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Farms going solar are a growing trend in Illinois. Knowledge of incentives and project financing is critical to helping farm owners maximize their savings.

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New Illinois Solar Incentives Available with Passage of Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

  Updated Sept 29, 2021. After years of advocacy, Illinois commits to 50% Renewable Energy Standard. Go Solar, Save $$, …

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Prepare Today for the Net Zero Office Building: Here’s how

This article was originally published by the St. Louis Business Journal and written by one of our Senior Project Developers, …

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What is a Solar Group Purchasing Program?

Going solar for your home has great benefits – from stimulating your local economy, to providing a cleaner environment to …

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Join Us – May 2020 Commercial Webinar Series!

We know that businesses, non-profits, churches, and governmental entities have been hit hard by COVID-19. As we all try to …

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These Little Piggies Went Solar

Pork producers across Illinois are investing in solar technology. Why? Solar generation matches very well with hog production systems.  In …

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Farmers Harvest the Sun for Lower Energy Costs

Farmers across Illinois and Missouri are discovering solar as a great investment and can stabilize their energy costs. With federal …

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What is the Future of the Federal Solar Tax Credit Incentive?

You might have heard that the 30% Federal Tax Investment Credit is stepping down to 26% in 2020. What you …

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Farmers See Financial Advantages to Going Solar

Farms going solar are a growing trend in Illinois. Knowledge of incentives and project financing is critical to helping farm owners maximize their savings.

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PACE: New Financing Option for Solar

Named one of the top 20 world-changing ideas by Scientific American magazine, property assessed clean energy (PACE) is a simple, effective way to pay …

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StraightUp Solar Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor

StraightUp Solar is honored to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power …

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June 2017: Professional Self Storage

Bloomington-Normal got a little brighter this month with the installation of a 123.75 kW solar PV system at the Foundry Square in Bloomington, Illinois. This system’s solar energy …

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Solar Incentives Shining Brightly in Missouri and Illinois

ILLINOIS  Homeowners and businesses can reduce their system cost by 20% with Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS). These cash payments are …

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February 2017: Vision Care Goes Solar

Vision Care Associates, located in Swansea, Illinois, recently added 24.75 kilowatts (kW) of solar electric (PV) energy to the office …

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Hurry: Highest Value SRECs Expire Dec

In June of this year, StraightUp Solar acquired a number of SREC contract reservations for future solar energy projects – to be …

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Why Are My Inverters And Solar PV Array Not The Same Size?

A common question in solar is “Why are you installing a 260 watt solar module on a 215 watt microinverter?” …

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Empire Electric Solar Rebate Ruling: Low Cost Solar in SW Missouri

Empire Electric Solar Rebate: Finally after several years of battling to get Empire customers their legally required solar rebates, the …

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