Sustainable building materials supplier CertainTeed launched the next generation of its solar panel and building-integrated PV (BIPV) products at the International Roofing Expo this week. CertainTeed, like GAF Energy, is trying to develop products from a roofer’s perspective that also deliver the aesthetics that homeowners require.
“CertainTeed has supported generations of builders, roofers and contractors to build beautiful, comfortable, lasting homes,” said Phoebe Kwan, GM Solar Solutions at Saint-Gobain. “With Solstice, we’ve applied our experience and imagination to deliver innovative solar solutions that improve performance, impact sustainability and accentuate style. Solar is more than just a trendy word, but a future way of building to make lasting environmental impacts.”
The Solstice Shingle seamlessly integrates with any asphalt shingles, while delivering 70 Watts of power. It has a category-leading hail impact rating and can be installed directly by a roofing contractor – with the assistance from an electrician. Here is a look at the data sheet.
The Solstice Panel is an all-black solar panel that can be installed with either a new or existing asphalt shingle roof. For those wanting to lower their home’s energy consumption, the Solar Panel balances style, efficiency, and value.
“As we consider the impact of rising energy costs and homeowners looking to take advantage of IRA tax credits and other incentives, solar roofing presents a tremendous business opportunity for roofing contractors as demand for solar roofing continues to grow,” Kwan said.
CertainTeed provides a full suite of educational resources and support through its Credentialed Solar Installer Program – created to support the contractor community with on-site training, credential and productivity programs, and digital tools to better serve their customers with category-leading service and quality.
The entire Solstice system is backed by a 25-year warranty that includes the installer’s workmanship.
— Solar Builder magazine