Taking a solar project from a bright idea to a functioning structure doesn’t happen overnight, and it certainly doesn’t happen alone. Many stakeholders—all experts in their respective fields—come together to bring a solar project to life.
Cuttyhunk Island—a mile and a half stretch of land at the outermost band of Massachusetts’ Elizabethan Islands—is home to a single school, many bed & breakfasts, and little more than 50 permanent residents. The population can swell into the hundreds in the summer as tourists and travelers flock to this quaint little New England island for fishing and relaxation.
Everything that comes to the island, from food to fuel, must be transported via boat or barge. For barges, that’s a three hour drive from the mainland.
Being so far away from mainland Massachusetts, it made sense for Cuttyhunk Island to have an inexhaustible source of energy in the form of solar PV. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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.