GAF Energy adds Timberline Solar roofing manufacturing capacity

GAF Timberline Solar facility

GAF Energy opened a 450,000-square-foot Timberline Solar manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas, last week. GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company, built the facility to meet the growing demand for the company’s solar roof, Timberline Solar — the solar and roofing industry’s first nailable solar shingle.

The new GAF Energy Timberline Solar manufacturing 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 claims that figure would rank them the largest producer of solar roofing in the world.

“Today is a great day for the future of solar and the future of Georgetown,” said Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy, said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating the opening of our manufacturing complex here in Georgetown, Texas. We’ve been overjoyed with our decision to build in Georgetown, the community has welcomed us with open arms and made it feel like home.”

GAF’s ribbon-cutting event brought together community leaders, including Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder and State Representative Caroline Harris Davila, alongside GAF Energy and Standard Industries leadership.

“We are excited to celebrate GAF Energy opening here in Georgetown,” Mayor Schroeder said. “What is equally as exciting is the impact this project will have on our community through the creation of high-paying jobs for Georgetown residents and the creation of new career opportunities in advanced manufacturing and clean energy for students in Georgetown ISD. Thank you to GAF Energy for choosing Georgetown, and we look forward to growing together with you in the years to come.”

GAF Timberline Solar

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In September 2021, Timberline Solar achieved UL’s 7103 certification, which authorizes GAF Energy to install the system on residential roofs as a roofing product and a solar energy product—the first of its kind to be recognized as both. In addition, GAF Energy worked with Sandia National Laboratories, a U.S. Department of Energy research and development lab, to verify the product’s strength, durability, and overall market-readiness.

GAF-Timberline spec sheet

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