3 Forces Converge in Missouri for the Golden Hour of Solar

Wind, rain, and sun form for our summertime weather, but this year’s summer will be unique with three forces converging to create the golden hour of solar. 1. Ameren Missouri’s solar rebate expires on December 31, 2023. For the average homeowner, Ameren Missouri’s 25-cent per watt rebate translates into $1,500 to $2,500 in savings from […]

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


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 […]

December 2012- StraightUp Installs Solar on 5 Mehlville Schools in 5 weeks

StraightUp Solar has completed installing solar panels on the roof of five schools in the Mehlville school district. The Mehlville School Board approved a 20-year lease agreement for the five arrays. This means that StraightUp installs and maintains the systems, but Mehlville benefits from lower energy bills. Without any out-of-pocket expenses, Mehlville begins saving money on their electric bill […]