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Solar Shingles Update: IST & Solar Roof Dynamics Offer Renewable Energy Roofing In California

In California, solar shingles are fast becoming a viable renewable energy roofing option for sustainable energy activists.

To this end, Integrated Solar Technology (IST) has inked a distribution partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics to distribute its SunTegra Solar Roof Systems throughout California.


The two companies state these roof-integrated solar shingle renewable energy roofing systems will soon become widely available throughout California. No specific date was provided, however.

California-based Solar Roof Dynamics is a distributor of solar products dedicated to transforming the traditional roofing industry and empowering roofing contractors to become competitive solar contractors.

“Solar Roof Dynamics offers IST a unique opportunity to work directly with roofing contractors as they enter the solar market,” said IST’s business development manager, Deborah Lewis in a press announcement. “We are delighted to be working with Solar Roof Dynamics, an innovative distribution company specializing in helping roofing contractors become competent solar contractors. It’s a natural fit. By working together, we can provide roofing contractors an attractive and cost-effective roof-integrated solar solution for their customers.”

“IST’s SunTegra line of products fills a needed void in the marketplace for aesthetically appealing and truly integrated solar roofing solutions,” added SRD’s founder and CEO Aaron Nitzkin.

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As I have previously reported, as prices drop, solar shingles are regarded more today as a good alternative to the traditional solar panel. Unlike larger solar panels, solar shingles blend in nicely with the rest of your roof, and protect the structure from inclement weather, while distributing clean electricity.

And as PV Magazine’s Charles W. Thurston aptly wrote, “The nascent field of U.S. solar shingle manufacturers is beginning to expand from its small base in building-integrated PV (BIPV), leveraging their systemic reductions in installation costs, their improved roof and solar integration, and their continuing march-out of newer materials.”

As solar shingles gain in popularity, it is reasonable to anticipate a series of impacts, ranging from architecture and engineering to construction methodology and pricing models.

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Solar shingles are not simply installed on a roof substrate like asphalt shingles are.

IST’s SunTegra Shingle and SunTegra Tile solar roof systems are attached directly to roof decking or battens. These solar shingles function both as a solar panel and as a roofing material. Both products are UL 1703 certified and carry Class A fire ratings.

Photos via IST

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