Blue Cross Blue Shield, a national health insurance provider, continued to demonstrate its commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability with a 81.90 kW solar carport at its Memphis, Tennessee facility. Our cost-effective “T”-shaped carport structure was the right solar mounting solution for this budget-driven project, with 4 I-beam columns supporting 252 PV modules.
RBI Solar’s general contractor’s license in Tennessee was used to obtain a business license and permit from Shelby County, TN to construct the carport. In order to keep Blue Cross Blue Shield’s carport project on schedule and within budget, parts of the schedule were condensed and work was performed on weekends to achieve a very quick turnaround.
In addition to its insurance plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is actively ensuring the health and livelihood of future generations through its green initiatives. Their Chattanooga campus is currently the largest LEED Gold-certified corporate campus in the state and the second largest in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re looking to maximize your parking lot, make a visible commitment to sustainability, or take advantage of local clean energy incentives, your carport options are as varied as the reasons for going solar.
Businesses and institutions across the country are increasingly choosing solar canopies to reap the benefits of renewable energy. Before investing in a carport structure, it’s important to determine how much your budget will influence design decisions. For some, cost is a big driver of carport decision making, but others are more motivated by aesthetics. The desired energy output of the system and parking row coverage should also be considered when defining what you’d like to get out of your solar canopies. Read the rest of this entry »
What an incredible year it’s been! There were so many great moments from 2016 that we couldn’t possibly include them all, but here are a few highlights.
‘Tis the season for giving, and here at RBI Solar, we’re getting in the holiday spirit.
As long-time supporters of the Greater Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House, RBI Solar raises funds for the foundation every year. Our 2016 donation was one of our largest contributions to date — $1,000 was raised by our team!
Several team members delivered the donation to the Greater Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House this afternoon and toured the facility. In recent years, our local Ronald McDonald House has expanded its service capabilities to families with the addition of short-term stay rooms, an on-site professional chef, and private in-room Skype access. The House acts as a “home away from home” for 78 families every night while their children receive medical care.
The Cincinnati House is one of the largest in the country, with multiple housing wings, a children’s theater, arts & crafts area, a library, laundry facilities, playground equipment, and quiet spaces for reflection. For critically ill children and their families, the Ronald McDonald House provides a space to be together, support each other, and heal.
We’re proud to continue to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities and are excited to increase our involvement even more in the coming year.
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.
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 »