Dow Solar, a business of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is expanding the availability of DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles, an award-winning residential solar roofing system, to Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
Backed by a 20 year performance warranty, the DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle is a dual-functioning system offering superior aesthetics over rack-mounted solar panels and is certified as both a roofing and solar product. It is a complete turnkey package that includes a custom designed system for each home, the inverter to convert DC to useable AC electricity, the utility interconnection so that credit is obtained for the electricity generated, and a web-based monitoring system that provides real-time system performance.
“Many homeowners are increasingly interested in taking control of their energy consumption by generating their own power with solar,” said Yochai Gafni, Commercial and Marketing Director for Dow Solar.
DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles offer a smart investment, allowing homeowners to turn their passive roof into a roof that creates electricity, saves them money and increases their home value.
In 2013, North Carolina and New Jersey held the second and fourth positions respectively on the list of the largest solar markets.1 The demand for solar continues to grow in Florida due to year-round sun and the desire of residents to embrace more eco-friendly practices.
Now homeowners in Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina, can join the residents of fourteen other states in reinventing their roofs. With energy costs continually rising, homeowners can make a smart investment in their home itself to generate their own electricity. And now Dow Solar experts work directly with homeowners to design their system, explain tax incentives and rebates, and identify a trusted installer locally to replace their lazy roof with a POWERHOUSE™ roof. Dow Solar now makes financing available so that homeowners can spend only as much as they would toward a regular roof on a roof that makes money for them.2 Quality home builders also continue to adopt this innovative solution across the nation, seeking to differentiate their homes with an aesthetically superior product that produces true long-term value and savings.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.