A Brighter
Energy Choice.

Straight Up.

StraightUp Solar offers an energy choice you can feel good about. We live and work in the Southern Illinois communities we serve. As a Certified B Corporation, we strive to uplift people and planet.

Brighter energy means paying less on your energy bills, doing your part for the planet, and having more control over your energy. From design to installation, we help Southern Illinois homeowners uplift their energy with custom, turnkey solar solutions. We’ve been in business since 2006, and we will be here to care your system for years to come.


“The whole experience was terrific, the financing credit union team was easy to deal with, and the installers were very good, as well as very fast and friendly. It was a very positive experience with StraightUp Solar.”


Guido B.
Mulkeytown, Illinois Homeowner

Southern Illinois

Solar + Battery + Smart Panels

Protect Against Outages
Use Stored Solar Power
Easily Manage Loads in App

Now is the best TIME TO
Go Solar

Solar Savings That Last
Protect Your Investment
Clean Energy Financing

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Is My Home Good for Solar?

Our handy two-minute quiz asks a series of questions to help determine whether your home is a good fit for solar. Everyone’s situation is different. We take pride in providing you with an accurate, competitive assessment. 

Solar Solution Built for Your Needs

Like people, homes come in all shapes and sizes. Additionally, every family has different energy needs. Finding the right fit is our residential solar installers‘ commitment to you. A customized solar quote can educate you with all the information you need up front to decide whether solar is the right investment for your family. 

How Does Solar Reduce Your Energy Costs?

Your solar array produces energy for your home without being charged by the utility.

That means your estimated overall energy costs are lower. The difference in the estimated energy costs compared to your original bills gives you the cash flow to pay for your system.

Solar Battery Benefits

When the grid goes down you can keep the lights on with solar battery storage. Batteries also allow you to self-consume more of your solar energy.

StraightUp Solar offers several solar and storage options from powering up a few appliances all the way to whole house backup. Our engineers will can create a custom solution for your home, and we offer two storage platforms: Tesla Powerwall and Enphase IQ Battery.

SPAN Smart Panels

Adding SPAN smart panels to your solar + battery project gives you total control of your energy loads and improves your storage performance. You gain real-time control and updates of your solar PV system from your mobile device. Ultimately, this close management allows you to minimize energy consumption, thus saving money on energy costs.

SPAN modernizes your electrical panel to be ready for upgrades like an EV charger.

Why Choose
StraightUp Solar?

StraightUp Solar was founded and is under the same ownership since 2006, a track record few other local companies can match. Our team of solar experts lives and works in the local communities we serve, bringing 2,800 solar projects to light for our neighbors. 

StraightUp Solar’s success is driven by the 100+ people we employ, who—with diverse experiences, skills, and perspectives—unite under our CLEARE Values and certified B Corp status to achieve our mission. 

Care for Community
Lead the Energy Transition
Educate Everyone
Advocate with Purpose
Respect People & Planet
Embody Excellence

Our Growing Community

StraightUp Solar is one of the only companies in Illinois with a full-time Service Team.

Caring for customers is central to our mission. That’s why we have a dedicated full-time service department—to ensure your solar solution continues delivering clean energy reliably for your home for years. 
It’s important to choose a trusted, local company who’s in it for the long haul. 

Go Solar with StraightUp Solar

StraightUp Solar is the leader in residential solar systems in Illinois. We provide design-to-build solutions for solar panels, battery storage, smart panels, and EV charging stations. Since 2006, we’ve completed over 2,800 solar projects – an accomplishment few other local companies can match. Reach out to our solar experts for a custom competitive quote today.

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