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download press release »02/04/2013

New CertainTeed® Solstice™ Solar Roofing System Offers an Efficient, Economical Energy Solution

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation strengthens its solar product portfolio with the introduction of the Solstice™ Solar Roofing System, featuring highly efficient, monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) panels. The rack-mounted, high-performance modules are attractive, durable, and can easily be installed onto either a low-slope or steep-slope roof. Solstice is also backed by CertainTeed’s electricity output and installation workmanship warranty – one of the most comprehensive in the industry.

“Solstice is as an attractive, economical solution that provides building professionals with even more options in leveraging the power of the sun to create more sustainable homes and buildings,” says Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “The addition of Solstice solidifies our status as one of the nation’s most comprehensive providers of photovoltaic solutions.” 

Solstice showcases an aesthetically pleasing style with black cells laminated to a black back sheet and a black mounting frame. Each 47-pound module contains 60 high-efficiency monocrystalline solar cells, producing a maximum electric power rating of 250 watts per module. The system is available in AC and DC versions. Each kit contains the panels, racking, mounting clamps, flashing accessories, inverter and an optional monitoring system.

CertainTeed offers a wide range of photovoltaic roofing systems, including Apollo® lightweight, integrated modules for both residential asphalt shingle and flat concrete tile roofing and PowerMax® premium class, copper-indium-selenium (CIS) thin film rack mounted panels. Designed to meet the demands of sustainable construction and replacement roofing, these products leverage next generation technology to generate unrivaled performance without compromising aesthetics.

All CertainTeed solar roofing systems are eligible for state rebates and incentives listed at www.dsireusa.org. Additional incentives may also be available through local utility providers. For more information, visit www.certainteedsolar.com.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com

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