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December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

October Solar Roundup

  • October 31st, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

October solar industry news

What happened in solar this month? Check out these must-read updates from around the industry. 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

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

Case Studies: Metal Rooftop Solar Solutions for California Wineries and Attractions

  • September 28th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Rooftop solar solution for metal roof

Raymond Vineyards Fully Powered with Metal Rooftop Solar System

In the heart of America’s wine region, the Raymonds built their family winery from the ground up, leveraging 35+ years of experience in the winemaking industry. Over 45 years later, the Raymond Vineyards are getting a little extra boost from the sun.

Raymond Vineyards is now the largest 100 percent solar-powered winery in Napa, California, according to utility provider Blue Sky Utility, thanks to a mixed 750kW solar PV system. The solar energy installation features over 50,000 sq ft of solar modules mounted by the RBI Solar MS and VS solutions on the winery’s roofs. A 17,000 sq ft solar canopy also helps reduce the winery’s energy consumption by providing a shaded area that can be utilized during the harvest and for storage of the fermentation tanks. Blue Sky Utility, along with contractor BPI, are responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the PV systems.

The 3,123 Talesun 240 watt solar modules are expected to produce over 1.3 million kWh of energy each year, offsetting approximately 990 tons of harmful carbon emissions. Read the rest of this entry »