newly purchased home.  Mr. Ward is both confident and excited that his system will reap the rewards of his research and commitment to renewable energy.  Ward had this to say about the financial prospects of his decision, “I’ve been interested in solar for 10 years, and this was the time to do it… Green is great, but it needs to...

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June 2015: Awesome Ground Mount Installation

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June 2015: Awesome Ground Mount Installation

This 9.76 kW ground mount was installed in June near Neosho, Missouri.  Another proud StraightUp Solar customer took advantage of the Empire Electric rebate to provide their home with renewable energy for multiple decades and dramatically lower their electric bills over that time.  If your roof experiences shading or structural problems a ground mount like this one is often an efficient alternative to a roof mounted...

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May 2015: Imperial Residence Sees Immediate Impact of Solar Installation

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May 2015: Imperial Residence Sees Immediate Impact of Solar Installation

A 21.35 kW system installed in Imperial, Missouri has allowed local businessman Jeff Steele to join the StraightUp Solar Tribe.  The two rooftop arrays installed will accumulate a $126,191 savings over the estimated 25 year life of the system.  Jeff was influenced to install solar arrays after the successful installation of solar panels on the home of a nearby neighbor.  Both the financial and environmental impact of the Steele‘s decision to choose a renewable source of energy made the choice to go solar an easy...

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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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