Solar For
Government

Government entities across Missouri and Illinois are switching to solar electricity. Local governments recognize the power of solar to save money for what really matters to their organization … serving others. Solar for government allows community and civic organizations to achieve long-term financial stability in service of amplifying their reach.

Solar Energy in

Government

As the concern for renewable energy continues to grow, local governments have a unique opportunity to serve their communities through solar. The affordability of solar systems in recent years has led numerous municipalities across Illinois and Missouri to begin utilizing clean, sustainable energy. Not only does installing solar provide environmental benefits, but government entities can also take advantage of lower, more predictable utility bills. The money saved through garnering clean energy and leveraging available incentives allows governments to support their communities better.

For more than a decade, the team of experts at StraightUp Solar has provided high quality solar arrays for businesses, homes, and government entities alike. Our dedication to ensuring your arrays are manufactured correctly and work efficiently is evident in every service we provide. If you’re seeking to greatly reduce your monthly utility bills through a top-tier solar system, request a free quote today.

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Why
Solar Energy

Relying upon traditional means of energy is unpredictable and can significantly impact both your budget and bottom line. However, by switching to the steady and consistent rates solar provides, you protect your annual budget from the unexpected increases. The money you immediately save can be used to better your community.

Often, the most costly operational expense for government entities is energy consumption. Harvesting solar energy can give your organization the ability to reduce one of your largest costs, allowing you to spread your core service even further. As a government entity, your job is to create and enforce policies that support your community. By investing in solar energy, you’re setting an example for the businesses and residences in your area.

GOVERNMENT SOLAR POWER

INCENTIVES

How much money will solar power add to YOUR bottom line?

The cost of solar energy has dropped over 80% during the last decade. State and federal incentives can put some of the purchase price right back in your pocket. This means regular working families now go solar every day. Moreover, StraightUp Solar offers financing options that make it even easier.

POWER PURCHASE
Agreement

WHAT IS A POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT?​

Although government organizations are unable to leverage federal and state tax credits, they can take advantage of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and third-party financing. A PPA is a contract where solar companies, such as StraightUp Solar, finance, build, own, and maintain a system on a customer’s site. The solar electricity generated by the arrays is then sold to the customer at a reduced and fixed rate that’s typically lower than traditional energy.

The agreements are now available to government entities in Illinois. They are the financial key to unlocking the solar savings for tax-exempt organizations that otherwise wouldn’t have access to the 26% federal solar tax credit or depreciation. Through a PPA agreement, you can invest in clean, sustainable energy without the upfront costs. It allows you to maintain your annual budget and lay the foundation for a brighter future.

To visualize the advantages of a Power Purchase Agreement, check out our interactive graphic below!

How it Works

Use our interactive graphic to learn more about how power purchase agreements can work for you.

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1. Design & Contract

 StraightUp Solar provides a customized Solar
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Proposal for
your organization. Your organization then signs
a PPA with our Third Party Investor who provides
the financing for your solar project.

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2. Build

The Third Party Investor finances the project
and arranges for StraightUp Solar to install the
solar array and provide maintenance. The Investor
receives all financial incentives associated with
the project including the tax credits.

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3. Produce Solar Power

Your array produces solar electricity for the
grid to be consumed as needed.

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4. Reap Solar Savings

In return, your organization pays the Investor
a fee for the solar electricity at a lower cost per
KWh than grid electricity.

Why Choose
StraightUp Solar?

StraightUp Solar is the energy, procurement, and construction (EPC) solar energy firm of choice by government institutions in Missouri and Illinois. Our upfront and transparent cost analyses, combined with our design to build project management services, keep customers coming back for more. As a full-service firm, we handle all aspects of your custom solar project, providing timely updates that keep you well informed every step of the way.

When you choose StraightUp Solar, you’ll receive a team of professionals whose goal is to continuously improve their processes, operations, and services. We re-evaluate our design and build practices in addition to the equipment we use. As a fully insured and licensed turnkey solar firm staffed by in-house NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners)-certified professionals, you can be certain that your project is in the hands of experts.

Our workmanship and production warranties, in addition to manufacturer warranties, give you and your key stakeholders peace of mind. We also provide operations and maintenance plans that ensure your system is performing as expected.

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It’s never been easier or more affordable to set a prime example of environmental awareness and protection for your community. By switching to solar, you can reduce one of your largest operational expenses and reallocate the money saved to fund programs that benefit your residents. Plus, taking advantage of a Power Purchase Agreement allows you to garner renewable energy without the upfront costs. Request a free, honest quote today to start reaping the benefits of solar for your government agency.

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