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October 13, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

enerG Feature: Dual-Purpose Solar Harvests More Than Clean Energy

  • October 13th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

dual-purpose ground mount solar

Some may think that solar farms are a hindrance to agriculture by taking up usable land. But the town of Carver, Massachusetts is proving that going solar doesn’t have to mean giving up growing. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Women in Solar: Sam Koch

  • October 7th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

It’s no mystery that women are underrepresented in the solar industry. At RBI Solar, we’re working to change that. The solar industry offers unparalleled opportunities for career growth and learning in a wide variety of fields, from marketing/sales, finance/accounting, engineering, and designing.

Our solar women are making big moves in the industry and continually shine as key players of our team.

But don’t take our word for it.

Here are their stories.

Sam Koch, RBI Solar, photo by Alicia Auhagen

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October 5, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Meet the Newest RBI Solar Team Members

  • October 5th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

We’ve been growing like crazy over here! In the past few weeks, we’ve made several great additions to our solar team, both in our Cincinnati, OH office and our Temecula, CA location.

Joe Fehrenbach

Joe Fehrenbach RBI Solar, photo credit Alicia Auhagen

Canopy designer

Hometown: Ross, Ohio

Why did you choose RBI Solar?: It’s a well-organized company with opportunities for growth.

What do you like to do in your free time?: Play rugby and soccer

Fun fact: His nickname is Chewy.

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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 »