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How Your School, Nonprofit, or Government Facility Can Go Solar with No Upfront Costs

School Group Pinckneyville

Many organizations, institutions, and businesses lack the upfront capital for a solar project, but they want to reduce their energy costs and achieve their sustainability goals. This can be a difficult hurdle. Power Purchase Agreements are a financing tool available for Illinois projects to overcome this barrier.   Through a Power Purchase Agreement, a third party financial investor owns an array that serves to offset […]

City of Carbondale Leads With Solar Deployment

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Press Release from Affordable Gas + Electric, November 27, 2019 Reaching its goal of becoming a leader in sustainable energy, the City of Carbondale approved a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) which will allow for the deployment of a $2.4M solar project which will power a portion of the City’s municipal buildings. “Our goal was to become […]

Solar now at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons

In symmetrical rows, more than 200 solar panels, tilted and oriented to the south, now cover a large portion of the gymnasium roof of The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. And while the solar panels won’t meet all The Pointe’s electrical needs, they are expected to lower energy costs enough to pay for the project in […]

Aug 2012 – The Pointe at Ballwin Commons

The City of Ballwin is now a leading clean energy municipality with 234 solar panels installed at the Pointe at Ballwin Commons. The solar powering the rec center offsets 70,000 pounds of coal from being burned each year. Joe Mental, VP of Field Operations, is pictured at Ballwin Pointe. He and the StraightUp Solar crew […]