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3 Ways to Turn Your Energy Expenses Into Cash Flow Generators

3 ways to turn your energy expenses into cash flow generators

By Dan Hancock, Senior Commercial Project Developer, StraightUp Solar Small businesses in the U.S. spend $60 billion a year on energy (U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR), and these expenses rise as reliably as the sun. However, business leaders can choose to turn their energy costs into cash generators. Now is a good time to look at […]

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

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Going solar is an exciting journey, and at times it can be a confusing one. Going solar with a knowledgeable, trusted installer like StraightUp Solar will save you many headaches in designing a customized solution for your home. To begin your solar journey, StraightUp Solar will help you determine how many solar panels you need […]

Solar and the Environment Resource Library

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If you are here, thank you! You realize the importance of doing your part to move our energy grid to more sustainable sources, like the sun! Solar empowers everyday people to choose where they get their energy. Every solar installation helps move our region toward our clean energy goals. In this article you will find […]

Introducing Bodhi – Your New Solar Assistant

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StraightUp Solar is proud to announce our new partnership with Bodhi, an online app that allows solar customers to easily track every step of their solar journey. Bodhi makes it simple to track the progress of your project during the pre-installation phase, as well as track your solar production post-installation and share your solar success […]

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

In 2019 Zillow, an online real estate platform, researched how solar panels impact home values and the ultimate selling price. The short answer is that solar does increase the value of your home at sale. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), also found that in addition to the higher premium solar owners can sell their […]

StraightUp Solar’s Commitment to Carbon Neutrality

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We are all faced with many challenges right now, including coronavirus, economic uncertainty, and climate change. In particular, COVID-19 and climate change have hit communities of color the hardest.  These people have been put in harm’s way due to systematic racism. For example, many work at jobs where they are exposed to coronavirus because they […]

What is the difference between a kW and a kWh?

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When you start researching solar panels for your home or business you start seeing kW and kWh everywhere, but what do they mean?!?!  The Kilowatt (kW)   Power is measured in watts, and kilo means a thousand. So a kilowatt is 1000 watts. For example, let’s say you have a 60 watt incandescent lightbulb, it […]

Top Places to Work in St. Louis – 2020

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Ask anyone in StraightUp Solar what their favorite part of their job is,  and they will say the people. Our company is filled with devoted, caring, creative, funny, kind, strong, and thoughtful people. When a group of people come together to create a culture, mission,  and company that they can all believe in, something magical […]

StraightUp Solar Featured on 2020 Top Solar Contractors List

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Solar Power World  recognized the efforts of solar contractors across the United States in its 2020 Top Solar Contractors list, and StraightUp Solar earned the rank of  134 out of 407 solar companies in the United States. The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by Solar Power World to honor the work of […]