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December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Women In Solar: Leslie Erion

  • October 28th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Leslie Erion, RBI Solar, image by Alicia Auhagen

How did you get started in the solar industry?

I was approached by a recruiter for the Controller position that was open here at RBI Solar.  My experience and skill set were a great fit for this position, as I have a background in public accounting in addition to my prior corporate Controller position at a large, public steel company. But I had never worked in the solar industry before coming to RBI Solar.  As I got to know the company and the industry better, I became increasingly excited about the opportunities in this fast-paced, high-growth field as I’m always looking at new ways to increase my skills and add value to a company.  The icing on the cake was the company culture here at RBI Solar.  I know how important it is to love the people you work with because you often see them more than your own family.  We work with an amazing group of people here at RBI Solar who are all excited to help the company grow and would do anything to help in our team environment! 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

What America’s Top Corporate Solar Adopters Tell Us About the State of Solar

  • October 21st, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Top corporate solar adopters

SEIA recently released its fifth annual Solar Means Business report, which tracks solar adoptions by some of the largest corporations in the US. This year’s top 10 commercial solar-goers list saw Target nab the top spot from long-standing leader Walmart.

Competition aside, the Solar Means Business report 2016 offered a lot of insight into the state of commercial solar, how we interact with corporate solar in our daily lives, and where the industry can improve. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Women in Solar: Loveth Nwozor

  • October 21st, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Loveth Nwozor, RBI Solar, photo by Alicia Auhagen

How did you get started in the solar industry? What attracted you to it?

Well, like most college graduates fresh out of school, I was looking for an opportunity to develop and gain skills as a structural engineer. Once I started working for RBI Solar, I quickly realized I was doing so much more than using my structural engineering skills. I was being environmentally efficient and using our God-given resources to help the environment while building safe structures for our clients. This makes me appreciate what I do even more, and I’m so glad I am working in the solar industry. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Women in Solar: Angela Galick

  • October 14th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Angela Galick, RBI Solar, photo by Alicia Auhagen

How did you get started in the solar industry? What attracted you to it?

I heard about my current position through a good friend of mine. I have been attracted to renewable energy since I studied a course on environmental science during college. It was a great opportunity that opened my eyes to the world of renewable energy, recycling, and living green. Since then, my interest in renewable energy grew – and working at RBI Solar seemed like the perfect way to make a difference for the environment and to continue my education and exploration of renewable energy. Read the rest of this entry »