Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. is introducing the Apollo Solar Roofing System, featuring highly integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels into the roofing system.
“Building upon the launch of CertainTeed’s EnerGen photovoltaic system in 2010, Apollo is our latest solar roofing system that offers exceptional performance, ergonomics and design aesthetics,” said Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “With additional PV products in the pipeline, CertainTeed is committed to equipping contractors with the products and training they need to meet the growing homeowner demand for solar roofing.”
In addition to the high performance of polycrystalline panels, Apollo is lightweight, durable, resistant to wind uplift, and can easily be integrated into either an existing roof or with the installation of a new roof that combines solar panels and asphalt shingles, according to the company.
Unlike rack-mounted solar systems, Apollo fully integrates with roofing shingles for a clean, seamless appearance. The Apollo system is offered in pre-engineered kits containing all components necessary for installation.