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GAF Energy launches “world’s first nailable solar shingle”

January 05, 2022

PV Tech:

Integrated solar roofing firm GAF Energy has launched the “world’s first nailable solar shingle”, or rooftile, as part of its Timberline Solar roof system that integrates solar technology into rooftop structures.

The shingle, the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle (ES), has a depth of less than a quarter of an inch and “integrates with traditional shingles”.

GAF Energy, sister company of North American roofing giant GAF and a subsidiary of Standard Industries, worked with Sandia National Laboratories, a US Department of Energy (DOE) research and development lab, to “verify the product’s strength, durability, and overall market-readiness”.

It now has plans to roll out the new technology across rooftops throughout North America. A quarter of the five million new roofs installed on US homes each year comes from GAF, according to a company media release, and GAF Energy said it was “uniquely positioned to bring residential solar to the mass market”.

The increasing collaboration between home services companies and solar rooftop providers has been a notable trend in the industry last year, with BayWa r.e. exploring the potential to team up with roofing company Beacon to offer solar and roofing services simultaneously, for example.  

[Sean Rai-Roche]

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