GAF Energy Partners with Sandia National Labs on Solar Roofing Technology

Durable, Reliable, Attractive, and Easy-to-Install Solar Roof Offers Opportunity to Reach Residential Mass Market

San Francisco, CA (October 27, 2021) - GAF Energy, a leading provider of roof-integrated solar solutions, is partnering with Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia), a U.S. Department of Energy research and development lab, to test the company's next generation solar roofing product, which will be launched in January 2022. In September, GAF Energy announced the completion of the build out of its facility in San Jose, California where the company will be developing and manufacturing its new solar roof. One of Sandia's missions is to drive technical innovation in the solar sector as part of a broader DOE effort to lower the cost, increase the efficiency, and further the deployment of solar technologies. The partnership between GAF Energy and Sandia is an exemplar of public-private collaboration driving U.S. innovation in clean energy.

"We're very excited to partner with the experts at Sandia National Labs to verify the strength, durability, and overall market-readiness of our next generation solar roof," said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. "Solar roofing offers the opportunity for residential solar to reach the mainstream—and it needs to be a product that consumers trust. Product testing is critical to our efforts to expand residential solar to the mass market."
"Getting solar roofs right includes the rigorous assessment of experimental systems installed in multiple climates, which includes measuring their energy output and establishing their reliability over time," says Laurie Burnham, Sandia's lead for the GAF Energy project. "Sandia is interested in the potential for building-integrated solar technologies, with their aesthetic and functional advantages, to accelerate the deployment of solar across the US."
A Standard Industries company, GAF Energy empowers roofing contractors across the U.S. with a comprehensive and economical approach to solar installations. Designed to provide a durable, easy-to-install, and attractive alternative to typical rack-mounted solar panels—which are typically drilled through the roof's shingles—GAF Energy's solar roof products integrate directly with the roofing system and are part of the primary water-shedding layer.

Homeowners interested in a new solar roof can find out more at: https://www.gaf.energy/homeowners/
Roofing contractors interested in installing GAF Energy products can find out more at: https://www.gaf.energy/roofers/

About GAF Energy
GAF Energy is transforming the rooftop solar industry to generate "Energy from every roof™". As a Standard Industries company, GAF Energy works in partnership with North America's largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, GAF, offering homeowners elegant, roof-integrated solar options. The company also facilitates commercial tax equity financing for large scale rooftop solar projects. For more information, visit www.gaf.energy.

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