One of New Jersey’s largest public utility companies tasked RBI Solar with designing and engineering a ballasted landfill solution for Parklands Landfill in Bordentown, NJ. The property is part of New Jersey’s Solar 4 All program; which aimed to bring 125 MW of renewable solar energy to the state. The Parklands landfill will generate over 10 megawatts of clean energy and help power over 1,500 homes in the surrounding area.
The Cincinnati Police Department has opened a new location for the District 3 headquarters. The new facility will incorporate a 273 module solar canopy to show the local community’s focus to consume renewable energy. The District 3 police station is a “NetZero” facility, meaning it consumes only energy that is produced on-site. Beyond using less than 50% of the energy required by facilities serving a similar purpose, the station has also received LEED platinum certification. Read the rest of this entry »
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has prided itself as being one of the greenest zoos in America. Being a staple in the city since 1875, the zoo has put forth several green initiatives, transforming its daily operations to reduce its impact on the environment. Recognizing the importance of energy efficiency, the zoo has publicly committed to building new projects to LEED standards. To date, there are seven buildings on the premises with LEED certification; more than any other zoo in the country.
Collaborating with RBI Solar, the Cincinnati Zoo’s latest renewable energy project was a 1.5 MW solar canopy to welcome patrons at the Vine Street entrance. The structure was installed with a truss design with a powder coat over epoxy finish. This solar structure is one of the country’s largest solar projects in an urban setting. Read the rest of this entry »
The ballpark of the Somerset Patriots is now one of the most environmentally friendly facilities in all of minor league baseball. An initiative of Somerset County to reduce their carbon footprint has shown a continued respect and commitment to all those that live and work in Somerset County, New Jersey. A bi-directional meter was put it on the site, since most of the ballpark’s consumption is used at night, as the panels harvest energy during the day. Consequently, this means the utility meter will spin backwards during the day with the production of power from the modules, and forward at night during baseball games. Read the rest of this entry »