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What is a Solar Group Purchasing Program?


Going solar for your home has great benefits – from stimulating your local economy, to providing a cleaner environment to your larger community. But what if there was a way for your community to all go solar together?  For communities in the Midwest, there is a way, with Grow Solar and other group purchasing programs! […]

Final Results for Grow Solar Metro East 2019

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    Peter Murphy, Solar Program Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association Grow Solar Metro East was a community success! The program was organized by Lewis and Clark Community College, Madison County Planning and Development, Glen Carbon Cool Cities Committee, the Sierra Club, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, with StraightUp Solar as the competitively selected solar […]

Inaugural Grow Solar St. Louis Selects StraightUp Solar

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The midwest is a hot bed of solar activity, thanks to the efforts of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. This organization has led 22 solar group buy efforts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, and now they have brought the Grow Solar program to Missouri with the launch of Grow Solar St. Louis. Grow Solar programs […]

Grow Solar Bloomington-Normal – StraightUp Solar wins the Bid!

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What do you need to know about the group-buy program to get in on the deals!  StraightUp Solar was chosen for the third time as the installer for the Grow Solar Bloomington-Normal group-buy program, previously titled Solar Bloomington-Normal. What is Grow Solar Bloomington-Normal?  The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who hosts solar group buys, or […]

St. Peters Residence

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“I wanted solar electric for my home for decades. When the price of grid-tied systems came down around 2009, I got excited. I called my electric utility Ameren, and asked about their net metering program. They said, “Ha! You must be some kind of nut!” I had to admit it, but they indicated this was […]