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December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Solar Mounting Designed With You In Mind

  • December 8th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

solar canopy New Mexico

Start to Finish, We’re Here for You

As a single-source solar racking provider, we’re with you from design to installation and beyond. When you choose RBI Solar for your next ground mount, roof mount, carport, or landfill solar structure, you don’t have to worry about anything falling through the cracks as your project changes hands. And with a wide range of standard designs and custom options, we’ve got a mounting solution that fits your needs and your budget.

Our Design Process

Through every stage of the solar value chain, RBI Solar works to minimize costs and maximize efficiency. When we are brought into a project early on, these benefits are amplified throughout our design process. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

From Solar Farm to Table: the Journey of a Carver, Massachusetts Cranberry

  • November 15th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Carver, MA ground mount solar cranberry bog

They’re a Thanksgiving favorite for many and a despised addition for others: the cranberry. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, cranberries are a common tradition of the modern-day holiday feast.

The northeast, Massachusetts in particular, is a heartland for cranberry bogs—over 14,000 acres of them. Even if you can’t partake in one of the popular cranberry bog driving tours, these Massachusetts cranberries may grace your table this year thanks to cranberry-product giant Ocean Spray.

But did you know your Thanksgiving cranberries might have gotten a little extra boost from a solar PV system?

For one Carver, MA family farm, their berries are thriving under an RBI Solar ground mount system. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Case Studies: Commercial & Institutional Solar Carport Structures

  • October 25th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Northampton Community College 

Northampton Community College solar carport structures

 

Location: Pocono Township, PA

Size: 640.5 kW

Angle of tilt: 7.4°

Module: Renesola 305W

Module quantity: 2,100

Finish: galvanized

Foundation type: concrete piers

 

Northampton Community College is one US college that has achieved Gold LEED status. The campus has a wind turbine and geothermal heating system in addition to 640.5 kW solar carports that will provide clean, efficient energy for decades. Energy generated from the solar carport structures powers the equivalent of about 500 homes. With these solar canopies, the vehicles of Northampton Community College students, faculty, staff, and visitors are protected from the elements.

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December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Metal Roof Solution: Fortifiber Corporation

  • October 10th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

metal roof solution

Fortifiber Corporation’s Fernley, NV facility manufactures and distributes moisture barrier and energy efficient building products. Now the sustainable products manufacturer has added some green energy to its roof. Read the rest of this entry »

October 4, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Energy Solutions Provider Alliant Energy Makes Visible Commitment to Sustainability

  • October 3rd, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

solar carport Madison, WI

For energy solutions provider Alliant Energy, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and clean energy is an important part of their mission. And their high-profile solar carports stand testament to this mission in front of the company’s headquarters.

Much of the critical work on the carports were done mid-winter in Madison, WI—a city that is no stranger to heavy snows and frigid winter temperatures. Despite these unfavorable conditions, the installation was completed successfully and safely.

Inverted structures were used for the carports to direct rain and snow to a single gutter system. This design helps to avoid large amounts of snow shedding and prevent the possibility of falling snow and ice from injuring those below. A larger clearance height on the outer edge of the carport was chosen to reduce tall vehicle collisions and for aesthetics.

While these covered parking spaces are not the closest to the building’s entrances, they are the first spots to fill up each morning. Alliant Energy employees typically need to arrive an hour early to work to find a space under the protection of the solar canopies. Read the rest of this entry »