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Metal Roof Case Study: Aquafil USA

  • August 17th, 2016
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Aquafil USA is one business that has taken significant steps to be a leader in sustainability. With their Eco Pledge, the company has embraced sustainability as an important principle that guides their operations.

Solar energy is a part of Aquafil’s sustainability initiatives thanks to a 400 kW rooftop solar system at the company’s headquarters in Cartersville, GA. read more…»

Company Culture at RBI Solar: Summer Cook-outs

  • August 15th, 2016
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It may have been a hot and humid 100° last Friday afternoon here in Cincinnati, but that sure didn’t stop us from enjoying one of our last cook-outs of the season.

Once a month during the summer, our company gathers at our Steger office for a cook-out lunch, complete with hotdogs, hamburgers, and a full spread of snacks and desserts. It’s a great way to spend some time away from our desks and catch up with our fellow co-workers. read more…»

Solar Top 500: State of the Industry

  • August 11th, 2016
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It’s been a good year for solar. Jobs are on the rise. Over one million solar systems have been installed across the country. Innovations continue to wow the world (floatovoltaics, solar flowers, and a solar plane to name a few).

As we push forward toward a clean energy future, we must constantly assess and improve upon our processes, our technology, and our methods of communicating the value of solar and sustainability to the public. While not all-inclusive, the recent publication of Solar Power World’s Top 500 Solar Contractors report offers a glimpse into the current state of the industry and the direction we are heading. There’s much to be gained from assessing the key players and sectors of the industry that have pulled ahead—and those that are falling behind. read more…»

Case Study: Huntsville, AL Facility Saves Big with Solar Mounting Solution for Metal Roof

  • August 8th, 2016
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Service Steel’s Huntsville, AL facility–home to its heavy duty welding, material handling, and administrative operations—now sports three solar arrays on its pitched trapezoidal sheet metal roof. Ace, LLC Solar, based in Pulaski, TN, selected the rail-less RBI Solar MS system as the mounting solution for Service Steel’s PV system.

The 148.2 kW solar system is expected to reduce Service Steel’s annual utility cost by approximately 90%, bringing their annual energy savings to $35,000. Over the expected thirty-five-year life of the roof mount system, Service Steel will offset over 4,742 metric tons of carbon dioxide—an amount equal to 5,093,383 pounds of coal that will never be burned. read more…»

Solar FAQ: What You Need to Know About Solar Energy

  • July 18th, 2016
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Question: Is solar energy even relevant?

Absolutely! And now more than ever. With the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of countries around the world have committed to reducing their carbon emission output. Solar plays a big role in these reduction goals by swapping sources of carbon-emitting energy like coal and other fossil fuels, which contribute to the warming of the planet, with sources of non-carbon emitting energy. Because solar photovoltaic (PV) systems do not emit carbon pollution, they are a great option for meeting our world’s renewable energy goals. read more…»