GAF Energy to increase Timberline Solar roofing capacity 500 percent with new facility
GAF Energy is building a new 450,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas, to produce its Timberline Solar roof. The new facility, the company’s second, will increase its capacity by 500% and bring total production of its solar shingle to 300 MW annually. GAF Energy says that will make it the largest producer of solar roofing in the world.
Introduced earlier this year, 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. Timberline Solar ES boasts a depth of less than a quarter inch and integrates with traditional shingles to create a sleek and attractive look.
“We launched Timberline Solar because we believed that more consumers would choose solar if they had a more reliable, durable, and attractive option,” said Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy. “The market has confirmed our belief—now we’re turning that belief into reality and building the future of clean energy here in the U.S.”
GAF Energy’s first manufacturing facility, in San Jose, Calif., was completed and began production last year. Once complete, the Georgetown manufacturing facility will result in hundreds of clean energy manufacturing jobs.
GAF, is the largest roofing and waterproofing company in North America, and GAF Energy draws on this extensive manufacturing and R&D expertise. It also has access to the largest network of roofing partners in the industry — one out of every four new roofs in the U.S. comes from GAF, uniquely positioning GAF Energy to bring residential solar to the mass market.
“We are pleased GAF Energy selected Georgetown as their destination for their facility,” Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder said. “Their innovative product is one that will change the market as we know it, and we are excited that it will be developed here in our backyard.”
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