June 2017: Professional Self Storage

Professional Self Storage

Bloomington-Normal got a little brighter this month with the installation of a 123.75 kW solar PV system at the Foundry Square in Bloomington, Illinois. This system’s solar energy will be used to power the newly opened Green Top Grocery, Bloomington Cycle & Fitness, and The Gingerbread House located within the Square.    The system is made up of 375 solar modules with a capacity of 330 watts each, and 9 SMA inverters. The system […]

February 2017: Vision Care Goes Solar

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Vision Care Associates, located in Swansea, Illinois, recently added 24.75 kilowatts (kW) of solar electric (PV) energy to the office of their well-regarded Optometry practice. StraightUp Solar is proud that Vision Care’s Dr. Michael Murphy, who also has solar at his home, chose to go with StraightUp’s full-service solar installation offering to meet the energy […]

June 2014: StraightUp Solar installs arrays at six Llywelyn’s Pub locations

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Llywelyn’s Pub and StraightUp Solar are proud to announce the addition of 107 kilowatts of solar energy at six Llywelyn’s locations across St Louis. The O’Fallon, Webster Groves, St Charles, Soulard, and Central West End Llywelyn’s locations are now producing carbon-free solar energy. In each of the locations, visitors can observe a display monitor providing real-time […]

March 2013- Solar Powering Downtown Re-Development


StraightUp Solar recently installed solar on the newly rehabbed Foodland on Jefferson just outside Lafayette Square in St. Louis.  The GreenStreet Development project is now home to a Save-a-Lot, H&R Block, and a Blast Fitness, and more than 350 solar panels help power the retail space.   This project is the latest of a many solar installations […]

Local Owners Use Solar Panels To Brew Beer

Local brewery owners are changing the way they do business. Some have decided to tap into solar energy and it’s saving them money down the line. Inside of the Civil Life Brewery in south city owner Jake Hafner is doing what he’s always wanted. To run his own business, he also wanted to make sure […]

May 2010 – Civil Life Brewing Co.

Set to open early this summer in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, over 6,000 sq.ft. of space will be getting much of its energy from a 25kW PV system. Owner Jake Hafner, chose to go solar because “we wanted to reduce our costs and help the environment”. CLBC is located at 3714 Holt Ave.