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.

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 make...

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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 array.

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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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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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