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 […]

Solar is 2-100 Times Lower Cost Than You Think

Solars Average 20 Year Savings Web

Solar Creates Big Savings What’s the cost of solar today? Well, it depends a great deal on where exactly you are located, but no matter where you’re located, I’d bet that most of you have a cost of solar in your head that’s 2–100 times greater than the actual cost of solar power. Read on […]

Swanson’s Law

Have you heard of Swanson’s Law. It is similar to Moore’s law but for solar cells. It says that every time global capacity doubles that prices drop by 20%. It is what is known as a virtuous cycle. As you purchase new solar modules this increases demand which puts pressure on manufacturers to increase production. […]

MOSEIA Responds to Utility Efforts

For Immediate Release Contact Heidi Schoen (314) 677-4076 July 12, 2013     MISSOURI SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRY CONCERNED ABOUT UTILITY EFFORT TO HINDER FUTURE USE OF SOLAR RESOURCES IN MISSOURI Later today, the Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association (MOSEIA) is expected to file its response to KCP&L’s Missouri Public Service Commission filings where KCP&L claimed […]

SolarAid Is a Winner in Google’s Global Impact Challenge

Yesterday Google unveiled the winners of its Global Impact Challenge, in which four UK-based non-profits each received £500,000 (US$766,000) for their work in “using tech to tackle the world’s toughest problems”. Charity SolarAid was one of the four winners with its African pico-solar sales and distribution programme, SunnyMoney. The Google award is “a massive, massive step change […]

Solar Impulse Has Landed

As the region’s only SunPower dealer we are excited that the Solar Impulse has landed in Saint Louis. The Solar Impulse is a plane that is powered entirely by SunPower solar modules. It has the wingspan of a 747, 800 lbs of batteries, and only weighs about the same as a car. Visit the website […]

Legislation Secures MO Solar-Energy Future

Contact: Heidi Schoen 314.677.4076 LEGISLATION SECURES MISSOURI SOLAR-ENERGY FUTURE St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Legislature passed the Solar Protection Action (House Bill 142), and it awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill, among other things, steps down the $2 per watt solar rebate gradually through 2020, providing certainty to the growing […]

November Promotion

Solar On-site Evaluation Questionnaire Please fill out this short questionnaire prior to StraightUp Solar completing your on-site solar evaluation. This form, in conjunction with an assessment of your roof or ground mount location, your electric meter, and your electrical panel, will allow StraightUp Solar to produce your customized solar design proposal that details, return on […]

The newest in solar technology arrives: SunPower AC PV panels

In July, StraightUp Solar began installing the newest in solar technology: SunPower AC panels. The AC panels are a highly efficient, aesthetically-pleasing module backed by SunPower’s industry-leading 25-year warranty. StraightUp Solar is one of only a couple companies authorized to install SunPower products in the region.  Already, many of our clients are choosing the AC modules for their […]

Germany 25% Renewable: What It Could Mean for Missouri

Germany just crossed a significant threshold – 25% renewable energy production. A recent study from the University of Tennessee provides some insight into what achieving 25% renewable energy production by 2025 could do for America. The report finds that Missouri has the greatest job creation potential of all 50 states (240,800 new jobs possible). Solar in Missouri is […]