The ballpark of the Somerset Patriots is now one of the most environmentally friendly facilities in all of minor league baseball. An initiative of Somerset County to reduce their carbon footprint has shown a continued respect and commitment to all those that live and work in Somerset County, New Jersey. A bi-directional meter was put it on the site, since most of the ballpark’s consumption is used at night, as the panels harvest energy during the day. Consequently, this means the utility meter will spin backwards during the day with the production of power from the modules, and forward at night during baseball games. Read the rest of this entry »
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a report on February 22, 2016 regarding new energy sources built in the U.S. in 2015. According to the report, more new solar PV systems were installed than natural gas plants across the country for the first time in history.
For a nation that has historically relied on coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuels, this is a big moment for several reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the fastest growing trends in the photovoltaic market, solar carports are taking the solar industry by storm. Across the US, companies are choosing to tap into power typically lost to blacktop. Here at RBI Solar, we’ve helped big brands, schools, and communities reap the benefits of solar canopies.
So what’s all the fuss about? Here are just a few of the ways a solar PV carport can positively impact your business, organization, or town. Read the rest of this entry »
Cindy West originally joined our team in July 2012 as a co-op student from Cincinnati State’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering / Renewable Energy degree program. She recently graduated Cum Laude with an Associate of Applied Science and has since joined our team full time as R&D assistant under James Cormican.
“I chose the Solar Industry as my career path because I wanted all the time I spend at work to be meaningful and beneficial to humanity. When it was time for my co-op, I discovered that RBI Solar was responsible for large scale solar racking installations and I really wanted to be a part of that. I was so thrilled that they were willing to give me the opportunity to get started in the industry while I completed my education. Immediately I was impressed with the level of team-work and cooperation amongst all of the employees and everyone made me feel right at home. When Rich Reilly (the President) shook my hand for the first time, I knew that this was a strong company with really great leadership.
RBI Solar is a subsidiary of Rough Brothers USA which has an 80 year history in greenhouse and commercial structure development throughout the United States. We have been fortunate enough to provide comprehensive structure and greenhouse solutions for the US government and numerous national chain stores such as Lowes and Home Depot. The complimentary business practices of purchasing bulk steel, manufacturing steel components and optimizing design based on engineering results, led Rough Bros to expand into the solar sector. Our business has been expanding exponentially ever since.