Illinois Solar Incentive Now Available

Illinois Solar Incentive Now Available

Illinois Solar Renewable Energy Credits can save you an additional 20% off your solar array!

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Empire Electric Solar Power Rebate

Empire Electric Solar Power Rebate

Southwest Missouri solar incentives are at an all-time high with a brand new $1 per Watt Empire District Electric Solar Rebate and a highly successful 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit.  These two benefits can offset the cost of the installation of solar panels by over 60%.  Those residing within the Empire Electric service zone (including Joplin, Branson, Springfield, and Webb City) can decrease the impact of rising electricity costs while creating sustainable power for up to 30 years.   Check out Empire’s announcement of this...

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Illinois’ New Incentive: Solar Renewable Energy Credits

Illinois’ New Incentive:  Solar Renewable Energy Credits

The Illinois Power Agency (IPA) will use the Renewable Energy Resources Fund to purchase SRECs starting this summer. Solar electric systems which began producing electricity on or after January 21, 2015 are eligible to sell their SRECs beginning in June. (If you installed prior to this date, you can sell your SRECs in September).   What is an SREC? Solar electric system owners will shortly have the opportunity to sell what’s known as the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) their solar array produces. The upcoming sale of...

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Solar Panels Should Save District Over $200,000

Solar Panels Should Save District Over $200,000

Some 588 solar panels installed on six Meramec Valley R-III School District buildings began supplying electricity last week. The new 25-kilowatt solar power roof installations at Coleman, Nike, Truman and Zitzman elementary schools, along with Meramec Valley Middle School and Pacific High School, are expected to save the district $212,730 over the next 10 years. “Students, parents, faculty and staff in the district will have the satisfaction of knowing that a portion of the energy used to maintain daily school operations is produced on...

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Illinois Solar Tour Featured Project

Illinois Solar Tour Featured Project

Illinois is hosting a statewide Solar Tour. The event is completely free and there is no registration required. Learn More Here!.  Stop on by the Southwestern region and you will find 5 StraightUp Solar projects.  We would like to thank the Belleville News Democrat for featuring two of these.   Metro-East Home and Business Tour Highlights Solar Energy BY WILL BUSS News-DemocratOctober 2, 2014 Updated 18 hours ago A home and a business in Swansea will be on display Saturday for those interested in learning about solar-powered...

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From Coal to Solar – A Clean Break

From Coal to Solar – A Clean Break

It’s hard to take the mile-high view on climate change when you’re toiling away underground to put food on the table and a roof over your family’s head. That’s certainly the case for coal miners, whose concerns about meeting the needs of their kids here and now trump whatever concerns exist about the world those kids will inherit 30 years later. When you spend your days 600 feet below the surface, where temperatures range between 55 and 60 degrees year round, you might not notice that the biosphere above you is slowly roasting. As the...

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SRECs can save you 20%+ on your solar array!

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