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November 2013- St. Louis Business Makes Solar a Reality


On 4 Nov, StraightUp Solar proudly commissioned our largest project to date and one of the largest solar arrays in Missouri. 684 solar panels now overlook the Mississippi River at Heat Transfer Systems located just south of downtown.   Heat Transfer System designs and manufactures heat exchange equipment, much of which is used around the world to […]

April 2013- An ultra energy efficient home powered entirely by solar


StraightUp recently completed construction of a 4 kW system for Missouri’s first Passive House – or “PassivHaus” in German. In conjunction with the project consultant, Gary Steps of Butterfly Energy Works, and architect Ralph Eglin Wafer, we worked tirelessly to see this pioneering project get started. PassivHaus is a German invention from a physicist who […]

Solar Impulse Has Landed

As the region’s only SunPower dealer we are excited that the Solar Impulse has landed in Saint Louis. The Solar Impulse is a plane that is powered entirely by SunPower solar modules. It has the wingspan of a 747, 800 lbs of batteries, and only weighs about the same as a car. Visit the website […]

StraightUp Featured in Solar Builder

StraightUp Solar has been featured in Solar Builder Magazine for our pioneering efforts. We were the first installer to offer AC modules. This technology uses built in micro-inverters to take the pain out of DC power conversion. StraightUp is always seeking new ways to innovate and simplify the solar process so that we can build better relationships […]

Oct 2012 – First St. Louis County SAVES Project

This month, StraightUp Solar completed the first solar project of the St. Louis County SAVES loan program! St. Louis County SAVES is a low interest loan program for energy efficiency and solar projects. Loans range from $2,500-$15,000. Rates are 3.5% and have flexible payment schedules up to 10 years. Steven B., a resident of Shrewsbury, […]

The newest in solar technology arrives: SunPower AC PV panels

In July, StraightUp Solar began installing the newest in solar technology: SunPower AC panels. The AC panels are a highly efficient, aesthetically-pleasing module backed by SunPower’s industry-leading 25-year warranty. StraightUp Solar is one of only a couple companies authorized to install SunPower products in the region.  Already, many of our clients are choosing the AC modules for their […]

June 2010 – Walsh & Associates

With Missouri’s largest solar array, Walsh and Associates has made the forward looking commitment of installing a PV system to produce 100% of the company’s energy needs.  This 100 kW commitment is pioneering the path for more local businesses to follow suit.  Annual energy bills will go from $36,000 to $1,500! Special thanks for everyone who dedicated […]

First Ameren Solar Rebate Received

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 […]

January 2010 – Novus International

The company’s global headquarters, located at the Missouri Research Park in St. Charles, Missouri, is a 9 acre site that recieved a 3-star designation by the Sustainable SITES Initiative, one of only three in the United States earning that distinction.  The project addresses several sustainable design best practices including hydrology, wildlife habitat enhancement and monitoring, improved […]