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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Renusol Takeover Provides EU springboard, Says New Owner

The US company which last week acquired German solar mounting solutions provider, Renusol, is planning to use the deal to gain access to the European PV market, highlighting specific interest in the commercial rooftop sector.

The takeover of PV mounting company Renusol by RBI Solar was announced a day before the opening of Intersolar Europe last week in Munich. PV Tech took the opportunity to speak with Stefan Liedtke, managing director of Renusol, and Richard Riley, head of its new owner.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bausch + Lomb Installing Solar Panels

Bausch + Lomb Inc. is planning to install 3,667 solar panels at the 1400 N. Goodman St. facility where a new line of contact lenses will be produced.

B+L has contracted with Advanced Solar Products, a Flemington, N.J., company, to do the work. The panels will reduce the company's carbon footprint by about 800 tons of emissions annually, the equivalent of taking about 100 gasoline-powered cars off the road, according to a news release from Advanced Solar.

B+L is expanding the plant to produce its new ULTRA silicone hydrogel contact lens.

The 56-acre site includes a manufacturing facility, office space and parking. The ground-mounted solar power system, located on 3.6-acres portion at the northeast corner of the property, will make enough electricity to power about 175 homes.

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10 MW Landfill Solar Project Started Under PSE&G Program

Edison, N.J.-based Conti Enterprises Inc. started construction on a 10 MW solar farm on the capped Parklands Landfill in Bordentown, N.J. The project is part of Public Service Electric and Gas' (PSE&G) Solar 4 All program to reclaim brownfields.

The Parklands site, owned by Waste Management of New Jersey Inc., is the sixth installation in the program. The Parklands Solar Farm is expected to enter service in 2015.

"We can convert this property into a productive asset that adds to New Jersey's inventory of renewable energy resources without reducing the state's open space," says Joe Forline, vice president of customer solutions at PSE&G. "By connecting projects like this directly to the electric grid, we ensure that all of our electric customers are sharing in the benefits of solar generation."

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

RBI Solar to Acquire PV Mounting Specialist Renusol GmbH

RBI Solar today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Renusol GmbH, one of the PV industrys 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.

RBI Solar designs, engineers, manufactures and installs solar mounting systems for commercial and utility scale PV projects.