News and Notes

Hurry: Highest Value SRECs Expire Dec

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

In June of this year, StraightUp Solar acquired a number of SREC contract reservations for future solar energy projects – to be built before December 2016.  We jumped on the June opportunity to purchase SREC contract reservations because our experience told us that subsequent opportunities to purchase SRECs in what is known as Illinois’ Supplemental SREC Procurement market would yield lower-priced SREC contracts. The SREC procurement process in Illinois has stimulated solar energy growth all over the state since it was...

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September 2015: Energy Independence in Missouri

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in News and Notes Posts, Project of the Month Posts | 0 comments

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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Mike Hornitschek on Missouri’s Energy Plan

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in In the News | Comments Off on Mike Hornitschek on Missouri’s Energy Plan

Click here to listen to Mike Hornitschek, our Director of Strategic Development as he talks about the Clean Power Plan’s implementation in Missouri and the potential it has to create jobs. Read the accompanying story here: KMOX’s Brian Kelly and Maria Keena keep you informed with everything you need on Saturday and Sunday mornings. With up-to-the-minute news, information, weather and sports, no other station can match KMOX’s...

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Empire Solar Rebate Empowers Southwest MO

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in In the News, News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

StraightUp Solar is proud to announce our newest members of the Solar Tribe in Southwest Missouri! All projects were designed and installed by a collaborative and experienced core team of solar energy experts. Since the formation of our company in 2006, StraightUp Solar has been committed to inspiring a solar tribe to create a sustainable world.   When you want to be confident in your solar investment, go with StraightUp Solar. Everyone who chooses to join our solar tribe receives a 10-year workmanship warranty and a 25-year production...

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2015 Illinois Solar Tour this October!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in In the News, News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) will be hosting the 2015 Illinois Solar Tour on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  As part of a national event, the Illinois Solar Tour is a free public open house. Home and business owners with renewable energy installations all across the state open their homes to the public to share their passion, knowledge and experience of owning and living with renewable energy. This is a great opportunity to educate your neighbors and the general public on how you are being powered by the...

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August 2015: Solar Made Sense to Energy Savvy Agribusiness

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in News and Notes Posts, Project of the Month Posts | 0 comments

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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Ten Myths About Residential Solar Panels

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

Like any emerging technology, there are rumors, myths, and outright lies abounding about residential solar panels. Here are ten that have been totally debunked.

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StraightUp Solar Supports the Clean Power Plan

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

The solar industry has been abuzz about the recent release of the final draft of the Clean Power Plan which will reduce carbon emissions and invest in renewable energy. Overall, StraightUp Solar has installed and are operating over 5.6 MW of solar since 2006 which is already saving 14,000,000 lbs of CO2 emissions per year! However, did you know that Missouri is ranked 45th among states in terms of reducing carbon emissions? Let’s change that and commit to a clean and renewable energy future! Per the EIA, in May of this year coal provided...

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Journey Begins: WE CARE Solar Nepal Relief

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in In the News, News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in In the News, News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

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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