GAF Energy Completes Build Out Of First U.S. Solar R&D And Manufacturing Facility
SAN JOSE, California, September 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GAF Energy, a leading provider of roof-integrated solar solutions, has made critical improvements and has begun to move into their new 112,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, California. The new facility will serve as the company’s center for research, development and manufacturing. The company continues to hire people for factory positions in clean energy production and related jobs. As part of Standard Industries and a sister company of GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, GAF Energy brings extensive expertise in roofing manufacturing and R&D to the solar industry.
“We are pleased to have completed construction of our facility ahead of schedule. This is the next step in bringing a reliable, durable, attractive and easy-to-install solar roof to market,” said Martin De Bono, chairman of GAF Energie. “When you take the resources and expertise of Standard, one of the world’s largest privately-owned companies, and combine them with a team dedicated to generating energy from every roof, you have the opportunity to create next-generation, advanced scaling up solar energy.” Product
—that’s what we’re doing in this new facility.”
“I am pleased to welcome GAF Energy to our South San Jose “Creating green jobs and expanding access to renewable energy is essential for a sustainable and equitable future,” said Assembly Member Ash Kalra.
“With construction completed on the new . of GAF Energy Edenvale facility, our city is looking at the on-shoring of hundreds of clean energy employment opportunities in development, manufacturing and administrative support at a critical time for our local economy,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. “These homegrown solar roof jobs will contribute to the vitality of our Silicon Valley green energy industry, and I applaud GAF Energy for expanding and investing in our vibrant talent pool.”
GAF Energy gives roofers in the US a comprehensive and economical approach to solar installations. The company designed its current product to provide an attractive, low-profile alternative to rack-mounted solar panels, which are typically drilled through the roof shingles. The GAF Energy solar system currently on the market is integrated into the roof system, leaving the primary function of the roof – to protect the house from the elements – intact. High-efficiency solar panels optimize power and maximize aesthetic appeal, combining robust flashing with a sleek black perimeter shield to reduce the risk of leaks and animal intrusion.
Roofers interested in installing GAF Energy products can find more information at: https://www.gaf.energy/dakdekkers/
About GAF Energy
GAF Energy is transforming the rooftop solar industry to generate “energy from every roof”™As a Standard Industries company, GAF Energy partners with: North Americas largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, GAF, offering homeowners elegant, roof-integrated solar options. The company also facilitates commercial tax financing for large-scale rooftop solar projects. For more information visit www.gaf.energy.
About Standard Industries
Standard Industries is a privately held global industrial company operating in more than 80 countries with more than 15,000 employees. The Standard ecosystem encompasses a wide range of companies, technologies and investments, including both early-to-late stage public and private companies, as well as world-class building materials and next-generation solar solutions. Throughout its 140-year history, Standard has used its deep industry expertise and vision to create outsized value in its businesses, including today its operating companies GAF, BMI, Siplast, GAF Energy, Schiedel and SGI, as well as related companies 40 North, an investment platform multi-billion dollar, 40 North Ventures and Winter Properties. For more information visit https://www.standardindustries.com/.
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