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

Solar Panels and Hail

Solar Panels and Hail? No Worries, We’ve Got You Covered [updated 6.29.2023] 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 Forces Converge in Missouri for the Golden Hour of Solar

3 Forces Converge in Missouri for the Golden Hour of Solar [updated 4.12.2023] Wind, rain, and sun form for our summertime weather, but this summer will be unique with three forces converging to create the golden hour of solar. Here’s what you need to know about the closing Ameren Missouri incentive, utility rate hikes, and […]

StraightUp Solar Recognized as Top U.S. Solar Installation Company in 2021

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[St. Louis, MO, 7/21/2021]— The U.S. solar industry is on the upswing. StraightUp Solar has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last year. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking StraightUp Solar at No. 171 on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list.   The Top […]

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

In 2019 Zillow, an online real estate platform, researched how solar panels impact home values and the ultimate selling price. The short answer is that solar does increase the value of your home at sale. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), also found that in addition to the higher premium solar owners can sell their […]

A Message about COVID-19 from StraightUp Solar

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Updated: August 19, 2021 When I started StraightUp Solar in 2006 it was founded based on two core guiding principles, to take care of the people in our community and the planet we live on. We are in an unprecedented moment. As our community faces COVID-19, StraightUp Solar will  use our CLEARE values to guide […]

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 […]

B-Corp Re-Certification

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B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As a mission-aligned B Corp, we use the power of our business to solve social and environmental problems.

Empire Electric Solar Power Rebate

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Southwest Missouri solar incentives are at an all-time high with a brand new $1 per Watt Empire District Electric Solar Rebate and a highly successful 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit.  These two benefits can offset the cost of the installation of solar panels by over 60%.  Those residing within the Empire Electric service zone (including […]

Empire Electric Solar Rebate Ruling: Low Cost Solar in SW Missouri

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Empire Electric Solar Rebate: Finally after several years of battling to get Empire customers their legally required solar rebates, the Supreme Court has ruled that Empire Electric must begin paying solar rebates as required by a 2008 state-wide ballot initiative.  Prop C – the Clean Energy Initiative, passed with 66% Missourian support. If you live […]