Firestone Building Products Branches Into Solar Energy

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC introduced a new business division – Firestone Energy Solutions – at Solar Power International. This new division will provide products, systems and services that will help in the development of solar energy on commercial buildings.

Firestone Energy Solutions’ product approach provides access to both crystalline and thin-film PV technologies from major manufacturers, as well as ballasted or penetrating racking solutions. In addition, Firestone’s rooftop PV program features trained and licensed installers, thorough analysis capabilities at project onset and completion, system performance monitoring and assistance to fund solar installations.

According to Jeff Henegar, general manager of Firestone Energy Solutions, since the company was already a leader in commercial roofing, it was an easy step to cross into the PV industry.

“As a leader in the commercial roofing industry, Firestone brings superior roofing products together with leading-edge PV technologies from trusted manufacturers and top notch support offerings to engineer the right roofing system for both the building and solar installation.”

Henegar said that a properly designed roof is a critical component in any PV installation.

Energy Solutions is enhancing the technical capabilities of Firestone’s commercial roofing installer network by providing solar training to its contractors so that they can provide the services necessary to address solar roofing system installations.

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