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4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills

4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills Updated 7.19.2023 Without owning your energy source, you are exposed to the risk of rising energy costs. Ameren Illinois utility customers saw an average increase of 86% of their electric supply rate in 2022. Considering that Ameren Illinois is proposing a $1.3 billion electric rate hike […]

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 […]

Solar and the Environment Resource Library

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If you are here, thank you! You realize the importance of doing your part to move our energy grid to more sustainable sources, like the sun! Solar empowers everyday people to choose where they get their energy. Every solar installation helps move our region toward our clean energy goals. In this article you will find […]

PowerUp Missouri Coalition for the Environment Launches for 2020

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Each year StraightUp Solar collaborates with local non-profits across Missouri and Illinois that support our mission of creating a sustainable world. This year we are are proud to partner with Missouri Coalition for the Environment, an organization with over 50 years of protecting Missouri’s air, water, and environment. Their initiatives to reduce flooding by strengthening flood […]

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, […]

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 […]

B-Corp Re-Certification

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B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As a mission-aligned B Corp, we use the power of our business to solve social and environmental problems.