As a single-source solar racking provider, we’re with you from design to installation and beyond. When you choose RBI Solar for your next ground mount, roof mount, carport, or landfill solar structure, you don’t have to worry about anything falling through the cracks as your project changes hands. And with a wide range of standard designs and custom options, we’ve got a mounting solution that fits your needs and your budget.
Through every stage of the solar value chain, RBI Solar works to minimize costs and maximize efficiency. When we are brought into a project early on, these benefits are amplified throughout our design process. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
At RBI Solar, we’ve learned a thing or two about designing and constructing a solar carport that is both aesthetically pleasing and efficient. From sports teams, zoos, police stations, and family attractions, we’ve designed carport structures in a variety of styles across the country.
Along the way, we’ve advanced and continue to hone our processes to minimize obstacles and maximize the efficiency of our carport structures.
You can find some of these development strategies in Solar Builder magazine’s September/October feature titled “Park-onomics”. In this feature, you’ll find several keys from our structural engineer and project manager Mike Slack to make your solar carport project a success, including site conditions and project phasing.
To read the “Park-onomics” feature in full, subscribe to the digital or print addition of Solar Builder magazine here.
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