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? […]

Grow Solar Bloomington-Normal – StraightUp Solar wins the Bid!

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What do you need to know about the group-buy program to get in on the deals!  StraightUp Solar was chosen for the third time as the installer for the Grow Solar Bloomington-Normal group-buy program, previously titled Solar Bloomington-Normal. What is Grow Solar Bloomington-Normal?  The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who hosts solar group buys, or […]

August 2017: YWCA of McLean County

For more than 100 years, Young Women’s Christian Association of McLean County (YWCA) has been a constant force in the lives of families in our Bloomington-Normal and McLean County community. The YWCA is once again leading by example by powering their building with clean solar energy, thereby reducing energy costs and committing to a cleaner environment. Going Solar at the YWCA would have been impossible without the benefit of […]

July 2017: Burroughs Farms in Morton, IL

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The Burroughs Family has farmed in Morton, Illinois since 1896. In October 2015, Scott and Calvin Burroughs decided to power their grain farm with solar energy.

June 2017: Professional Self Storage

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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 […]

April 2015: StraightUp’s Own Joins the Tribe

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Shannon Fulton, StraightUp Solar’s Director of Business Development, is officially solar powered!  Last weekend, our elite SUS crew installed a ground mount array at her home in El Paso, Illinois.  Did you know that a third of SUS employees have solar on their homes, plus the SUS headquarters is solar-powered? Shannon, current and 3-time President […]

March 2015: Illinois Resident Offsets Entire Energy Bill!


StraightUp Solar recently installed a 4.3 kilowatt solar array on the Mullen Residence in Goodfield, IL (central Illinois outside of Bloomington).   Renee is thrilled by her system and says, “We just got our first bill from Corn Belt Energy. Our system offset our entire monthly usage and produced 61 kWh of extra electricity! We are so excited and […]