New GAF solar system is half solar shingle, half traditional residential solar

By Kelly Pickerel North America’s largest roofing manufacturer has entered the solar game in a big way. Offering not-quite solar shingles but also not-quite a traditional solar system, GAF’s new DecoTech system fastens full-sized solar panels directly to the roof deck, and the panels act as shingles to shed water. The system is only compatible with GAF asphalt shingled roofs for standard warranty coverage, and it’s encouraged to have GAF Solar Elite Contractors do the installation.
We talked with Amy Ochsenreiter, renewable energy product manager at GAF, about the new DecoTech “roof-integrated” system and why the industry needs this BIPV/traditional solar hybrid.
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