How Your School, Nonprofit, or Government Facility Can Go Solar with No Upfront Costs

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Many organizations, institutions, and businesses lack the upfront capital for a solar project, but they want to reduce their energy costs and achieve their sustainability goals. This can be a difficult hurdle. Power Purchase Agreements are a financing tool available for Illinois projects to overcome this barrier.   Through a Power Purchase Agreement, a third party financial investor owns an array that serves to offset […]

Northwest R-I School District

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“The Northwest School District began a partnership with StraightUp Solar several years ago when we began investigating the possibility of adding solar power.  During that time, StraightUp Solar assisted us in placing 25 kilowatt solar arrays on nine different buildings with no upfront costs to the District.  The strategy orchestrated by StraightUp Solar allows the […]

February 2015: Meramec Valley School District installs at 7 locations

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StraightUp Solar installed 600 solar panels at 7 Meramec Valley Schools. Cheers to MVSD for creating clean power, saving money, and generating learning opportunities for their students.   Each of the seven schools will generate enough electricity to power 2.5 average Missouri houses. Each school will have a TV monitor showing real-time production that can be […]

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 Panels Should Save District Over $200,000

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Some 588 solar panels installed on six Meramec Valley R-III School District buildings began supplying electricity last week. The new 25-kilowatt solar power roof installations at Coleman, Nike, Truman and Zitzman elementary schools, along with Meramec Valley Middle School and Pacific High School, are expected to save the district $212,730 over the next 10 years. […]

Illinois Solar Tour Featured Project

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Illinois is hosting a statewide Solar Tour. The event is completely free and there is no registration required. Learn More Here!.  Stop on by the Southwestern region and you will find 5 StraightUp Solar projects.  We would like to thank the Belleville News Democrat for featuring two of these.   Metro-East Home and Business Tour Highlights Solar […]

We Powered This School with Solar

SolarAid Muleke Community School – Read the Full Project File Thanks to your generous donation, Muleke Community School has been able to light their school’s two classrooms with clean safe solar power. Everyone at the school is thrilled with the solar lights and all the benefits they are bringing to the students, the staff and […]

Media

Example of StraightUp Solar Media Hits Crossroads College Prep News Channel 11 News Channel 5 Fox 2 News West End Word   Mehlville School District Fox 2 News KSDK KTVI-KPLR St. Louis Suburban Journal Mehlville Messenger   Civil Life / Urban Chestnut Brewing Company St. Louis Post Dispatch   StraightUp Solar Coverage St. Louis Suburban Journal St. […]

Mehlville Schools Featured on FOX

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 […]

StraightUp Highlighted in the Mehlville Messenger

The installation of solar electricity panels on five Mehlville School District buildings is nearly complete, and the finished product will result in economic and environmental benefits for the District. The District and StraightUp Solar entered into a 20 year lease agreement in May, and during the lease period the district will save an estimated $130,000 […]