GAF Energy releases industry’s latest solar shingle product
Standard Industries subsidiary GAF Energy has launched a new line of nailable solar shingles that the roof giant is calling Timberline Solar. The Timberline Solar Energy Shingle is made at GAF Energy’s 50 MW manufacturing facility in San Jose, California.
Each clapboard is approximately 64 x 17 inches and 1-inch. thick (with electronics), while the actual solar producing portion measures 60 x 7.5 inches. The Energy Shingle weighs 10 lbs. and produces 45 W. See the data sheet here.
In September 2021, Timberline Solar achieved UL 7103 certification, which authorizes GAF Energy to install the system on residential roofs as a roofing product and as a solar energy product. In addition, GAF Energy collaborated with Sandia National Laboratories, a U.S. Department of Energy research and development lab to verify the product’s strength, durability, and general market readiness.
“Realizing our vision of a groundbreaking mass-market solar roof has been our mission since we launched GAF Energy in 2019. What the team has accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary,” said David Winter and David Millstone, co-CEOs of Standard Industries. “Through our national roofing network, world-class talent and aggressive investment in research and development, the Standard family of companies will transform the solar industry.”
GAF Energy has long viewed Tesla and its solar roof as the biggest competitor in the building photovoltaic application market. While the Tesla solar roof product uses a full roof of solar tiles and dummy glass tiles, GAF Energy has pioneered the process of integrating its long solar shingles with traditional roof shingles. The GAF Energy product appears to perform similarly to its roofing competitor ZekereTeed’s own attempt at making solar shingles with the Apollo tiles.
GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar Energy Shingles can only be installed by GAF Energy certified installers.