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.
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 »