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What are the Benefits of Solar Carports?

  • January 12th, 2016
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One of the fastest growing trends in the photovoltaic market, solar carports are taking the solar industry by storm. Across the US, companies are choosing to tap into power typically lost to blacktop. Here at RBI Solar, we’ve helped big brands, schools, and communities reap the benefits of solar canopies.

So what’s all the fuss about? Here are just a few of the ways a solar PV carport can positively impact your business, organization, or town. read more…»

RBI Solar Supports the Ronald McDonald House

  • July 28th, 2015
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RBI Solar employees showed up for lunch extra hungry for the annual Coney Day, raising nearly $900 for the Greater Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House. Cincinnati staple Skyline Chili provided cheese coneys and RBI employees backed a variety of tasty treats in an effort to raise money for the company’s main charity. All of the funds raised from the sales of coneys, baked goods and a company-wide raffle, went directly to the Greater Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House.

Rough Brothers, Inc. have been long time supports of the Ronald McDonald house. RBI annually serves as the presenting sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic and the company has contributed to the charity every year since Al Reilly served as president. RBI employees have continued  this tradition of charity through annual toy drives, raffles and organizing events like Coney Day. As the company continues to grow, so will our charitable efforts towards the Greater Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House.

RBI Solar To Acquire PV mounting Specialist Renusol GmbH

  • June 3rd, 2014
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RBI Solar today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Renusol GmbH, one of the PV industry’s leading solar mounting specialists for residential and commercial projects in Europe and in the US. Renusol is 100% owned by Centrosolar Group AG. The acquisition includes the American subsidiary Renusol America which is 100% owned by Renusol GmbH. Read the rest of this entry

RBI Solar Hires Cindy West

  • February 11th, 2014
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Cindy West originally joined our team in July 2012 as a co-op student from Cincinnati State’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering / Renewable Energy degree program. She recently graduated Cum Laude with an Associate of Applied Science and has since joined our team full time as R&D assistant under James Cormican.

“I chose the Solar Industry as my career path because I wanted all the time I spend at work to be meaningful and beneficial to humanity. When it was time for my co-op, I discovered that RBI Solar was responsible for large scale solar racking installations and I really wanted to be a part of that. I was so thrilled that they were willing to give me the opportunity to get started in the industry while I completed my education. Immediately I was impressed with the level of team-work and cooperation amongst all of the employees and everyone made me feel right at home. When Rich Reilly (the President) shook my hand for the first time, I knew that this was a strong company with really great leadership.

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The Quarterback Scores Again With Solar

  • February 6th, 2014
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When Mike Johnson was 11 years old, he played quarterback, and Jack Stenberg was his coach. Though memories have become fuzzy, Stenberg says young Johnson could always score. Now, as the president of Spear Point Energy a Colorado-based solar firm, Johnson has scored again for his former coach. He installed a ground-mounted solar array next to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus, N.Y., where Stenberg is Sheriff.

Stenberg knew he could count on Johnson to deliver the project on time and on budget.
“When Mike came home to visit his family, we talked about doing some sort of energy project together,” Stenberg says. “There wasn’t much money for this kind of project at the time. We said we’d revisit it.

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