Maryland Heights, MO - StraightUp Solar, the St. Louis region’s premier solar company, cut the ribbon of their new headquarters in Maryland Heights, Missouri, today. The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Dane Glueck, MD, founder and president of StraightUp Solar. Dr. Glueck installed the company’s first array in 2006, and the company has grown to more than 80 employees, with more than 1,300 installations throughout Illinois and Missouri. An office in Bloomington, Illinois complements the new headquarters in Maryland Heights.
With a mission of empowering communities to create a sustainable future, StraightUp Solar is a full-service turn-key, solar EPC and installation company helping homeowners, businesses, governments and institutions reduce energy costs, achieve energy security through solar energy. Recognized as a Certified B Corporation, StraightUp Solar places people and planet before profit.
Joining Dr. Glueck at the ribbon cutting was Maryland Heights Mayor Mike Moeller, City of Maryland Heights Economic Development Manager Jim Carver and Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Sherry Huibonhoa. “Community is the cornerstone of our CLEARE Values, and we are honored to be welcomed into the Maryland Heights community. We look forward to many years of business in Maryland Heights, and together we will build a sustainable economy that honors our values and everyone’s shared healthy future”, said Dr. Glueck.
The 13,000 square foot headquarters is powered by a 100kW array, providing renewable energy for StraightUp Solar’s operations and fleet. The solar array will offset 85 to 95% of the building’s energy use. Ten new charging stations, open to the public, will be installed later in the year. To support the demands of their rapid growth, StraightUp Solar aligned with French Gerleman to provide support and expertise in logistics and material management. French Gerleman, founded in 1923 and also based in Maryland Heights, is the region’s leading supplier of automation, electrical supply, solar, lighting, datacom, power transmission and safety products and services to industrial, commercial and construction markets.
A public Open House on May 12, 2020 invites Maryland Heights residents and businesses to learn more about the value of solar. Free site assessments for homeowners and business owners will be available at the open house, along with a tour of solar products showroom featuring the latest solar panels, storage batteries and inverters. More information on the Open House will be posted at www.straightupsolar.com.
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