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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? […]

PowerUp earthday365 – Collaborating Today for Tomorrow

Earth Day is April 22nd, and here at StraightUp Solar we celebrate Earth Day every day. This past year we increased our commitment to a better planet by partnering with earthday365 to PowerUp the organization and their mission to drawdown greenhouse gas emissions in the St. Louis region. For every homeowner or business that went […]

Announcing Power Up St. Louis Earth Day!

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StraightUp Solar and St. Louis Earth Day are coming together to make St. Louis a cleaner and greener place to live. St. Louis Earth Day manages critical programs for the community like the Green Dining Alliance and Recycling on the Go. St. Louis Earth Day also organizes the St. Louis Earth Day Festival each year, […]

October 2015: Local Entrepreneurs Drive on Sunbeams!

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Our newest members of the Tribe, Kathy and Bill from St. Louis, are longtime conservationists and have sought out creative ways to reduce their environmental footprint. They enjoy spending time outdoors with family in the Mark Twain National Forest and have successfully experimented with sustainable building techniques by building Cob houses in Missouri and developing […]

September 2015: Energy Independence in Missouri

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A new 9.9 kiloWatt (kW) solar energy array came online in eastern Missouri during the bright sunny days of summer this year and the proud owner, Steve, is happy to contribute his solar kilowatt hours (kWhs) to offset his home’s usage and traditional fossil fuel generation on the electric grid.  Our newest addition to the Solar […]

July 2015: Wildwood Community Comes Together for Solar


After researching the logistics and prospects of harvesting solar energy to power his home for many years, Rich Ward of Wildwood made the decision to install a 7.83 kW roof mounted system on his newly purchased home.  Mr. Ward is both confident and excited that his system will reap the rewards of his research and […]

May 2015: Imperial Residence Sees Immediate Impact of Solar Installation

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A 21.35 kW system installed in Imperial, Missouri has allowed local businessman Jeff Steele to join the StraightUp Solar Tribe.  The two rooftop arrays installed will accumulate a $126,191 savings over the estimated 25 year life of the system.  Jeff was influenced to install solar arrays after the successful installation of solar panels on the home of […]

Northwest R-I School District


“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 2014: New Northside Baptist Church

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StraightUp Solar installed 100 solar panels at the New Northside Baptist Church and Community Center in North St. Louis. This is one of four religious institutions that went solar with SUS in 2014! To show our gratitude for the church joining the StraightUp Solar tribe, SUS donated a residential system to a randomly chosen congregation […]