4 Ways Solar Energy Protects Against Rising Electricity Bills

Ameren Illinois recently announced that the average residential customer will see a $626 annual increase in electricity costs on the power supply side of the bill or an average of $52 or more per month (approximately 40% increase) throughout the year. The price increase will occur on June 1, 2022. According to other analyses, small […]

Missouri Homeowners Gain Solar Energy Rights

  The Missouri General Assembly recently passed legislation prohibiting Homeowners Associations  from banning solar in their neighborhoods. The bill (SB 745) needs Governor Mike Parson’s signature to become law.  Contact Governor Mike Parson today to sign the bill and grant Missouri homeowners the right to go solar! The act states that no deed restriction,  covenant, […]


Convention Center Locks in Energy Savings with Solar Energy   The Oakley-Lindsay Center, Quincy’s performing arts and convention center complex unveiled their new solar photovoltaic system, estimated to generate 70% of the building’s electricity usage. “Going solar was the right decision for our facility to reduce our operating costs and lock in long-term savings for […]

Critter Guard Explained

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      Squirrels, birds, raccoons, and other small critters can pose serious risks to your solar array. They are capable of causing minor to severe damage to your system. With Critter Guard, you can help protect your array and keep your system running smoothly, without interference from nature’s unwanted guests. In this video we […]

Missouri Solar Incentives

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A woman walks into a solar store and asks, “What Missouri solar incentives are available for me?” The solar saleswoman answers, “It all depends.” This conversation happens all the time at StraightUp Solar. There are some financial incentives offered by the federal government and local utilities. In Missouri, the value of these solar incentives depends […]

Introducing Bodhi – Your New Solar Assistant

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StraightUp Solar is proud to announce our new partnership with Bodhi, an online app that allows solar customers to easily track every step of their solar journey. Bodhi makes it simple to track the progress of your project during the pre-installation phase, as well as track your solar production post-installation and share your solar success […]

StraightUp Solar’s Commitment to Carbon Neutrality

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We are all faced with many challenges right now, including coronavirus, economic uncertainty, and climate change. In particular, COVID-19 and climate change have hit communities of color the hardest.  These people have been put in harm’s way due to systematic racism. For example, many work at jobs where they are exposed to coronavirus because they […]

Solar Service, Maintenance, and Warranties

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At StraightUp Solar, we want you to have the best solar experience possible. That is why we stand by our work with Workmanship and Energy Production guarantees, as well as solar maintenance and solar repair services for systems that we didn’t install.   When you install a system with StraightUp Solar, you will receive three […]

Final Results for Grow Solar Metro East 2019

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    Peter Murphy, Solar Program Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association Grow Solar Metro East was a community success! The program was organized by Lewis and Clark Community College, Madison County Planning and Development, Glen Carbon Cool Cities Committee, the Sierra Club, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, with StraightUp Solar as the competitively selected solar […]

Thinking about Batteries? 5 Things to Think About as You Get Started

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 Decide What You Want Backed Up Home battery backup systems can keep the lights on and refrigerator running when the power goes out. With more battery capacity, such systems can also keep your air conditioning running. Decide which appliances are critical to your needs in a power outage, or plan for your whole home to […]