Galaxy Energy - Total Solar Roofs Replace Conventional Roofs
We interviewed Manfred from Galaxy Energy at the 2009 InterSolar Conference in San Francisco, CA. Galaxy Energy is a German based company that manufactures solar modules, mounting systems, and total solar roofs, and they are planning on introducing a new product at the next solar show. Galaxy Energy has a distribution center in Canada, which works with North and South America as well as Canada. Though Galaxy Energy is new to the U.S. market, they are confident that they will have a positive impact.
According to Masfred, roofing systems from Galaxy Energy can be built on existing roofs and can feature either blue modules, black modules, or transparent modules depending on the preference of the home owner. In addition, the Galaxy Energy 'Total Solar Roof' is a leak proof system and is stronger than a conventional roof. With this system the home owner doesn't need and rafters, plywood, or shingles. Therefore this system can actually replace a conventional roof; in other words there is no need for another roof below!
Galaxy Energy also practices corporate sustainability. Their Canadian office will soon have a Total Solar Roof, and the company continuously strives for a more sustainable future. For more information check out the Galaxy Energy website, and keep looking through our site for more videos about sustainable companies and products.