SAN JOSE, Calif. — GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company, has installed a 500 kilowatt solar system on the roof of the company’s research and development and manufacturing center in San Jose, Calif.
The new system will generate more than 750,000 kilowatt hours of solar energy at the 112,000 square-foot facility, which produces the company’s award-winning solar roof, Timberline Solar™ . Introduced a year ago, Timberline Solar features the world’s first nailable solar shingle and is the only roof system to directly integrate solar technology into traditional roofing processes and materials.
“We’re utilizing solar energy to produce Timberline Solar, not just because it’s the right thing to do for the planet, but also because it’s the right business decision,” said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. "We believe that the future of energy is solar roofs, produced in American manufacturing facilities that are fueled by solar power. We’re putting our vision of energy from every roof into practice with our own roof here in San Jose.”
GAF Energy announced the buildout of its San Jose facility in 2021 and began assembling Timberline Solar there last year. Since its launch in January 2022, Timberline Solar has received dozens of awards, including from CES, TIME, Fast Company, Popular Science, Roofing Contractor, Green Builder, Good Housekeeping and the National Association of Home Builders. To meet growing demand, GAF Energy is significantly increasing its Timberline Solar manufacturing capacity with the construction of a second manufacturing facility located in Georgetown, Texas.