StraightUp Expertise

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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Support StraightUp Solar Fundraiser to Bring Solar Drip Irrigation to Nicaragua!

Through this fundraiser, our team will work with Grid Alternatives to install solar-powered drip irrigation on the Cruz family farm in Nicaragua.

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B-Corp Re-Certification

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.

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July 2017: Burroughs Farms in Morton, IL

The Burroughs Family has farmed in Morton, Illinois since 1896. In October 2015, Scott and Calvin Burroughs decided to power their grain farm with solar energy.

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Special Solar Eclipse Giveaway!

Are you enjoying the summer sun, but not the high electric bills? Are you as excited about the 2017 American …

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December 2016: Home Nursery Now Grows Solar!

Home Nursery, Inc, is a wholesale nursery grower based in Albers, Illinois with a 95-year history of producing high-quality horticultural …

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Share Your Solar Smile

In the spirit of sharing this month, we’d like to invite YOU to share your solar smile and share the …

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November 2015: Solar Makes Sense for the SUS Family

Dale & Jan Ritzel are the proud parents of Brent Ritzel, one of our bright Project Developers at StraightUp Solar. …

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October 2015: Local Entrepreneurs Drive on Sunbeams!

Our newest members of the Tribe, Kathy and Bill from St. Louis, are longtime conservationists and have sought out creative …

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September 2015: Energy Independence in Missouri

A new 9.9 kiloWatt (kW) solar energy array came online in eastern Missouri during the bright sunny days of summer this …

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August 2015: Solar Made Sense to Energy Savvy Agribusiness

Larry Rhodes had a very practical reason for choosing solar energy to supplement the electrical usage at his farm in Central …

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