CertainTeed Corporation, a manufacturer of building products, has signed an agreement to collaborate with SRS Energy in the development of photovoltaic roofing products. The polymeric-based photovoltaic roof tile will provide an aesthetic solution to solar systems that can tend to be unattractive due to the required size and format of the systems.
“Never before has a leading roofing manufacturer partnered with a photovoltaic technology expert to bring photovoltaic roofing to a broad audience,” said Marty Low, CEO of SRS Energy.
“Energy efficiency is a key issue for homeowners, and our assessments show that people are especially interested in harnessing free energy using their roofs,” said John Donaldson, President of CertainTeed Roofing. “They have not, however, been quick to adopt photovoltaic roofs because of the cumbersome look of today’s solar panels. With integrated photovoltaic tiles, homeowners will soon have the option of installing an aesthetically appealing roof that solves this problem. It’s a terrific breakthrough for our industry.”
By Síle Mc Mahon