BBB St. Louis Names StraightUp Solar a 2022 Torch Award Winner

BBB St. Louis Names StraightUp Solar a 2022 Torch Award Winner StraightUp Solar is honored to be recognized among 11 companies and 2 charities for the Torch Award 2022 ethics award. St. Louis, Missouri, October 26, 2022.  https://youtu.be/J6xtHmNTpIw We thank the Better Business Bureau® of Eastern and Southwest Missouri and Southern Illinois (BBB®) for selecting […]

The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate

The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate Updated September 30, 2022 What is the Illinois Solar Battery Storage Rebate? Thanks to the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, any home or business located within Ameren Illinois or ComEd utility service territory can take advantage of battery storage rebates. These rebates can significantly reduce the cost of adding […]

Solar Financing with Clean Energy Credit Union

Solar Financing with Clean Energy Credit Union

Solar Financing with Clean Energy Credit Union StraightUp Solar has a seamless relationship with Clean Energy Credit Union to provide special financing to help people install solar electric systems on their homes. The Credit Union is focused on providing clean energy loans that reduce the cost of living for members while also contributing toward a […]

Inflation Reduction Act and Solar

In August, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, laying the foundation for future growth of solar energy in the United States. The new law helps transition American homes, businesses and governments to clean energy generation with several incentives directed toward solar energy.   30% Federal Investment Tax Credit Most significantly, […]

Federal Tax Credit Explained

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Post updated Aug 16, 2022. What exactly is the Federal Investment Tax Credit (FITC)? Watch StraightUp Solar’s own Professor Ky the Solar Guy explain how it works. Though he uses 2020’s rate of 26% as the example, the principle is the same except the credit is now 30%.    How Does it Work? The […]

StraightUp Solar Named Top Places to Work 2020 – 2022

Post-Dispatch Names StraightUp Solar A Winner of the Greater St. Louis Top Workplaces Award 3 Years Running! St. Louis, Missouri, June 26, 2022 – StraightUp Solar has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That’s 3 years in a row! For 2022, StraightUp Solar ranked #16 in the small business […]

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills Ameren Illinois recently announced that the average residential customer will see a $626 annual increase in electricity costs on the power supply side of the bill or an average of $52 or more per month (approximately 40% increase) throughout the year. The price increase will occur […]

StraightUp Solar’s Pledge to Racial Justice

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Originally posted Jun 9, 2020. Updated May 16, 2022. We are heartbroken over the senseless murders recently in Buffalo and so many other Black Americans leading up to this pivotal moment in our history.  We are hopeful that one day we will all stand up and speak up against these crimes and systemic racism.  We […]

Critter Guard Explained

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  Squirrels, birds, raccoons, and other small critters can pose serious risks to your solar array. They are capable of causing minor to severe damage to your system. With Critter Guard, you can help protect your array and keep your system running smoothly, without interference from nature’s unwanted guests. In this video we answer some […]