StraightUp Solar

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Updated: 15 April 2023

Installing solar since 2006

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4.51 from 51 Reviews

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StraightUp Solar reviews

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Sales Process


Price as quoted


On schedule


Installation quality


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Cory Reynolds | Decatur, Illinois | 05/02/2023

Great experience

Working with Straight Up was a great experience and certainly a company I works recommend to anyone interested in going Solar. Andrew Stetter was my initial contact and shared all of the pertinent info to help me know that this was the way we wanted to go.

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Dave Wrobel | Chesterfield, Missouri | 02/05/2022

Echo others comments regarding hidden costs

We were presented with a $3500 added cost for 3-9 foot piers in concrete for our ground mount array only after having paid over half of the $25,000 cost - when they presented their pre-permit request for approval. One would think this was predictable. We're considering cancellation, costing at least $1000, rather than risk further surprises.

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Reply from StraightUp Solar: In the current pandemic environment, our Project Developers meet with customers remotely and view photos of the home, roof, and site. Judging the landscape and slope of the site from an aerial satellite view can be difficult. Before the installation begins, we come out to the home and perform a tech-on-site to best understand the unique conditions of the home and site. We apologize for not identifying the slope conditions of your house in the sales discussion, and going forward, our Project Developers will ask about site and grade conditions in their initial conversations with the customer.

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Mark Swanson | Glen Carbon, Illinois | 04/15/2023

We Switched to StraightUp and Made the Right Decision

We started with a different solar installer that couldn't live up to its promises and we were forced to make a change deep into our discussions with them. We found Jim Dixon at StraightUp Solar and he put us on the right track from start to finish. StraightUp Solar gave us the straight talk about our solar installation. They kept us informed throughout the process and handled all of the paperwork. We're very happy with our new installation.

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SA | Saint Louis, Missouri | 04/14/2023

Great installation

Installation went smoothly. Very professional and no hiccups. Everything went as planned. System working as they said it would.

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Jason S | Saint Charles, Missouri | 04/03/2023

Had solar panels installed on my house nearly two years ago and have been more than pleased with the return on investment. The entire process with Straight Up Solar was pleasant. Everyone that I was put in contact with, from sales through post-install, has been helpful, friendly, and quick to respond. Could not recommend Straight Up Solar more!

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Miriam de Jonge | Saint Louis, Missouri | 02/25/2023

Fantastic, knowledgeable, communicative and purpose-driven

Could not be happier with my experience at StraightUp Solar. They guided me through the process every step of the way, communication was excellent, and they offered many chances to ask questions, and were patient and clear answering my questions. The installation crew was polite, professional, tidy and accommodating. I'm so excited to have gone solar, if you are looking to go solar too, I'd highly recommend this company!

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Eric | Normal, Illinois | 02/21/2023

Great Install

I've had solar arrays installed at two locations in McLean County by StraightUp Solar. I had a great experience with the entire StraightUp Solar team. From initial design and cost analysis through installation, there were no surprises. They worked with Corn Belt Energy on the first and Ameren on the second. One was a ground mount on a farm property and the other on my home roof. Clean installations that are aesthetically pleasing. StraightUp has local crews and an office in Central Illinois. Having a company like StraightUp to support the product after installation is the most important factor in deciding who to buy from.

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Danville Gardens | Danville, Illinois | 12/14/2022

Very pleases with the Solar Project

Straight-up Solar did an excellent job installing our solar panels. They installed a 89 Kw system. We own a business, and it looks like we are going to save around $7K a year!! I was very happy with the staff, all the way from salesmen to installers. The system is working very well and our bill has been reduced to practically nothing. In fact, I believe we may be producing more than we need. Time will tell. The system has been working for a year so far, and we have had no problems. I would recommend Straight -Up Solar to anyone

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Reply from StraightUp Solar: Thank you for your positive review! We are very happy that you are satisfied with your system and the expectations we set for your project and our partnership for the long-term. Congratulations to you for taking control of your energy costs and helping to create a sustainable future.

RTV | Delavan, Illinois | 08/30/2021

Excellent service and support.

We have solar panels for our farming operation and greatly enjoy the benefits of clean energy.

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Linda Giles | Normal, Illinois | 07/06/2021

They were a good compnay to work with.

They guided me through the setup process and various forms needed and answered any questions. The only problem is that the office I dealt with at the time was the St. Louis one, so there was often a wait-time for technicians to be in the area.

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Rural Southern Illinios | Grantsburg, Illinois | 07/06/2021

No complaints!

Straight up solar installed a system for my rural home and garage set up about six years ago. I was satisfied with the planning, the work, and the outcome of the installation. At my level of energy usage, I have been able to sell energy credit almost every month and have not paid for electricity since the installation. I have no complaints! And I recommend them without reservation.

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John | Urbana, Illinois | 07/06/2021

kept every promise and continue supportive services

Even after several years, I continue to be impressed with Straight-Up Solar. Our area experienced a hail storm last year that required a total roof replacement, yet the solar panels were unharmed. However, they did have to be removed and re-installed to allow the roofing. Straight Up was timely and efficient in this process. The panels continue to perform at expected levels and my electric bills are unbelievably low.

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About StraightUp Solar

Founded in 2006, StraightUp Solar is a self-performing turn-key solar photovoltaic energy capture and storage system design, installation, and maintenance provider.

Certified as a B Corporation, StraightUp Solar's design and installation portfolio ranges from 2KW residential rooftop systems to 1.8MW municipal and commercial ground-mount installations.

Office locations

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Illinois - Bloomington

505 N Main Street, Bloomington IL, 61701

Illinois - Bloomington

505 N Main St, Bloomington IL, 61701

Illinois - Marion

11580 IL-37, Marion IL, 62959


Missouri - St. Louis

11696 Lilburn Park Road, St. Louis MO, 63146

Missouri - St. Louis

10601 Trenton Ave, St. Louis MO, 63132

Missouri - St. Louis

11696 Lilburn Park Rd, St. Louis MO, 63146


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NABCEP certifications

NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Dane Glueck
NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Adam Kiehna
NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales
Brent Ritzel
NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Joshua Hill


MO-LC0763087. MO-E1764. IL- ELE-0268

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11696 Lilburn Park Road, St. Louis MO, 63146