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 […]

What you Need to Know about Lighting

LED vs. Compact Fluorescent (CFL)? Comparing these is confusing so let’s look at numbers. Energy. LEDs use 30% less energy than CFLs. However CFLs are still 75% more efficient than incandescent lamps so wait till your CFLs burn out before replacing them. If you have a low quality CFL, one that flickers, takes a long time to […]

Success for Nicaraguan Fundraiser

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Thank you everyone for your support. Together we raised half of the funds necessary to electrify 24 huts   Post by StraightUp Solar.

You, Me, and UCBC – Beers for Nicaragua

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Never has a happy hour tasted so sweet. Please join us for beer and silent auctions to raise funds for Wings of Hope. This local non-profit has reached all corners of the globe to bring much needed support to far flung communities. StraightUp Solar has partnered with them to build solar installations for three Nicaraguan […]

March News

WHY SOLAR? WHY NOW? Solar in effect, let’s you “own” your utilities, instead of the utility “owning” you.  You may have noticed more and more neighbors and businesses installing solar panels on their rooftops. The number one reason people choose solar power for their home or business is that it saves them money. This is […]

Business Lighting Efficiency

Lighting Technology Plus Rebates Equal Great Savings Today! February, 2014   We’ve always been a company focused on protecting the environment and lowering energy costs.  Lighting upgrades, much like solar power, meet our criteria and answer the “why we exist” question in the same way.  As an electrical contractor with many years of experience, we’re […]

We Support CNN Hero Finalist WE CARE Solar

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StraightUp Tribe Helps We Care Solar   …Help Us Save Lives with CNN Hero Organization WE CARE Solar…     In Sub-Saharan Africa, women face a 1 in 22 lifetime chance of dying in childbirth – not from rare diseases but from treatable medical conditions. Manywomen in rural Africa labor at home, and when complications arise, […]

Save $250 and Join the Zoo in Going Solar

The Solar Zoo Promotion We are just so excited to see the Zoo go solar that we want to be sure everyone can share in it. For a limited we will make a donation to the Zoo AND cut the cost of your array. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself, […]

StraightUp Solar Supports National/International Advocacy

StraightUp Supports These Organizations We previously shared local organizations that we support. As we mentioned before, we love being part of a growing a solar industry and supporting other “believers” in the renewable / environmental community. Here are three organizations that are advocates for the solar community on a national / global level. We’re proud […]

We Powered This School with Solar

Thanks to your generous donation, Muleke Community School has been able to light their school’s two classrooms with clean safe solar power. Everyone at the school is thrilled with the solar lights and all the benefits they are bringing to the students, the staff and the wider community. Muleke School in Zambia is located 120 […]