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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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Empire Solar Rebate Empowers SouthWest MO

Posted by on Jul 10, 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.           This beautiful 9.76 kilowatt solar array will offset over 137 tons of carbon emissions over it’s lifetime – not to mention saving the owners over $79K in...

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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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Check For Solar Incentives in Your Area!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Incentives, News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

There are a ton of solar energy incentives available right now. Here, we have compiled a current list together with key details to help you understand the potential for savings where you live. If you have any questions about these incentives, call us at 1 (844)-97-SOLAR, or fill out our online inquiry form. Empire Electric Solar Rebate $1/watt rebate for Empire Electric customers (Southwest Missouri) Generous rebate and the funds will go quickly $1/watt rebate reduces price by approximately 30%  Rebate paid by check after project...

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Illinois Solar Incentive Now Available

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in In the News, Incentives, News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

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

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Empire Electric Solar Power Rebate

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in In the News, Incentives, News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

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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Why Are My Inverters And Solar PV Array Not The Same Size?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Solar Facts | 0 comments

A common question in solar is “Why are you installing a 260 watt solar module on a 215 watt microinverter?” Or for central inverters, “Why is my system a 9,000 watt system on a 8,000 watt inverter?” Solar modules don’t produce their nameplate (DC) rating even with perfect sunlight that is perfectly oriented to the modules — and even when this is approached, it’s for very limited times in very specific, short-term situations. When a solar modules nameplate says 300 watts, this means that in perfect conditions the...

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Top 5 Reasons to Install Solar Panels

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in News and Notes Posts, Solar Facts | 0 comments

1) Take advantage of the Federal Tax Credit (FTC) for solar energy now: the 30% Federal Tax Credit for solar energy installation expires soon. 2) Electric prices are increasing rapidly. For example, Ameren Missouri has raised rates nearly 50% since 2007. Solar prices have plummeted more than 70% in the last 15 years. 3) Solar is important for energy, climate, and economic security. That’s why everybody is doing it! Within the next year in the U.S., another solar array will be added to the grid every 83 seconds. 4)  Lock in your...

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Empire Electric Solar Rebate Ruling: Low Cost Solar in SW Missouri

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in News and Notes Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Empire Electric Solar Rebate: Finally after several years of battling to get Empire customers their legally required solar rebates, the Supreme Court has ruled that Empire Electric must begin paying solar rebates as required by a 2008 state-wide ballot initiative.  Prop C – the Clean Energy Initiative, passed with 66% Missourian support. If you live in Southwest Missouri near cities such as Joplin, Branson, Springfield, or Webb City you should take advantage of this excellent rebate program and purchase solar panels for your home or...

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Illinois’ New Incentive: Solar Renewable Energy Credits

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in In the News, Incentives, News and Notes Posts, Solar Facts | 0 comments

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 these SRECs could allow solar owners to recover 5-20% 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...

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