Tremco Incorporated has been awarded a $1 million Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program (TFAEP) grant from the state of Ohio in the Advanced Materials category.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Tremco Incorporated has been awarded a $1 million Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program (TFAEP) grant from the state of Ohio in the Advanced Materials category.

Tremco and its project collaborators, in particular Xunlight of Toledo, Ohio, propose to leverage Ohio’s outstanding building materials and photovoltaic (PV) research and development capacity to commercialize a unique, durable, high-performance - but removable - building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing solution targeting the grid-tied commercial marketplace, in which businesses are able to sell excess electricity back to the utility. The project team will integrate thin-film, flexible PV modules into Tremco’s innovative roofing systems.

Tremco expects to develop new processes and technologies that will help the system advance the cause of green construction and have a positive impact both on Ohio’s economy and on energy costs for those using the BIPV system. For more information, visit www.tremcoroofing.com.