Journey Begins: WE CARE Solar Nepal Relief

Journey Begins: WE CARE Solar Nepal Relief

Shannon Fulton, StraightUp Solar Director of Business Development, joins Dr. Laura Stachel, Co-founder of WE CARE Solar in a mission to provide relief to Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquake and aftershock events. They will travel across the world to provide training and support to One Heart Worldwide team members who will use the Solar Suitcase, a hallmark of WE CARE Solar. The teams will use the suitcases, equipped with solar power, medical, and communication devices to provide necessary resources to health clinics in districts...

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Shannon Fulton to Nepal with WE CARE Solar

Shannon Fulton to Nepal with WE CARE Solar

StraightUp Solar’s Shannon Fulton is supporting We Care Solar’s emergency relief efforts in Nepal! Shannon is heading to Kathmandu on July 19th with WE CARE Solar Co-founder Dr. Laura Stachel to co-lead training of One Heart Worldwide team members on the use and installation of the Solar Suitcase. Shannon and Dr. Stachel will also assist with system installations in temporary tents and birthing houses until facilities can be rebuilt after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershock events last April and May. Funding for...

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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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Illinois’ New Incentive: Solar Renewable Energy Credits

Illinois’ New Incentive:  Solar Renewable Energy Credits

What is an SREC?   Solar electric system owners now have the opportunity to sell what’s known as the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) their solar array produces. The sale of these SRECs will allow solar owners to recover up to 20% of their system’s initial price tag. This is in addition to the 30% refund taxpayers already get as a credit against their federal taxes. To protect Illinois’s long-term energy supply and its natural environment, the State of Illinois is mandated to ensure that a certain proportion...

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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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Illinois SREC Incentive Available

SRECs can save you BIG money on your solar array!

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