GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company that is leading the charge for solar-integrated roofing shingles in North America, has installed a 500 kW solar system of its own atop the company’s R&D and manufacturing center in San Jose.
The new system will generate more than 750,000 kWh of solar energy at the 112,000 sq ft facility which produces the company’s Timberline Solar shingles. Introduced a year ago, Timberline Solar features the world’s first nailable solar shingle and is the only roof system to directly integrate solar technology into traditional roofing processes and materials.
“We’re utilizing solar energy to produce Timberline Solar, not just because it’s the right thing to do for the planet, but also because it’s the right business decision, ” said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. “We believe that the future of energy is solar roofs, produced in American manufacturing facilities that are fueled by solar power. We’re putting our vision of energy from every roof into practice with our own roof here in San Jose.”
GAF Energy announced the buildout of its San Jose facility in 2021 and began assembling Timberline Solar there last year. Since its launch in January 2022, the Timberline solar product has received dozens of awards, including from CES, TIME, Fast Company, Popular Science, Green Builder, Good Housekeeping and the National Association of Home Builders.
To meet growing demand, GAF Energy is significantly increasing its Timberline Solar manufacturing capacity with the construction of a second manufacturing facility located in Georgetown, Texas.
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