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StraightUp Solar is Moving On Up

SUS TeamDay 2020

This week we moved our headquarters from Overland to Maryland Heights, MO. It was a heavy lift (pun intended). We have been in the Overland office for 7 years and we were sad to go, but it also is an extremely exciting time for us . Over the past few years we have grown significantly, […]

Happy Thanksgiving- A Bright Present and Future

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This Thanksgiving, we at StraightUp Solar are thankful for many things. We are thankful for meaningful work, the planet that sustains us, and the solar technology that allows us to diversify our energy choices. At StraightUp Solar, our community is made up of a wide variety of thinkers, doers, boat-shakers, and change-makers. We are so thankful to each and every client for […]

StraightUp Spotlight – Oliver Ellen

Oliver Ellen

Oliver was asked to describe what it means to be part of the StraightUp Solar Tribe and he shared.  “For me its about using my education to do my part to solve the challenge of climate change in our communities”.

StraightUp Spotlight – Valerie Corey

Valerie Corey

Valerie is our new Permit Applications & Utility Interconnection Specialist. She interfaces with cities and county permitting officials and utilities in Missouri and Illinois.  Her responsibilities also include creating and delivering the installation and customer packets.    Educational background She earned a B.A. in History from Western Illinois University with an academic focus area in Native American studies.   […]

StraightUp Solar Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor

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StraightUp Solar is honored to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements […]

StraightUp Spotlight – Ray Harp

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What’s the scope of your job?  Ray floats between the Field Service and IT departments.  He heads out into the field to troubleshoot inverter configuration for example setting up monitoring.  While in the office he works to configure networks and to be the go to guy for all things tech.   Tell us a little something about your family and hobbies? Ray’s hometown is Cape […]

StraightUp Spotlight – Natalie Lucas

Natalie Lucas

What’s the scope of your job?  I am a Solar Educator. You can call into StraightUp Solar, and I answer all of your solar questions or find you an answer. I also collect basic information from customers and then connect them to the best Project Developer that can work with them to fit their solar needs.    Tell us a little something about your family and hobbies? My […]

StraightUp Spotlight – Charles Melton, Jr.

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This month we’re recognizing Charles Melton, Jr., StraightUp Solar Project Manager who always keeps us smiling as he keeps our solar projects on track for a timely completion.  Q: How long have you worked at StraightUp Solar? | A: Four years in August. Q: If you were part of a solar array, which part would […]

November 2015: Solar Makes Sense for the SUS Family

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Dale & Jan Ritzel are the proud parents of Brent Ritzel, one of our bright Project Developers at StraightUp Solar. Dale, as Professor Emeritus of Health Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, was motivated to go solar in order to ensure low utility expenses and provide benefits to the environment through clean energy generation. That […]

Journey Begins: WE CARE Solar Nepal Relief

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Shannon Fulton, StraightUp Solar Director of Business Development, joins Dr. Laura Stachel, Co-founder of WE CARE Solar in a mission to provide relief to Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquake and aftershock events. They will travel across the world to provide training and support to One Heart Worldwide team members who will use the Solar Suitcase, […]