Tuesday, November 25, 2014

US EIA Publishes PV Output Tilt Data

A clear majority of PV installed in the US state of California this year has been on fixed mount systems with east-west orientation more popular with commercial users, according to a new report from the US government Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The US EIA has published a study into the orientation, tilt and tracking of PV systems, using California’s installations so far this year as its reference point. It showed that 66% of systems over 10kW were on fixed mount systems, while an even more overwhelming majority, 99%, of systems under 10kW were fixed mount.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Flyover of Main Street Power Company's USVI Solar I project


Flyover of Main Street Power Company's USVI Solar I project, currently under construction in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Come Visit RBI Solar & Renusol Solar at Solar Power International 2014



RBI Solar and Renusol Solar will be exhibiting at Solar Power International 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will take place at Las Vegas Convention Center from October 20-23, 2014. RBI will be at booth #1400 and Renusol will be at #3135. Company is displaying its ground mount, roof mount, landfill, and solar carport racking solutions.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Community Owned Solar in Massachusetts


Massachusetts new energy law allows people to buy solar panels in a community owned and on site solar array. The law also requires investor owned utilities to reduce the panel owners utility bills by an amount commensurate with the power sent to the grid by the community-owned solar arrays.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

RBI Solar Helical Piles Provide Several Construction and Performance

RBI Solar Helical Pile Installation

Helical piles have risen from being merely an interesting alternative for special cases to a frequently requested, more widely accepted deep foundation adopted into the 2009 International Building Code. 
Helical piles provide several construction and performance advantages over conventional concrete and steel posts such as: high compressive and uplift capacities, the speed of their installation, suitability for construction in limited access conditions, installation in frozen or swampy soil conditions and their cost effectiveness.