Johns Manville (JM), a manufacturer of energy-efficient building products, announced it has reached an agreement with SolarFrameWorks, a photovoltaic solutions company, for SolarFrameWorks to supply its proprietary Building Integrated Photovoltaic CoolPly solar roofing components to JM.
DENVER - Johns Manville (JM), a manufacturer of energy-efficient
building products, announced it has reached an agreement with SolarFrameWorks,
a photovoltaic solutions company, for SolarFrameWorks to supply its proprietary
Building Integrated Photovoltaic CoolPly solar roofing components to JM.
Johns Manville will market these
products through its business entity, the JM E3 Company, more
informally known as JM E3co.
“SolarFrameWorks CoolPly product
provides a solution that requires no penetration of a roofing membrane to
attach crystalline solar panels to a roofing system. Avoiding roof penetrations
maintains the integrity of the roof system, which reduces the risk of leaks,”
said Fred Stephan, vice president and general manager of the Roofing Systems
business for Johns Manville. “This partnership further strengthens JM’s
leadership in sustainable roofing. We are excited to partner with
SolarFrameWorks to incorporate their lightweight, flexible and durable
components into our single ply, built-up and modified bitumen roofing membrane
SolarFrameWorks BIPV CoolPly
versatility allows maximum kilowatt power density with crystalline photovoltaic
modules when installed as large arrays and around HVAC units and vents while
maintaining high wind ratings. Additionally, the tilt and proprietary air
cooling chamber maximize the per kilowatt-hour energy output of the solar
panels by keeping photovoltaic (PV) panels cooler to obtain the best possible
efficiency. CoolPly is available in both thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and
polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for compatibility with these roofing membranes.
“Supported by JM’s 150 years of
commercial roofing experience and SolarFrameWorks’s expertise in photovoltaics,
this agreement is our next step in offering a range of new solar-energy
producing roofing products to our customer base,” said Tim Swales, vice
president of research and development for JM.
According to Patrina Eiffert, CEO
of SolarFrameWorks, “Johns Manville not only brings leadership, integrity and
quality to the solar industry, it brings deep relationships with its customers
that have withstood the test of time. When JM is on the roof they will be there
and take great care of their customers for decades to come. BIPV CoolPly unifies the solar and roofing industries with an optimal solution that best
serves the building owner. JM has the vision to bring that value to its
For more information, visit www.jm.com.