CertainTeed introduces next generation Apollo II solar roofing system

June 3, 2013

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. –  CertainTeed Corp. is proud to announce the introduction of Apollo® II, a next generation solar roofing system featuring integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels which combine greater efficiency and improved aesthetics with easier wiring installation. Featuring 54-watt monocrystalline panels, Apollo II 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.   

“The solar industry is growing at a rapid pace, and Apollo II is the answer building professionals are looking for to meet increasing homeowner demand for an affordable, aesthetically-pleasing sustainable energy solution,” says Mark Stancroff, director of CertainTeed Solar. “The enhanced system also comes with the unparalleled training and service customers have come to expect from our solar experts, meaning less time on site with faster installation and fewer callbacks.”

Like its predecessor, Apollo II fully integrates with roofing shingles for a clean, seamless appearance not found with rack-mounted systems. Each slim, 12-pound module features 14 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells. Its low profile design does not require structural reinforcement or evaluation, and the sleek black frame, cells and backsheet visually blend with surrounding shingles. The enhanced product also features an open space under the modules to allow for easier electrical wiring. New water channels and raised fastener locations further improve roof deck integrity.

The Apollo II system is offered in pre-engineered kits containing all components necessary for installation. Modules are Class A fire rated and meet UL 790 requirements. Apollo II is also rated for wind resistance up to 110 mph and loads up to 250 lbs per square foot. In addition, the product is backed by the industry’s only warranty for both electricity output and installation workmanship. Apollo II qualifies for a 30 percent federal tax credit and may be eligible for state rebates and incentives listed at www.dsireusa.org. Additional incentives may also be available through local utility providers.

CertainTeed offers a powerful portfolio of photovoltaic roofing systems, including, Solstice™ rack-mounted, high-performance monocrystalline panels featuring one of the best ratios of energy per area and PowerMax® premium class, copper-indium-selenium (CIS) thin film rack mounted panels for residential and commercial applications. Designed to meet the demands of sustainable construction and replacement roofing, these products leverage next generation technology to generate unrivaled performance without compromising aesthetics.

For more information, visit www.certainteedsolar.com.





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