ATUM installed in Sharjah

ATUM, the world’s first integrated solar roof, sees its first international installation in Sharjah, UAE

Visaka Industries Limited has installed ATUM, the world’s first integrated solar roof at the Mosque in  Khor Fakkan Corniche, Phase 1, Sports Beach and Central Plaza., in Sharjah, UAE.

ATUM solar roof generates electricity and is a completely integrated, seamless solar roof made with poly or mono-crystalline solar cells and cement boards – a highly durable roofing material making it the world’s first solar panel which can be directly used as a roof.

ATUM does not need any roof underlay like many conventional solar tiles available in the market. As a roof, it has mechanical properties that are far superior to tiles/ shingles/conventional panels. ATUM provides 20-40% higher capacity in a given area which makes it a go-to product for utilizing the roof area for generating solar power. It also generates 20- 40% more power compared to the traditional solar roofs. Atum also looks aesthetically appealing and gives an additional floor space which is not possible with the traditional systems. This makes the ROI with ATUM less than 4 years and a highly attractable investment. Therefore, a consumer can expect to break-even in less than 4 years and enjoy free power for the next 25 years. The solar roof at the Khor Fakkan Corniche has spread over 1804 Sq ft and generates 26.24 kW of electricity.  It took the team from Visaka Industries Limited approx. 5 days to fix the 82 integrated ATUM solar panels.

Earlier in the year, Visaka Industries Limited was granted a 20-year patent for its ATUM Solar Roof. The patent was granted for the invention titled “Eco-Friendly Energy Generating Roof.” ATUM secured the prestigious UL Certification as per the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. ATUM has also been certified by the Campbell Corporation, to take a uniform load of 780 lbs per sqft, a snow load of 2200 lbs and the jointing mechanism is a patented leak-proof system as per American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM) standards. It is a roof that is a class A fire rated and designed to take wind speeds of over 150kmph making it hurricane proof. ATUM uses GreenPro Certified material which makes it a highly sustainable, reliable, and safe solar roof.

 Speaking about achieving this milestone, Mr. Vamsi Gaddam, Joint Managing Director, Visaka Industries Ltd, said, “ATUM – the world’s first solar roof that generates power, has seen widespread usage in India. The installation of ATUM at the Khor Fakkan Corniche is the first instance of the ATUM being installed outside India. Today, we are extremely proud that we have a true “Made in India” product being used beyond our shores. The installation of ATUM in Sharjah further strengthens our vision to innovate and focus on sustainable and green technologies.”

Compared to a conventional rooftop, which has a lifespan of 15 years, ATUM has a lifespan of 30 years.  ATUM has already been successfully installed across many locations in India including Chennai, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.

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