RBI Solar, SolarBOS, sunfig and TerraSmart, all part of Gibraltar Industries’ renewable energy group, unite under a shared brand, Terrasmart. The company plans to integrate all of its product lines and services to create “a seamless customer experience.”
“Our mission is to move our people, partners and the world forward,” said Ed McKiernan, president of Terrasmart. “The drive behind the new Terrasmart is to forge strong connections, develop solutions and create benefits that deliver better results for our customers’ projects and portfolios.”
With the product and service offerings under its umbrella, Terrasmart plans to position itself as an accessible solar technology provider for projects of various scales, locations and types. The companies have 19 GW installed capacity, spread over 4,600 projects.
Gibraltar Industries acquired RBI Solar in 2015. RBI produces custom designed and constructed racking systems for pile foundations and canopy and roof structures. Gibraltar added SolarBOS, a provider of electrical balance systems solutions, to its renewable energy division in 2018. This year, Gibraltar acquired TerraSmart and Sunfig. TerraSmart is a solar foundation manufacturer that offers turnkey installation and civil services. Sunfig is project modeling software focused on optimizing project performance and financial scenarios.
“By joining forces to create a truly comprehensive solar project solution — from early stage project optimization to design and engineering to installation and real-time performance monitoring — we can better serve the growing utility, commercial and industrial and community markets and help make solar energy more profitable and accessible,” said McKiernan.
Terrasmart blurs the line between installer and manufacturer. The company plans to offer early stage project optimization services that include slope and topography analysis, design and engineering, manufacturing, project management, construction and installation, and real-time performance monitoring.
The four companies will transition to the unique Terrasmart brand over the next six months and complete the change in early 2022. The company will continue to be represented at divisional locations in Buffalo, New York; Cincinnati, Ohio; foot Myers, Florida; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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