Building product supply company CertainTeed has added several new solar panel products to its mainstream roofing product offerings, and bundled them together with a new financing scheme from innovative solar financing company Mosaic.
The new solar panels hit at the two primary form factors homeowners are looking for in residential panels, with a 60 cell panel @ 300 watts output and a 72 cell panel @ 365 watts. CertainTeed’s panels are made in America, with components sourced from the USA and abroad.
The new products are being launched in parallel to news that CertainTeed’s US Series solar modules are also being added to solar financing company Mosaic’s lending platform.
Mosaic is currently the largest residential solar lender in the country and is expanding into new verticals — roofing, HVAC, windows/doors, energy storage and home automation. It has been recognized by Fast Company as a Top Ten Most Innovative Company in Energy for two consecutive years. It has also been rewarded by the U.S. Department of Energy with the SunShot award.
“We’re delighted to partner with a truly innovative leader in solar financing,” said CertainTeed Solar Director Mark Stancroff, “Mosaic’s financing expertise and first-class loan products are a perfect complement to our high-performing solar modules and systems. This partnership offers homeowners the ability to make a long-term investment in solar with attractive returns, strengthened by CertainTeed’s stability in the marketplace.”
The news is noteworthy as it highlights the move residential solar systems are making into the mainstream of cultural awareness and demand. CertainTeed has been in the building products industry for more than 110 years, having originally been founded in 1904 as a roofing company. Today, it employs more than 6,300 employees with more than 60 manufacturing facilities spread across the United States and Canada.
Building on this mastery of … building products, CertainTeed’s solar modules come with a single-source warranty that covers all of the major components of the system, as well as the workmanship on the installation of the system, for up to 25 years. As solar continues its inevitable push into the awareness of mainstream consumers, we expect to see more and more companies with their own solar products for more segments of consumers around the world.