Solar Power World recognized StraightUp Solar as the 183rd largest solar contractor in the United States on their 2022 Top Solar Contractors List. We are proud once again to be top 200 in the nation and a leader in Illinois and Missouri.

Last year, StraightUp Solar installed 7.0MW (Megawatts) of solar energy for homeowners, businesses, governments and educational institutions across Illinois and Missouri. Since our company’s founding in 2006, we have installed 42.4 MW of solar power.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by industry magazine Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers in the United States. Solar firms in the utility, commercial and residential markets are ranked by number of kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific services, markets and states. Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology.

“The utility-scale solar market, of course, puts up huge installation numbers each year, but the majority of workers in the industry are constructing projects in the commercial and residential markets, which continue to break records,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Over 85% of the companies on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors List primarily work in the residential and commercial sectors, and they all reported closing out the last year in a positive light.”

According to data released by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie — before recent federal decisions to prevent additional tariffs on imported solar panels — the United States is expected to install 11 GW (Gigawatts) less than originally predicted in 2022, due to continued supply chain constraints, price increases and interconnection challenges. Still, a survey of the 2022 Top Solar Contractors class found that 59% predicted their business would increase in the next year, with only 9% assuming business would decrease.

We thank our incredible team of installers, project managers, and operations professionals, and of course, our valued community of solar PV system owners who made this ranking possible! We are on pace for an even stronger 2022!


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