CertainTeed & SEI partner for hands-on Solar Learning Experience
In an effort to better educate building professionals in the solar industry, CertainTeed Solar has donated a 4kW Apollo II solar shingle roofing array to Solar Energy International (SEI), a leading organization in renewable energy education.
The Apollo® II array has been integrated into the roof of an equipment storage outbuilding at SEI’s Colorado training facility and, in addition to generating power, will provide attending students with a first-hand look at the facility’s first building-integrated solar products.
"Solar Energy International utilizes a wide array of PV systems at our campus as part of our technical training program and we're really pleased to add the Apollo II array to the mix,” said Kris Sutton, director of operations for SEI. “This generous donation allows us to showcase another promising solar application to the thousands of students that pass through our campus.”
As a building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) product, Apollo II uses high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells to capture energy while simultaneously functioning as the roof and protecting the building from water intrusion.
“Education is seen as essential at CertainTeed,” said Kate Collardson, solar services manager for CertainTeed Solar. “It has been a privilege to partner with SEI to introduce innovative solar technology to students across the globe.”