A local public utility in Riverside, California transformed a 20-acre landfill into a resource for renewable energy. The 21,600 solar panel array produces over 7 MW of AC power for the local populous. Helping power over 1,600 homes in the area, this array is one of the largest municipal solar projects in the state of California. The system is estimated to offset more than 4 percent of the city’s power consumption, and it’s the initial phase of the city’s push towards having a 100 MW clean energy portfolio.
RBI Solar was responsible for designing, engineering and installing the ballasted ground mount system on the job site. The ballast blocks were fabricated at a local precaster and pre-assembled for on-site delivery. The steady delivery of the precast ballasts were able to reduce the amount of time allocated to labor and keep the project on schedule. The customer provided gravel rock bedding for the ballasts to increase their sliding coefficient.
One of New Jersey’s largest public utility companies tasked RBI Solar with designing and engineering a ballasted landfill solution for Parklands Landfill in Bordentown, NJ. The property is part of New Jersey’s Solar 4 All program; which aimed to bring 125 MW of renewable solar energy to the state. The Parklands landfill will generate over 10 megawatts of clean energy and help power over 1,500 homes in the surrounding area.
The Cincinnati Police Department has opened a new location for the District 3 headquarters. The new facility will incorporate a 273 module solar canopy to show the local community’s focus to consume renewable energy. The District 3 police station is a “NetZero” facility, meaning it consumes only energy that is produced on-site. Beyond using less than 50% of the energy required by facilities serving a similar purpose, the station has also received LEED platinum certification. Read the rest of this entry »
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has prided itself as being one of the greenest zoos in America. Being a staple in the city since 1875, the zoo has put forth several green initiatives, transforming its daily operations to reduce its impact on the environment. Recognizing the importance of energy efficiency, the zoo has publicly committed to building new projects to LEED standards. To date, there are seven buildings on the premises with LEED certification; more than any other zoo in the country.
Collaborating with RBI Solar, the Cincinnati Zoo’s latest renewable energy project was a 1.5 MW solar canopy to welcome patrons at the Vine Street entrance. The structure was installed with a truss design with a powder coat over epoxy finish. This solar structure is one of the country’s largest solar projects in an urban setting. Read the rest of this entry »
RBI Solar’s experience completing multiple solar installations for commercial, institutional and utility customers, has grown our brand to become a trusted name when it comes to solar racking installation. With manufacturing facilities across the county, RBI Solar is able to procure and fabricate solar racking materials for ballasted projects across the nation. After projects are designed and engineered in-house by RBI, our in-house project managers take over to ensure all racking and pre-cast ballasts are procured, produced and shipped to job sites in a timely manner. Read the rest of this entry »