GAF Energy plans solar roofing testing facility

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GAF Energy, a leading provider of solar roofing in North America, will build a solar roofing testing facility.

and launch a new round of Building Integrated Solar (BIPV) testing thanks in part to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) investment.

The company is conducting a search for the location of the new testing facility.

GAF Energy’s solar roof, Timberline Solar, features the world’s first nailable solar shingle and is the only roof system to directly integrate solar technology into traditional roofing processes and materials.

The testing project aims to develop, test, and validate a combination of optical, thermal, and energy models for roof-integrated solar shingles to improve understanding of the benefits solar shingles provide in heating and air conditioning efficiency for the home. The facility will be equipped with weather, PV, and temperature monitoring.

GAF Energy, a U.S. manufacturer, is partnering with Sandia National Laboratories and its network of Regional Test Centers on the project. The company has conducted testing of solar roofing with Sandia National Labs since 2021.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with the experts at Sandia National Labs to verify the performance, durability, and benefits of solar roofing,” said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy.

GAF Energy is set to receive the U.S. DOE award as part of a $71 million investment, including $16 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

GAF Energy recently celebrated the completion of a new 450,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas.

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