As the solar industry continues to grow, so do the number of solar companies and installers. You might be looking at your options wondering “how do I choose the right partners?” The good news is you’re asking the right question. Your solar team should be just that—a partnership. Going solar is a big decision, and like any major-league life change, you want the right team at your side. Here are a few tips for selecting the best players for your solar team. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to safe and efficient solar PV systems, having the proper balance of system (BOS) is critical. BOS includes components like the solar mounting system, solar inverters, and wiring. Choosing the right location for posts and other BOS parts can help save time, increase installation efficiency, and reduce the overall cost of your PV system.
Because engineering requirements restrict trenching and excavation within 3 feet of a structural post without the proper replacement and compaction of original soil material, RBI Solar offers multiple options for mounting inverters and BOS components that alleviate this concern. Read the rest of this entry »
The new RBI solar calculator app is available for free download from the App Store. The solar shading app helps users to determine the post to post distance and inter-row spacing in the field using smart phones and tablets. Users can enter the geographical location, tilt-angle and solar module height. This app calculates the post to post distance and inter-row spacing based on the input data.
“RBI Solar respects customer privacy and does not store or share any of the entered data,” said Harman Kaur, Marketing Director. “This app is designed to calculate the inter-row spacing for commercial and utility scale PV projects. Soon this app will be available on Android.”
RBI Solar, manufacturer of solar mounting systems, continues to grow its engineering team. David Valenti is the latest addition to RBI Solar’s engineering team. He will be helping to perform field pull-out tests and analyzing geotechnical reports to choose the most effective foundation type for fixed tilt ground mount solar projects. RBI offers various foundation options to install a ground mount solar project including: concrete pier, driven post, dual post, spread footing, helical/screw pile and concrete ballast. Dave will also be helping the estimating department to interpret specifications for pricing.
Ohio-based solar racking manufacturer, RBI Solar, Inc., is exhibiting at Intersolar 2013. Three days of innovation, education, networking and exhibits start July 9, and run through July 11, 2013, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. RBI’s engineers, technical specialists, and executives will be on hand to answer your questions about solar mounting systems.
All the RBI Solar racking systems are designed by a team of qualified engineers and designers to real site conditions and fabricated in a state-of-the-art facility. Along with providing a perfect solar mounting system, RBI also offers installation of racking products at a very competitive cost. RBI’s skilled crew is equipped with high-tech post driving machines and certified operators. Read the rest of this entry »