Johns Manville (JM) has reached an agreement with SolarFrameWorks that will see the latter supply its proprietary BIPV CoolPly solar roofing components to JM, who will market these products through its JM E3 Company.
The SolarFrameWorks product is a solution that attaches crystalline solar panels to a roofing system without the need for penetration of a roofing membrane, thus preserving the integrity of the roof system. It is claimed to allow maximum kilowatt power density with crystalline photovoltaic modules when installed as large arrays and around HVAC units and vents while maintaining high wind ratings. CoolPly is available in both thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) formats.
“Johns Manville not only brings leadership, integrity and quality to the solar industry, it brings deep relationships with its customers that have withstood the test of time,” commented Patrina Eiffert, CEO of SolarFrameWorks. “When JM is on the roof they will be there and take great care of their customers for decades to come. BIPV CoolPly unifies the solar and roofing industries with an optimal solution that best serves the building owner. JM has the vision to bring that value to its customers.”