The option of a new solar roof that can be adapted to the current roof of houses, with a value of up to 50% less than those on the market, is already a reality. Its name is Timberline, and it has a great attraction: its simple installation.
Knowing that the biggest expense for residential solar systems is right on-site, GAF Energy has designed Timberline Solar to install like a regular asphalt-composite roof shingle—that is, with nail guns and ropes, in fact, are the first nailable solar roof tiles in the world.
In this video you can see how the Timberline installation is done.
This new solar technology received an award at CES 2022 for the Best Innovation Award for Smart Cities, as well as innovation awards in the smart city and smart home categories.
For now, GAF Energy makes Timberline Solar in the US, helping to alleviate the dirty little secret of home solar power: Typical Chinese-made solar panels burden the environment with a lot of upfront pollution from its coal-fired power plants. GAF Energy’s plant in Silicon Valley is powered by one of the cleanest power grids in the country.
The implementation of solar roofs has multiple benefits:
– Savings on the electricity bill
– Decrease in environmental pollution
– Increases home value
One of the main barriers to solar panels has been the initial outlay, but affordable technologies like those from GAF Energy put it more in the hands of the masses.
This type of news allows us to see how science and technology advances at great speed to make the planet a better place, taking care of natural resources. We all have a very important role as a society in these advances. Careers such as Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, are essential when it comes to these developments.
In 2020, residential solar projects increased 11%, and by the third quarter of 2021, one in 600 US households installed a solar system. With the arrival of Timberline this number will grow making solar panels an affordable and possible technology.
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