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The Solar Zoo Promotion

We are just so excited to see the Zoo go solar that we want to be sure everyone can share in it. For a limited we will make a donation to the Zoo AND cut the cost of your array. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself, your family, or your pets in front of the array and share on facebook. We will knock off $250 from your system price and donate $250 to support the zoo!!!

The Zoo has Gone Solar so We are Celebrating

This summer, StraightUp Solar was honored for the opportunity to donate a rooftop solar array to the world-famous St. Louis Zoo. The 31 kilowatt solar system sits on the Safari Gift Shop at the South Entrance.  The system consists of 96 SunPower solar panels which produce enough pollution-free electricity to power four homes year round.  It will save the Zoo more than $115,000 off its electric bill over the next twenty-five years. Click here to view real-time and cumulative generation and the emission reductions made possible by the system.  The monitoring information is also available from the Zoo’s website or from a new digital kiosk found at the South Arrival Experience bridge leading into the Zoo.

Dane Glueck, president of StraightUp Solar says, “StraightUp Solar exists for simply one reason—to inspire a solar tribe to create a sustainable world.  When the opportunity arose to install the Zoo’s first solar array, we knew instantly that donating the system was consistent with our company’s CLEARE values to not only respect the environment and animal habitat, but also to educate the public that they can make real and meaningful sustainability choices today that will provide energy, environmental, and economic security benefits for decades to come.” The Zoo is only one of the fantastic organizations that StraightUp Solar supports.

How Solar Empowers Conservation

What’s the connection between zoological conservation and solar – simply habitat preservation.  Two of the greatest impacts of carbon power are rapidly changing polar regions and ocean acidification. Before 2050 the Arctic summer will be ice free and animals like the Polar Bear will have no habitat to survive in. As more carbon enters the atmosphere it dissolves into the oceans making them acidic and stressing marine life. Changing currents and temperatures only add to the impact. Nowhere is this more apparent than coral reefs – which support one-third of all marine biodiversity and the food, income, and security of over 500 million people. Zoos across the world are championing sustainability to highlight the need to save our wildlife habitat and protect vital ecosystems. Solar is one tool to stop acidification and polar changes. Join the movement to clean up our world!