Years in business

> 13

Pros

Review score is above industry average of 3.96

4.32

NABCEP qualified installer

Yes

Cons

There are no cons noted

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Latest review

Jennaver Brown over 1 month

So the biggest fear you have when a group of guys drills 400 holes into your new roof is a leak right? We got one - and these guys jumped on it and stayed on it until they sourced the problem out. They were responsive, they were professional and they are reimbursing us for the small amount of ceiling damage that resulted. Leaks happen, its the service after the sale that separates the pros from the shmos. Kudos to Straight Up - From sales to installation to service, these folks have earned this 5 star review.

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Latest complaint

Ryan H., over 1 month

Straight-up solar is very pushy when it comes to closing the sales deal. They will say anything to get you to sign the papers, and it's nothing short of a predatory loan. First of all, let me be very clear that YOU WILL NOT SAVE ANY MONEY by going to solar -- not a chance for what you have to pay up front. Our system cost $32,517 for a 9.6KW array. Regardless whether you take out a loan or pay up front, even after federal rebates, you still won't break even in at least 10 years. I'm not going to dive into too much details of the financial argument, but just know that they'll say anything to make you believe otherwise. Then, there's the local utility company requirements -- $1 million dollar mandatory liability insurance -- a major hurdle that would significantly affect your ability to sell your house, should you move. This is because whomever inherits your solar panels would have to buy additional insurance as well -- as long as it sits on the roof. On top of this, your accumulated solar power, is reset every quarter to zero! YES, if you collected 1500KW total in the spring and hope to use it in the summer, sorry, you CAN'T. The local utility company resets it after May 31st, wiping out all your gains. None of those were disclosed to us before we signed the paper. I had to find this out from someone in the City Hall. After our panels were installed, it was generating 2/3 of it's capacity for over 45 days! None of their "engineers" could tell us why until the "head engineer" came and found a wire wasn't connected. Lastly, if you decide to go with those guys, you should hope you will NEVER move. As stated above, having panels on your roof affects your ability to sell your home. If you want to take down the panels, they charge you a ridiculous $7,000 for the labor only, NOT INCLUDING POTENTIAL ROOF DAMAGE REPAIRS. Note that the average cost to remove panels in the US is about $1,000 to $2,000 tops. I spoke to someone at another solar company and they were shocked to hear the $7,000 quote. The bottom line is, you need to do a lot of research before you go solar. I learned the lesson the hard way. I am a strong advocate of environmental protection and I sincerely hoped those guys shared the same passion. To my utter dismay, Straight Up does not share this passion. They are NOT in the business to make the world a better place but only to make themselves rich.

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StraightUp Solar prices

This installer does not publish their standard system prices on the net.

As such we have used average pricing from the installers service areas as a proxy for what this company would most likely charge for a solar system.

System size

7.7kW

Average cost per watt

$2.54

Net cost of system

$12,938 - $15,813

Average payback time

Annual power production

10,036 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

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Levelized cost per kWh is the cost of the solar system divided by the total number of kWh produced by a solar system over it’s lifetime.

6¢ kWh

If you don't get solar

24¢ kWh

Forecast average MO electric rates over the next 25 years

Brands sold

This installer does not publish the brands they use on the net.

Contact

Address

11696 Lilburn Park Road, St. Louis MO, 63146

Website

StraightUp Solar

Office locations

Select state

ILLINOIS - Bloomington

505 N Main Street, Bloomington IL, 61701

MISSOURI - St. Louis

11696 Lilburn Park Road, St. Louis MO, 63146

NABCEP certifications

NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Dane Glueck
031409-42
NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Joshua Hill
042013-49
NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Adam Kiehna
PV-102117-019203
NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales
Brent Ritzel
TS-102117-019254

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