GAF Energy completed critical improvements and begun moving into its new 112,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, California.
The new facility will serve as the company's center for research and development and manufacturing.
The company is continuing to hire for positions at the facility in clean energy manufacturing and associated jobs.
"This is the next step in delivering a reliable, durable, attractive and easy to install solar roof to market," said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. "If you take the resources and expertise of Standard, one of the world's largest private companies, and combine them with a team that is dedicated to driving energy from every roof, you have the ability to scale a next-generation, cutting-edge solar product
—that's what we're doing at this new facility."
The company said it designed its current product to provide an attractive, low-profile alternative to rack-mounted solar panels, which are typically drilled through the roof's shingles.
The GAF Energy solar system in-market today is integrated into the roofing system, ensuring that the primary function of the roof—to protect the home from the elements—remains intact.
High-efficiency solar panels optimize power output and maximize aesthetic appeal, combining robust flashing with a sleek black perimeter shield to help reduce the risk of leaks and animal intrusion.