StraightUp Solar

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Updated: 15 October 2023

Installing solar since 2006

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4.56 from 55 Reviews

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Latest good review thumbs up

SCOTT FORD | Du Quoin, Illinois | 10/25/2023


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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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John D | Florissant, Missouri | 10/15/2023

Overall, really glad we did

Overall I am glad we went through Straight Up to get our panels installed. They were the third company we worked with to get panels installed on our house and the one company to actually follow through and get them. The first company ended up going bankrupt and the second company had delay after delay, so never saw them even come out to assess the house, we waited about a year and they still couldn't get the permits, thus we tried one more company, and I'm glad we did. We had some hurdles and road blocks with some getting some of the permits, with getting Ameren cooperating sometimes, and quite a bit with some of the electrical inspectors, but Straight Up handled the issues well and we got our panels and battery in the end. To be fair, while the issues were annoying and caused a good amount of delays, it wasn't Straight Up's fault, so 5-Stars for their service and handling of the issues! They also did a great job keeping in contact to keep me in the loop and give me updates on the status of the project.

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Tom and Patricia Jacques | Belleville, Illinois | 10/06/2023

Straight Up Solar are straight shooters

We recently decided to take the solar plunge, being 70+ years old we knew we’d never recover the cost of the investment even with the current incentives available in Illinois. For us, the prime motivation was Energy Independence/Security. After contacting five solar companies we chose Straight Up Solar (SUS) what struck us was their no-pressure presentation by Mr Dixon and ensuring all our concerns and needs were addressed on the spot. We got down into the weeds with in-depth discussions of the equipment being suggested and any options. After discussing system performance and our needs we opted to oversize the PV system (scaled to cover 125% of our annual average consumption) as Phase 1. Phase 2 in 12 to 18 months when we’ll add whole house battery backup. The extra capacity will support the batteries. SUS was easy to work with and has a great reputation in IL/MO. They worked with me revising our system many times and once we had a design that met all our needs both today and into the future, we selected them. Once the project was about to start Mr Melton was assigned as our Project Manager and was instrumental in pulling this all together while entertaining our last-minute changes and myriad of questions to make last-minute changes to our system design. That ensured a successful project. The SUS team did everything, all we needed to do was provide info as requested and sit back. Their installation team came from Mid-America Electric and Eric, Steve, and David were detail-orientated craftsmen. I show off their handy work to all my neighbors. Seeing their electrical work both inside and outside our home is a pleasure. Neighbors have commented on how good it looks and were initially concerned about what the end project would look like based on their past experiences. I joked they should have autographed one of the junction boxes they installed. In addition, they were never too busy to answer our questions and show us exactly what they were doing. Drilling holes, making complex electrical connections, and climbing all over a new house are stressful, they eased our concerns. Their work passed all the required inspections without a single issue or question. Liam from Straight Up Solar was the on-site supervisor and was a pleasure to work with and we felt comfortable leaving our home in his hands. Our system was commissioned on Sept 20th, and to our surprise we received our Permission to Operate (PTO) Certificate the very next day from AMERENIP. That has to be a record. We did have an issue post-commissioning with incorrect Consumption data production being reported via the Enphase app. Liam stepped in when the issue was identified made two visits to correct the issue and even continued to monitor our system that evening remotely to confirm all was well. That is customer service above and beyond any expectation. In conclusion, the entire process from Straight Up Solar exceeded all of our expectations. It's been a pleasure working with this team. We've enjoyed getting to know all of you and would be pleased to use SUS for our whole house battery backup project next year. Tom and Patricia Jacques USAF Retired Swansea IL

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Cathy Silotto | Pekin, Illinois | 10/04/2023

Great experience with StraightUp Solar. Process was easy, company answered all questions timely and thoroughly. Would recommend them to everyone.

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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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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.

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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


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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11580 IL-37, Marion Illinois, 62959


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NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
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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