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Solar for New Construction

Solar for New Construction

Solar for New Construction Building Your Dream Home? Plan Today for Solar. You made the investment. You’re ready to build your forever home with all the touches you dreamed about for so long. Putting solar in your initial blueprints helps you rest easy by securing electricity for your family’s future. Adding solar for your new […]

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills Updated 7.19.2023 Without owning your energy source, you are exposed to the risk of rising energy costs. Ameren Illinois utility customers saw an average increase of 86% of their electric supply rate in 2022. Considering that Ameren Illinois is proposing a $1.3 billion electric rate hike […]

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

Solar Panels and Hail in Missouri & Illinois? No Worries, StraightUp Solar Can Help

Solar Panels and Hail? No Worries, We’ve Got You Covered [updated 3.27.2024] 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 […]

The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate

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The Illinois Solar Battery Rebate Updated December 14, 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 solar battery storage rebates. These rebates can significantly reduce the cost of […]

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

Inflation Reduction Act and Solar Updated 7.25.2023 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, nonprofits, and governments to clean energy generation with several incentives directed toward solar energy. […]

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? […]