Solar Panel Depreciation: The Secrets of Peak Performance

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Solar Panel Depreciation: The Secrets of Peak Performance When considering solar for your home or business, you may have wondered about solar panel depreciation. Like any home addition or electrical appliance, solar panels will degrade slowly, converting slightly less solar energy with each passing year. However, it’s no secret that solar technology has come a […]

StraightUp Solar + AGE Partnership

Jeff Haarman, Managing Partner of Affordable Gas & Electric (AGE), describes the successful partnership between AGE and StraightUp Solar to provide energy cost savings and renewable energy solutions for their clients. Fifty-one solar projects with 3.6MW of power have been built or contracted in the partnership’s first two years. Ross Rubenacker, Director of Solar Development, […]

StraightUp Solar + AGE Partnership

Jeff Haarman, Managing Partner of Affordable Gas & Electric (AGE), describes the successful partnership between AGE and StraightUp Solar to provide energy cost savings and renewable energy solutions for their clients. Fifty-one solar projects with 3.6MW of power have been built or contracted in the partnership’s first two years. Ross Rubenacker, Director of Solar Development, […]

A Steely Purpose: Solar Reduces Energy Costs for Magnum Steel Works

Magnum Steel Works, located in Mt. Vernon, IL, specializes in fabrication and machining for customers all around the world. When the company looked to reduce energy costs, solar fit well with their efficient, high-tech operations. Their 907 kW solar PV system is estimated to lower their energy bill by $55,400 in the first year and […]

Solar Is the Logical Move for NOTS Logistics

“I definitely recommend StraightUp Solar to other businesses. They’re very professional, they answered all our questions, and were there from the start to finish.” Kevin Brink, Vice President of Business Development, NOTS Logistics NOTS Logistics of Nashville, Illinois provides warehousing, transportation, customer distribution and workforce management for businesses across the Midwest. NOTS Logistics chose solar […]

Solar Panel Removal and Reinstall (R&R)

Solar Panel Removal and Reinstall (R&R) | StraightUp Solar

Solar Panel Removal and Reinstall Services We rest easier with a roof over our heads. But sometimes, that roof needs a repair or replacement. Rooftop solar panels protect your roof from the harsh elements: pounding rain, hail, snow, however, they can’t stop the normal aging of your roof. If you need solar panel removal and […]

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills Updated 7.19.2023 Without owning your energy source, you are exposed to the risk of rising energy costs. Ameren Illinois utility customers saw an average increase of 86% of their electric supply rate in 2022. Considering that Ameren Illinois is proposing a $1.3 billion electric rate hike […]

Solar Panels and Hail? No Worries, We’ve Got You Covered

Solar Panels and Hail in Missouri & Illinois? No Worries, StraightUp Solar Can Help

Solar Panels and Hail? No Worries, We’ve Got You Covered [updated 3.27.2024] Severe weather is no stranger to businesses and homeowners in Illinois and Missouri, and hail makes a frequent appearance during the summer months (learn about solar and seasonal change). We’ve got great news about solar panels and hail! Solar Panels Protect Your Roof […]

3 Reasons Farms & Small Businesses Should Consider USDA REAP Grants When Going Solar

3 Reasons Farms & Small Businesses Should Consider USDA REAP Grants When Going Solar Updated June 7, 2023 Solar just became more affordable for farmers and rural small businesses. Recently, the funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was increased! This translates to the opportunity for even more […]

The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate

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The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate Updated December 14, 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 solar battery storage rebates. These rebates can significantly reduce the cost of […]