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B-Corp Re-Certification

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in In the News, News and Notes Posts, Tribal News | 0 comments

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As a mission-aligned B Corp, we use the power of our business to solve social and environmental problems.

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StraightUp Spotlight – Oliver Ellen

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

Oliver was asked to describe what it means to be part of the StraightUp Solar Tribe and he shared.  "For me its about using my education to do my part to solve the challenge of climate change in our communities".

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July 2017: Burroughs Farms in Morton, IL

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Commercial, News and Notes Posts, Project of the Month Posts | 0 comments

The Burroughs Family has farmed in Morton, Illinois since 1896. In October 2015, Scott and Calvin Burroughs decided to power their grain farm with solar energy.

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PACE: New Financing Option for Solar

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in News and Notes Posts, Residential | 0 comments

Named one of the top 20 world-changing ideas by Scientific American magazine, property assessed clean energy (PACE) is a simple, effective way to pay for a solar installation with little or no money down. The Manns Family, using PACE, installed a 7.7 kW array and will save hundreds of dollars in utility costs in the first year alone.    PACE is a simple. It is solar financing that is repaid on the property’s tax bill. The solar homeowner...

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StraightUp Spotlight – Valerie Corey

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

Valerie is our new Permit Applications & Utility Interconnection Specialist. She interfaces with cities and county permitting officials and utilities in Missouri and Illinois.  Her responsibilities also include creating and delivering the installation and customer packets.    Educational background She earned a B.A. in History from Western Illinois University with an academic focus area in Native American studies.   Family and Hobbies Since Valerie is a history buff she shared her birth state Iowa...

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StraightUp Solar Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in In the News, News and Notes Posts, Tribal News | 0 comments

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!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in In the News, News and Notes Posts, Tribal News | 0 comments

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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StraightUp Spotlight – Ray Harp

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in News and Notes Posts, Tribal News | 0 comments

What’s the scope of your job?  Ray floats between the Field Service and IT departments.  He heads out into the field to troubleshoot inverter configuration for example setting up monitoring.  While in the office he works to configure networks and to be the go to guy for all things tech.   Tell us a little something about your family and hobbies? Ray’s hometown is Cape Girardeau, MO. He is an avid record collector and some of his favorite artists include David...

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June 2017: Professional Self Storage

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Commercial, News and Notes Posts, Project of the Month Posts | 0 comments

Bloomington-Normal got a little brighter this month with the installation of a 123.75 kW solar PV system at the Foundry Square in Bloomington, Illinois. This system’s solar energy will be used to power the newly opened Green Top Grocery, Bloomington Cycle & Fitness, and The Gingerbread House located within the Square.    The system is made up of 375 solar modules with a capacity of 330 watts each, and 9 SMA inverters. The system...

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StraightUp Spotlight – Natalie Lucas

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in News and Notes Posts | 0 comments

What’s the scope of your job?  I am a Solar Educator. You can call into StraightUp Solar, and I answer all of your solar questions or find you an answer. I also collect basic information from customers and then connect them to the best Project Developer that can work with them to fit their solar needs.    Tell us a little something about your family and hobbies? My partner is in medical school at Washington University so while he is busy learning how to save...

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