PV Roofing


Solar PV (pho­to­volta­ic) roof­ing sys­tems are wide­ly known for their abil­i­ty to gen­er­ate elec­tric pow­er for res­i­den­tial homes and com­mer­cial build­ings through the absorp­tion of solar ener­gy from the sun’s rays.  And, in the move­ment toward increased sus­tain­abil­i­ty, clean­er ener­gy and low­er util­i­ty bills, they are becom­ing a more com­mon sight, espe­cial­ly in regions of the coun­try where sun­light is the strongest.

Cer­tain­Teed Cor­po­ra­tion is pow­er­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of green, sus­tain­able ener­gy solu­tions with the intro­duc­tion of the Ener­Gen™ Pho­to­volta­ic Solar Pow­er Roof­ing Sys­tem. Unlike oth­er PV roof­ing sys­tems on the mar­ket, Ener­Gen is specif­i­cal­ly designed with build­ing pro­fes­sion­als and con­ven­tion­al roof­ing con­trac­tors in mind offer­ing ease of instal­la­tion and vast­ly improved aes­thet­ics for home­own­ers.

The Ener­Gen PV roof­ing sys­tem fea­tures inte­grat­ed UNI-SOLAR® thin-film lam­i­nates that seam­less­ly inte­grate with tra­di­tion­al asphalt roof­ing shin­gles.  The system’s light­weight design requires no rooftop pen­e­tra­tions, mak­ing it eas­i­er for con­trac­tors to install while main­tain­ing roof deck integri­ty.  The lam­i­nates lie flush with the remain­der of the tra­di­tion­al roof­ing shin­gles, pro­vid­ing a stream­lined, visu­al­ly appeal­ing appear­ance.  By pro­vid­ing a more aes­thet­i­cal­ly pleas­ing, unob­tru­sive roof plane with no roof pen­e­tra­tions, the prod­uct over­comes the largest objec­tion to the accep­tance of pho­to­volta­ic roof­ing pan­els.

Pho­to­voltaics con­tin­ue to gain momen­tum as the world’s fastest grow­ing ener­gy tech­nol­o­gy,” says Guil­laume Tex­i­er, pres­i­dent of Cer­tain­Teed Roof­ing.  “Through the devel­op­ment of Ener­Gen, a light­weight, easy-to-install sys­tem, we are help­ing build­ing pro­fes­sion­als and roof­ing con­trac­tors expand their prod­uct offer­ing and seize new oppor­tu­ni­ties for growth.”

 “Cer­tain­Teed is trans­form­ing a niche tech­nol­o­gy into a prod­uct that is more acces­si­ble to the build­ing indus­try and, there­fore, a broad­er range of home­own­ers,” adds Tex­i­er.  “Ener­Gen is the first step in what will be a com­pre­hen­sive port­fo­lio of PV roof­ing prod­ucts for res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial appli­ca­tions.”

Across the nation, PV roof­ing sys­tems are prov­ing them­selves as an excel­lent method of increas­ing the over­all ener­gy effi­cien­cy of homes and build­ings and pro­duc­ing clean ener­gy. The growth of clean ener­gy helps decrease our depen­den­cy on tra­di­tion­al pow­er sources, such as coal, which have a more neg­a­tive impact on the envi­ron­ment.  As new tech­nol­o­gy devel­ops that makes PV roofs more effi­cient and eas­i­er to install, we can expect increased pres­ence on homes and build­ings, help­ing us make anoth­er move toward a more sus­tain­able future.