Straightup Solar, LLC

Commerical and residential solar system installation

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

www.straightupsolar.com

About Straightup Solar, LLC

Founded in 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri, and now with offices in Illinois, StraightUp Solar proudly provides turnkey solar project development to private homeowners and businesses as well as government entities, schools and nonprofit organizations. Within the first 9 years of operation StraightUp Solar commissioned over 500 new systems approaching nearly six megawatts (MW) of solar capacity and today enjoys a reputation for solar industry leadership across Missouri and Illinois.

Sustaining stable growth since its inception, StraightUp Solar’s operations center around a core team of of NABCEP-certified energy professionals with proven experience in safe, effective, and optimal engineering design of solar energy systems. The company’s roster contains high-level renewable energy advocacy and policy leaders from both Missouri and Illinois, including current and past presidents of the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA) and the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA), as well as senior leadership from Renew Missouri, the core advocacy group responsible for pivotal state renewable energy incentives.

We founded StraightUp Solar upon our C.L.E.A.R.E. values to place Community First, Lead the Solar Tribe, Educate the Solar Lesson, Advocate Always, Respect Others and the Environment, and practice Excellence in All We Do. B Corp Certification is 100% consistent with our core values as we believe that better businesses not only make for happier customers and team members, but are also fundamental for creating a better world. In addition, as a member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative where B Corp certification has become a well-known distinction, we actively contribute to a national collective force of like-minded solar companies evolving beyond business-as-usual by developing best practices to transform our shared future for everyone’s greater environmental, economic, and energy security.

The Change We Seek®

Very simply, StraightUp Solar exists to inspire a Solar Tribe to create a sustainable world. As a very diverse group of local Midwesterners compelled to do their part in a growing global and national movement, StraightUp Solar seeks to change the region’s energy and environmental paradigm by demonstrating and delivering for its neighbors and local communities the very real and quality-of-life enhancing sustainable energy, environmental, and economic choices now available to them. In the pursuit of business excellence, the Team at StraightUp Solar continually prioritizes development of lasting partnerships that meaningfully grow the network of solar, renewable energy, and conservation advocates outwards from America’s heartland. Ideally, as the Tribe grows each new member embraces the same goal to in turn inspire others to follow their lead, ultimately creating an unstoppable revolution.

To make the stated vision of a sustainable world a reality, StraightUp Solar is committed to perfecting a feedback loop from the owners and operators of solar energy systems to determine how best to reach out and bring solar energy into the mainstream. Almost 30% of StraightUp Solar employees own home solar energy systems within a general population demographic that is <1% solar, and each StraightUp Solar employee works at a solar-powered office offering free solar EV charging--they walk their talk. StraightUp Solar is also committed to maintaining the highest level of deployable solar expertise and professionalism by sponsoring technical training and the pursuit of national certifications for all employees.

StraightUp Solar’s local and international benevolent behavior serves the triple purpose of 1) supporting those in need, 2) demonstrating and illuminating the power of solar energy to the broadest audience possible, and 3) providing regular interesting and meaningful pursuits that fuel the societal passions and strengthen the bonds of everyone working so hard on the StraightUp Solar Team. A partial list of recent achievements/milestones includes:

  • 2015 Wings of Hope Donation of Capital, Solar Expertise & Labor for Solar Electrification of Remote Nicaraguan Villages 
  • 2015 & 2014 WE CARE Solar Partnership Commitments to Electrify Maternal Health Clinics in Nepal & Uganda
  • 2014 Solar Aid Donations to Muleke School, Uganda
  • 2014 Homeowner Solar System Donation
  • 2014 & 2013 St. Louis Green Business Challenge Achievement
  • 2013 St. Louis Zoo Donation of a 31 kW Solar Energy System
What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
92
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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