We care by building.
We care deeply for people and planet.
For us, people and planet are the same thing.
If we do not care for one, we are not caring for the other.
Solar is not an issue of compromise, it’s a path to provide caring.
We care by providing a choice that does not require a compromise.
Removing compromise and providing choice requires a new paradigm.
A shared community that forges a new paradigm is a Community.
We care by building a Solar Community that builds our shared future.
We care by reaching upward and outward, arms open.
The Community moves forward together, arms open.
The Community builds. The Community cares
by SUS Founder Dane Glueck
Dr. Dane Glueck’s passion for solar renewable energy began during his medical residency in Kentucky, where he experienced both the ancient beauty and the ongoing destruction of the Appalachian mountain region in the name of temporary profits for coal mining operations. Energy from coal mining provided the region with vital electricity but also diminishing returns to the financial wealth of local residents, while leaving lasting consequences on the health and vitality of the local community. Dane built StraightUp Solar as one more way to provide care to his community, by actively changing the energy paradigm and providing people with choice in their energy source.
Erin Noble co-founds Renew Missouri, a non-profit contributing to the passage of Net Metering in Missouri, the Prop C Solar Rebate, and many other key energy initiatives
StraightUp Solar first became Certified as a Benefit Corporation (B Corp) in 2015.
Certified B Corporations are unique in the business world, because they place people and planet above profit, and commit to high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.