RBI Solar will be in attendance at the BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show, NYC’s fastest-growing event for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives and high performance buildings.
Hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), this year’s event will be held on November 3rd at the TKP New York Conference Center. Established in 2012 and growing exponentially each year, BuildingEnergy NYC has distinguished itself as the place where New York’s architects, engineers, policy-makers, building operators, realtors, builders, energy professionals, and educators come together to share best practices and biggest challenges, with the end goal of making the buildings and infrastructure of this city even better.
This year’s event is expected to attract nearly 700 solar industry professionals and features sessions on codes & standards, policy, finance, energy strategies, and much more.
We’d love to see you at booth #18 to discuss opportunities for solar mounting systems amid the recent launch of NYC’s ambitious new Energy Code. To register for the event, visit http://nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-nyc.
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.
From a golf tournament, panel discussions, exhibitors from every corner of the industry, and a solar block party, Solar Power International (SPI) 2016 was a conference to remember. In the heart of Las Vegas, thousands of solar professionals and enthusiasts gathered to discuss the future of solar and the latest happenings in the industry.
We were thrilled to be among the exhibitors, with 17 RBI Solar team members in attendance for the event. Read the rest of this entry »