GAF Energy plans new Solar Shingle production plant in Texas

July 25, 2022
The facility will span over an area of 450,000 square foot and will increase the company’s production capacity five-fold, bringing its total annual production of solar shingle capacity to 300 MW

In an interview with Reuters, U.S.-based solar roofing solutions provider GAF Energy’s President Martin DeBono said that the company will build a new manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas, to meet the growing demand for its solar shingle roofing solutions

The facility will span over an area of 450,000 square foot and will increase the company’s production capacity five-fold, bringing its total annual production of solar shingle capacity to 300 MW. With this, GAF Energy will become the world’s largest producer of solar roofing solutions.

The facility will also create hundreds of new jobs in the clean energy manufacturing segment.

GAF Energy, a subsidiary of conglomerate Standard Industries, produces Timberline Solar, a nailable solar shingle which directly integrates solar technology into the traditional roofing material and installation process.

The Texas plant will be GAF Energy’s second factory. The company opened its first factory in San Jose, California, last year. The factories will allow GAF Energy to produce solar shingles domestically rather than rely on overseas facilities.

GAF Energy can leverage its sister concern GAF’s strong presence in the roofing market to bolster the adoption of its solar roofing system in the U.S. residential sector. The GAF conventional roofing group recently announced plans for a shingle recycling facility in Corsicana, Texas.