“It’s totally possible to develop a BIPV [building-integrated photovoltaic] manufacturing industry in the US. I’d argue that it’s absolutely critical to grow the industry here, in fact. We’re manufacturing EVs here, we’re manufacturing energy storage and solar panels here. Manufacturing BIPV can be part of ensuring that America leads on clean energy.

– Martin DeBono, GAF Energy President


Electrek’s Michelle Lewis spoke with GAF Energy President, Martin DeBono, about what’s fueling growth and innovation within the building-integrated solar industry. According to DeBono, with millions of roofs replaced annually in the US, one key to getting building-integrated solar to go mainstream is getting homeowners to opt for replacing their roofs with solar roofs. Other critical factors include continued product innovation, development of more affordable and efficient solar products, and building a domestic manufacturing base for solar.

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