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Cutting Costs without Cutting Corners: Protecting the Integrity of your Solar Racking System

At RBI Solar, we’re focused on providing value through every stage of the solar mounting supply chain. From conception to completion, our team works to develop a racking structure that is efficient, safe, and budget friendly. So how are we able...

Businesses: Top 4 Reasons to Install Rooftop Solar

When it comes to going solar, some businesses are hesitant to make the switch. We get it—you can’t try it on. You can’t sample it. But with careful planning and a competent team of solar professionals, installing a solar PV system can be a...

State of Solar under the Trump Administration

Now that we have a new President, what can be expected to happen with the renewable energy industry in the United States and, more specifically, with PV Solar?  Unfortunately, it’s too early to get an idea of what side of the renewable energy...

The Gateway to Optimized Solar Generation

In Q3 2016, the U.S. installed 4,143 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, bringing the total installed capacity of PV generation to 35.8 gigawatts – enough to power 6.5 million American homes. This is according to GTM Research and...

Optimizing your PV Business and Passing on the Savings for North American Clean Energy

Given the current state of the PV market, the installation business is becoming more competitive. As the dollar-per-watt cost of PV hardware drops, installers can find it increasingly difficult to stay profitable. For installers looking for ways...

California Solar Program Catalyzes Business Opportunity for Native American Tribe

Native American tribes have harnessed solar power’s potential to reduce energy costs and support environmental goals for years, but a new trend is emerging – tribes creating local economic growth by joining the fast-growing solar industry. In...

Solar Thermal – A Hot Commodity

When most people in America hear about solar energy, they think about solar electrical systems, the ones that use photovoltaic panels to convert sunlight into electricity. But there is another solar technology that has been around for much longer,...

Using GIS Technology to Find Optimal Sites for Utility-scale Solar Generation

For developers of utility-scale solar electric generation, the race gets hotter every day to find ideal locations and meet booming demand for solar power. By the end of 2016, close to 20,000 megawatts’ worth of utility-scale solar photovoltaic...

2017’s MVP: U.S. Commercial Solar

The United States solar industry grew impressively in 2016. A confluence of market conditions, including lower solar system costs and attractive incentives such as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), helped drive the residential solar sector to...

Designing Ground Mount and Solar Carport Systems for Winter Conditions

Snow, ice, freezing temperatures—winter conditions can be a nuisance, certainly. But with careful planning and consideration, solar mounting structures can stay on top of their game even in harsh conditions. New England and Minnesota have high...

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