Wednesday, February 12, 2014

RBI Solar Hires Cindy West

Cindy West
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.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Quarterback Scores Again With Solar

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.
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 mount 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.
“Six months later, Mike called me and said, ‘New York has some money available — want to talk projects again?’” he says. “It was perfect timing.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What are the advantages of solar panel Installation?


Solar Cell Panel
In the later past, there has been a developing requirement for solar energy through solar panel establishment in homes owing to its ecological and prudent profits. The solar mounting panels are made of photovoltaic cells that change over sun energy into electric energy utilized for warming purposes or to power electrical gadgets. The energy produced is specifically transmitted to the electrical apparatuses or gets archived in an electric cell for future utilization. Despite the fact that a troublesome undertaking, the procedure of establishment could be effortlessly attained with fitting gathering and electrical information.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

RBI Solar Acquired ProtekPark Solar, Leading Manufacturer and Installer of Solar Carports



RBI Solar Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ProtekPark Solar, a leading manufacturer and installer of solar carport structures. Acquirement includes brand, technology, intellectual property, manufacturing, and existing employees. All ProtekPark Solar carport designs, including single slope, inverted and long span design, will be sold by RBI Solar under the ProtekPark product range. This acquisition will open up the solar carport market for RBI Solar and enhance the production capacity and engineering strength to reduce the cost of ProtekPark products.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Soil Corrosivity and Solar Mounting Systems


RBI Solar Mounting Systems
When designing a PV racking structure, it is important to determine how much soil corrosivity needs to be accounted for in order to ensure the life expectancy of the mounting structure. Several factors need to be measured on a site by site basis. Soil pH, moisture content, chlorides, and resistivity all determine the service life of hot-dipped galvanized steel piles embedded in the ground. If every variable is not taken into consideration during the design of solar mounting systems, then failure before the target service length is reached is a very real possibility.