Solar roof shingle maker SunTegra announced it has started production of its solar shingle products at a new facility in Binghamton, New York. The facility will be used for main office supporting administration, sales, R&D, and to ramp up production to meet increasing demand.
“We are delighted to be moving our business to the Binghamton area,” said CEO Oliver Koehler. “Binghamton offers access to great technical expertise, has talented labor and features a robust network of regional suppliers. We see Binghamton as a great platform from which to grow our business nationally.”
Originally based in Highland, New York, SunTegra was a winner of the 2017 76West Clean Energy Competition, which is how the company initially learned of the resources Binghamton offered. In that year, SunTegra joined the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, gaining mentorship and guidance from subject matter experts.
The development of SunTegra solar shingles and solar tiles predate the Tesla solar roof products, and this move to Binghamton should allow for an expansion of products into 2022.
The SunTegra Shingle is rated at 114 W and the SunTegra Tile is 70 W. Both use monocrystalline silicon solar cells and attach to the roof decking without traditional solar racking.