Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 16th June
GAF Energy, a manufacturer of low-profile, roof-integrated solar solutions in North America, completed its largest residential solar roofing system. The more than 31 kW system was installed by GAF Energy partner Anbe Roofing.
The system was installed on a private home in Portola Valley, California and will produce 50,455 kWh of clean energy annually and save the homeowner an estimated $271,484 in electricity costs during the expected 25-year system lifetime.
“Solar roofs are the future and we’re proud to partner with Anbe Roofing to make that future reality,” said Keally DeWitt, vice president of marketing and public policy for GAF Energy. “Anbe demonstrated their expertise on this project, providing the customer with a durable, reliable, and innovative roof-integrated solar solution that will save the customer significant money. We look forward to our continued work with local roofing partners, like Anbe, across the country.”
The GAF Energy solar system combines is designed to be a low-profile alternative to standard rack-mounted solar panels — which are typically drilled through the roof’s shingles. GAF Energy solar integrates directly with the roofing system and requires no penetration of the roofing membrane. The system uses high-efficiency modules, a black perimeter shield and provides a matching color profile for certain rooftops.
“Typically, installing a new roof this size would require significant additional technical and labor support for completion — not to mention the extra planning and hours needed to add on a solar system atop the new roof,” said Joseph Andrews of Anbe Roofing. “Thanks to the streamlined design and build of the GAF Energy solar roof kit, this install was fast and easy for our team. It snaps together like a simple puzzle and looks amazing. You would never know we installed the largest GAF Energy system to date given how quick and seamless the process was.”
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