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 on June 1, 2022. According to other analyses, small […]

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 […]

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. […]

Solar and the Environment Resource Library

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If you are here, thank you! You realize the importance of doing your part to move our energy grid to more sustainable sources, like the sun! Solar empowers everyday people to choose where they get their energy. Every solar installation helps move our region toward our clean energy goals. In this article you will find […]

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 […]

What is a Solar Group Purchasing Program?

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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! […]

Shine It Forward – How You, a Solar Homeowner, Can Inspire More Solar

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As a solar homeowner, think back to the time when you were first researching the prospect of going solar.  No doubt you had many questions.     How does it work?   Does it make financial sense?   Do I need to replace my roof?    You likely went to search for these answers, and many […]