Founded in 1988, Forge Resources Group has established themselves as an essential manufacturer of metal parts in the midwest. While forging can be seen as an old and unchanging industry, Forge Resources Group is pioneering a new way forward, starting with their own solar power production. With two solar arrays and a combined solar capacity […]
Convention Center Locks in Energy Savings with Solar Energy The Oakley-Lindsay Center, Quincy’s performing arts and convention center complex unveiled their new solar photovoltaic system, estimated to generate 70% of the building’s electricity usage. “Going solar was the right decision for our facility to reduce our operating costs and lock in long-term savings for […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL2Bg5PLmFY VIVO, a home and office brand and manufacturer headquartered in Goodfield, Illinois, went solar with their first commercial solar installation in October 2019. Since then, they’ve added a second system to their offices. They have a combined solar capacity of over 400kW and both arrays have the potential to save them over $1 million dollars over […]
St. Louis Life is a community-based residential program for adults with developmental disabilities. This non-profit was interested in solar as an extension of caring for the community by supporting the growth of clean energy and to honor the memory of their founder. In addition, St. Louis Life’s 65.12 kW rooftop solar array helps them save […]
Parkway School District installed solar on four of their schools for an estimated savings of more than $1 million and making a substantial environmental impact over the 25+ year lifespan of the systems. If you are a school or business looking to go solar, start your free solar quote now.
This Normal Township Activity & Recreation Center wanted a solar array to help offset the cost of their energy bills. StraightUp Solar customized a full solar solution, from design to permitting to build, that fit their needs. In addition, this is the first and largest Illinois Solar For All project in McLean County! StraightUp Solar […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3MEmWUPElk This organic farmer went solar for his farming operation in 2019, and has been saving on his electric bill since! This 60.2 kW array allows this farmer to harvest the sun’s energy, and use it on site at his farm. This project was able to take advantage of four incentives: the federal investment tax […]
This 12.24 kW residential rooftop solar array is estimated to produce 15,500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy in Year 1! That’s equivalent to over 27,000 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, or over 12,000 pounds of coal burned, or carbon sequestered by 14.3 acres of US forests in one year. Over 30 years, this home’s […]
Sandy Creek went solar with this 26.15 kW DC array. This array will produce about 30.84 MWh of energy every year – that 30.84 Megawatt-hours! Producing 30.84 MWh of electricity from a clean energy source, rather than a coal power plant, saves 21.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.* That’s […]
This 12.16 kW residential rooftop solar array is estimated to produce 16,737 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy in Year 1! That’s equivalent to almost 28,000 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, or over 12,000 pounds of coal burned, or carbon sequestered by 14.5 acres of US forests in one year.