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.

Lawrence Media Group