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Phil and Sima Needleman, in St. Louis, are the first Missouri Ameren customers to receive the Proposition C Solar Rebate. StraightUp Solar installed a 2.7 kW grid tied solar power system for the Needleman’s that came on-line in January, 2010. The rebate is paid by Ameren and is $2/watt. The total rebate for the Needleman’s is $5,460, which offsets a significant portion of the installed cost. Ameren quickly sent the rebate to the Needleman’s in less than two weeks from completion of the rebate paperwork. The 30% Federal Tax Credit will further add to their solar savings. The system is expected to save approximately 3,500 kilowatt hours per year.