GAF Power has dedicated to constructing a brand new photo voltaic shingle manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas that can see its annual capability rise to 300MW.
It’s the California-based firm’s second facility – its first is in California, which the corporate onshored in the course of final 12 months – and can improve its manufacturing capability by 500%, in response to GAF Power, which additionally claimed the transfer would make it “the most important producer of photo voltaic roofing on the earth”.
The 450,000 sq. foot manufacturing facility will produce GAF Power’s Timberline photo voltaic shingles, which GAF Power stated represents the world’s first “nailable” photo voltaic shingle in addition to being “the one roof system to instantly combine photo voltaic expertise into conventional roofing processes and supplies.”
“Georgetown has an extended monitor file as a clear vitality chief, so it’s the excellent residence for us to construct the way forward for photo voltaic,” stated Martin DeBono, president of GAF Power.
A Customary Industries firm, GAF Power is the sister firm of North American roofing firm GAF, which GAF Power stated could be a boon for its operations by way of entry to R&D and roofing companions, “uniquely positioning GAF Power to carry residential photo voltaic to the mass market.”
Certainly, 2021 noticed growing integration between photo voltaic PV and different verticals reminiscent of roofing and building to spur larger PV deployment, significantly throughout the US.