StraightUp Solar Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor

StraightUp Solar Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor

StraightUp Solar is honored to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets. The list was released on July 25. “The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of...

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Special Solar Eclipse Giveaway!

Special Solar Eclipse Giveaway!

Are you enjoying the summer sun, but not the high electric bills? Are you as excited about the 2017 American Solar Eclipse as we are?!  If you answered yes to either, we have a fun opportunity for you.   Sign up for a Free Solar Site Assessment between now and August 31, and we will enter you in a drawing to receive a Special Edition 2017 Solar Eclipse Solar Backpack.   Please fill out the form below, or call (844) 97-SOLAR and mention the 2017 Solar Eclipse promotion to enter the drawing.   ...

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April 2017: Rochester Solar

April 2017: Rochester Solar

Our April project of the month highlights Frank Sharpe of Rochester, IL. His family recently installed a 9.35 kW solar system. The system will produce approximately 12,270 kilowatt-hours during the first year of operation, which offsets 100% of their family’s annual electrical consumption. The Sharpe family shared, “We are excited about installing solar on our home and look forward to reaping the savings on our utility bills”. The Sharpe family will save an estimated $53,000 over the 25 year life of the system. In addition to...

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Ask The Solar Genius: Tips For New Builds

Ask The Solar Genius: Tips For New Builds

  Luke from Madison County asked, “I’m planning a new build and considering putting solar on my roof. What do I need to know?”      Thanks for your question Luke and happy to help.  I’ve developed a list of best practices:        Design large south (180 degrees) facing roof to optimize sunlight collection.  North facing exposures are not suitable for solar. East and west are also viable options. Reduce or eliminate obstructions on south/east/west...

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Solar Incentives Shining Brightly in Missouri and Illinois

ILLINOIS  Homeowners and businesses can reduce their system cost by 20% with Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS). These cash payments are paid quarterly over 5 years and are akin to a rebate.  The amount paid is based on net metered production of the solar system.   Churches and schools in Illinois can save significant funds with Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Collectively known as “third-party ownership,” solar PPAs are a great way to start generating clean energy without up-front capital investment....

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SRECs can save you BIG money on your solar array!

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