In 2018, Dr. Mike Murphy expanded the solar array on his building by 30.09 kW. This time it was not for Vision Care, which he had solar installed on the building for in 2017. He installed this array for the new business that will lease from the property, and on a different meter. This will […]
In 2019 Hofstetter Farms went solar with a 13.3 kW array on the metal roof of one of their outbuildings. Because the panels are facing south and are in full sun, this array is expected to produce around 18,000 kWh in the first year. This will offset about 60% of the farm’s electricity usage.
In 2018, Bloomington Primary Care had a 48 kW array installed on their facility as part of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0. This array is expected to offset about 56,000 kWh in the first year, and has a payback period of about 5.8 years. This is because of the Solar Renewable Energy […]
Kathy added a 7.67 kW to her home in 2018 as part of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Solar Urbana Champaign 3.0 program. This solar array is expected to have a cashflow payback in about 12 years. This means that in 12 years Kathy will be done paying back the system and she can just […]
The Droll farm added two 9.66 kW ground mounted systems to their farm in 2018. The grain bins that they use as well as their standard farm operations can take up a lot of energy. Having solar helps cut back their energy usage. Their plants can capture energy from the sun, and now they can […]
Chris and Lorraine added a 5.44 kW system to their home in 2018 as a part of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Solarize Metro East program. They already had a system installed on their home, and they decided to expand their system size because they want to grow more solar in their community.
In 2013, the world-famous St Louis Zoo selected StraightUp Solar as the winner of a competitive bid to design and install a 31.39 KW solar energy system on the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop located at the South Entrance.
Harr Family Farms has operated a booth at the Soulard Farmers Market in St Louis since 1925. The farm is co-located with the Harr family’s other long-running businesses, Wall-Vern Products, a wholesale door supplier, and Thermo Door Company. In 2017 the Harr family installed 160 KW worth of solar energy at their East Carondelet location, […]
Home Nursery, Inc is a floricultural producer and supplier to customers throughout the Midwest region. In 2016, Home Nursery chose to offset their entire production facility’s electricity usage by installing 10 solar PV systems throughout the farm with a total capacity of 556 KW.
Burroughs Farms in Morton, Illinois added a 24.7 KW ground mounted solar panel system in 2015. The Burroughs family has been farming in Central Illinois since 1896, and have always made a special effort to conserve their natural resources. Burroughs Farms is proud to be a solar-powered grain farm.