The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate

The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate Updated September 30, 2022 What is the Illinois Solar Battery Storage Rebate? Thanks to the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, any home or business located within Ameren Illinois or ComEd utility service territory can take advantage of battery storage rebates. These rebates can significantly reduce the cost of adding […]

Solar Financing with Clean Energy Credit Union

Solar Financing with Clean Energy Credit Union

Solar Financing with Clean Energy Credit Union StraightUp Solar has a seamless relationship with Clean Energy Credit Union to provide special financing to help people install solar electric systems on their homes. The Credit Union is focused on providing clean energy loans that reduce the cost of living for members while also contributing toward a […]

Inflation Reduction Act and Solar

In August, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, laying the foundation for future growth of solar energy in the United States. The new law helps transition American homes, businesses and governments to clean energy generation with several incentives directed toward solar energy.   30% Federal Investment Tax Credit Most significantly, […]

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills Ameren Illinois recently announced that the average residential customer will see a $626 annual increase in electricity costs on the power supply side of the bill or an average of $52 or more per month (approximately 40% increase) throughout the year. The price increase will occur […]

Critter Guard Explained

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  Squirrels, birds, raccoons, and other small critters can pose serious risks to your solar array. They are capable of causing minor to severe damage to your system. With Critter Guard, you can help protect your array and keep your system running smoothly, without interference from nature’s unwanted guests. In this video we answer some […]

MISSOURI: How to Read Your Energy Bill with Solar

  Sometimes it’s a challenge to understand your solar production on your energy bill if you live in Missouri. Some people have noticed that what your solar portal is producing and the amount credited by your utility look different. In this video, StraightUp Solar’s Professor Ky the Solar Guy reveals the answer. Have additional questions? […]

ILLINOIS: How to Read Your Energy Bill with Solar

  Sometimes it’s a challenge to understand your solar production on your energy bill if you live in Illinois. Some people have noticed that what your solar portal is producing and the amount credited by your utility look different. In this video, StraightUp Solar’s Professor Ky the Solar Guy reveals the answer. Have additional questions? […]

VIDEO: How Does Solar Work for Your Home?

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    Just like photosynthesis captures the power of the sun to grow plants, a solar photovoltaic (PV) system captures the power of the sun for our energy use. Solar power provides a maintenance-free solution to your energy needs, reducing your utility bill, gaining you energy independence, and contributing to clean energy in our region. […]

VIDEO: How is Your Solar Array Designed?

    Watch the demo video, featuring StraightUp Solar’s Project Developer “Professor Ky the Solar Guy” as he creates a custom rooftop solar array design for a residential home using Helioscope. Custom solar layouts are included in every proposal (at no cost!). This is just a small part of the solar process. Learn about the […]