It’s not long now until thousands of solar professionals and advocates fill the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center for Solar Power International 2016. And with over 600 exhibitors attending this year’s conference, there’s much to do and see over the course of the show.
So what makes our booth worth your time?
RBI Solar engineers, technical specialists, executives, and sales team members will be on hand at booth #811 to answer all your solar mounting questions. We’d love to talk solar with you!
In a recently released report, the Sierra Club highlights 10 cities across the US that have made commitments to be fully powered by clean energy sources. (Note: their definition of clean energy does not include carbon-based energy or nuclear energy.) Out of the 10 cities described, 4 have already met their 100% clean energy goal.
So how’d they do it?
No two paths to 100% renewable energy are the same, but there are some common factors that have helped these cities make and meet their goals. Here’s our take on the Sierra Club’s 10 case studies. Read the rest of this entry »
It may have been a hot and humid 100° last Friday afternoon here in Cincinnati, but that sure didn’t stop us from enjoying one of our last cook-outs of the season.
Once a month during the summer, our company gathers at our Steger office for a cook-out lunch, complete with hotdogs, hamburgers, and a full spread of snacks and desserts. It’s a great way to spend some time away from our desks and catch up with our fellow co-workers. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a good year for solar. Jobs are on the rise. Over one million solar systems have been installed across the country. Innovations continue to wow the world (floatovoltaics, solar flowers, and a solar plane to name a few).
As we push forward toward a clean energy future, we must constantly assess and improve upon our processes, our technology, and our methods of communicating the value of solar and sustainability to the public. While not all-inclusive, the recent publication of Solar Power World’s Top 500 Solar Contractors report offers a glimpse into the current state of the industry and the direction we are heading. There’s much to be gained from assessing the key players and sectors of the industry that have pulled ahead—and those that are falling behind. Read the rest of this entry »
Service Steel’s Huntsville, AL facility–home to its heavy duty welding, material handling, and administrative operations—now sports three solar arrays on its pitched trapezoidal sheet metal roof. Ace, LLC Solar, based in Pulaski, TN, selected the rail-less RBI Solar MS system as the mounting solution for Service Steel’s PV system.
The 148.2 kW solar system is expected to reduce Service Steel’s annual utility cost by approximately 90%, bringing their annual energy savings to $35,000. Over the expected thirty-five-year life of the roof mount system, Service Steel will offset over 4,742 metric tons of carbon dioxide—an amount equal to 5,093,383 pounds of coal that will never be burned. Read the rest of this entry »