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October 4, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Solar FAQ: Can I put solar on my home if my roof doesn’t face south?

  • September 7th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

solar on non-south facing rooftop solar

Here in the northern hemisphere, it is commonly advised that the best direction for solar modules to face is south. This is because your modules would, in theory, receive the most direct sunlight. But of course, not all rooftops are oriented this way. So what are your solar PV options for a non south-facing roof? Read the rest of this entry »

October 12, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

5 Reasons to Visit RBI Solar at SPI

  • September 1st, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Why visit RBI Solar at SPI 2016

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?

  1. Our next generation ground mount—the latest affordable innovation in utility-scale solar mounting solutions—will be available for viewing and demonstrations.
  2. Whether you’re interested in a ground mount, carport, roof mount, or landfill, we’ve got a solar mounting solution for you.
  3. We’re your one stop shop for solar racking. As a single-source provider, we handle your mounting solution from start to finish, whether your project is commercial, utility-scale, or residential.
  4. Worried about snow loads, high winds, or uneven soils causing problems for your solar project? Our in-house engineering team can help find a solution for your specific site.
  5. Any state, any time—we design, engineer, and install solar mounting systems in all 50 states.

 

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!

 

October 4, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Metal Roof Case Study: Aquafil USA

  • August 17th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Metal roof mount solution

Aquafil USA is one business that has taken significant steps to be a leader in sustainability. With their Eco Pledge, the company has embraced sustainability as an important principle that guides their operations.

Solar energy is a part of Aquafil’s sustainability initiatives thanks to a 400 kW rooftop solar system at the company’s headquarters in Cartersville, GA. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Solar Top 500: State of the Industry

  • August 11th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

the state of the solar industry report from RBI Solar

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 »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Case Study: Huntsville, AL Facility Saves Big with Solar Mounting Solution for Metal Roof

  • August 8th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

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 »