RBI Solar Receives Approval for Solar Canopy

RBI solar canopyRBI Solar, Inc. has received approval from the California Division of State Architect on a Pre-Check solar carport structure design. The approval includes several canopy configurations to provide its clients with design flexibility. RBI made the move to create a more cost-effective solar racking structure.

The structural plan review process is typically lengthy, which can sometimes delay projects for months. Now that it has completed the structural design and approval work upfront, RBI Solar expects that it will be better able to serve its clients. With the structural permits already obtained, it will be easier to secure project permits. The PC will allow for expedited permit approvals for some projects. This is especially important for school projects, where access is only possible when school is not in session.

RBI Solar is a leading turn-key supplier of solar mounting systems that specializes in ground mounts, roof mounts, landfill solar, and custom-designed specialty solar structures. It provides racking systems, installation services, and project management services for owners and integrators. The company has engineers licensed in all 50 states and offers design, high-tech manufacturing, nationwide installation, and technical support. RBI solar has over 80 years’ experience in the commercial design-build structures market.

RBI Solar recently opened a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Temecula, California to produce all of the necessary components for its standard solar racking structures. The opening of the new facility and the obtaining of the DSA PC will help the company increase its efficiency and reduce costs for projects throughout California and the rest of the western United States.

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