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CertainTeed to develop photovoltaic products

NRCA member CertainTeed Corp., Valley Forge, Pa., has made a joint agreement with Energy Conservation Devices Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich., to develop roofing-integrated photovoltaic products for the residential roofing market. The products will combine Energy Conservation Devices' UNI-SOLAR cells and CertainTeed's roofing products and are expected to be available in 2010.

"This agreement is a significant expansion into a new market for Energy Conservation Devices," says Mark Morelli, Energy Conservation Devices' president and chief executive officer. "CertainTeed is clearly an industry leader in building materials and has a broad product offering that can take advantage of the unique characteristics of our flexible, lightweight and reliable UNI-SOLAR cells."