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StraightUp Solar’s Pledge to Racial Justice only black facebook cover

Originally posted Jun 9, 2020. Updated May 16, 2022. We are heartbroken over the senseless murders recently in Buffalo and so many other Black Americans leading up to this pivotal moment in our history.  We are hopeful that one day we will all stand up and speak up against these crimes and systemic racism.  We […]

What is the Future of the Federal Solar Tax Credit Incentive?


What is the Future of the Federal Solar Tax Credit Incentive? You might have heard that the 30% Federal Tax Investment Credit is stepping down to 26% in 2020. What you may not have heard is that the Federal Tax Investment Credit will step down again in 2021, to 22%. Finally, in 2022 it will […]

A Statement from Our President on the Solar Tariff

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Hello Friends, Earlier this week, the President announced a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules. Although this tariff presents a set of challenges to the American solar industry, we are confident that the growth of solar energy will remain strong in the months and years ahead. The U.S. solar industry has seen tremendous […]

PACE: New Financing Option for Solar


Named one of the top 20 world-changing ideas by Scientific American magazine, property assessed clean energy (PACE) is a simple, effective way to pay for a solar installation with little or no money down. The Manns Family, using PACE, installed a 7.7 kW array and will save hundreds of dollars in utility costs in the first year alone. PACE is a simple. It is solar financing that […]

Share Your Solar Smile


In the spirit of sharing this month, we’d like to invite YOU to share your solar smile and share the wealth of owning your energy independence. We’re now offering a $500 award to you for anyone you refer to us who decides to go solar with StraightUp. Do you have friends, family, or neighbors who […]

Explore Solar Energy! 2016 Solar Tour

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Over 130 homes and businesses all across Illinois are hosting Solar Tour Open Houses this weekend on Saturday, October 1st from 10 AM-3 PM. Solar tour hosts include homeowners, small businesses, farms, and schools who have gone solar.  They are opening up their doors to the public to share their experiences of being solar-powered, and […]

Mike Hornitschek on Missouri’s Energy Plan

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Click here to listen to Mike Hornitschek, our Director of Strategic Development as he talks about the Clean Power Plan’s implementation in Missouri and the potential it has to create jobs. Read the accompanying story here: KMOX’s Brian Kelly and Maria Keena keep you informed with everything you need on Saturday and Sunday mornings. With up-to-the-minute news, information, […]

StraightUp Solar Supports the Clean Power Plan

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The solar industry has been abuzz about the recent release of the final draft of the Clean Power Plan which will reduce carbon emissions and invest in renewable energy. Overall, StraightUp Solar has installed and are operating over 5.6 MW of solar since 2006 which is already saving 14,000,000 lbs of CO2 emissions per year! […]