Visaka Industries Ltd. installs ATUM in Sharjah
Visaka Industries Limited has installed ATUM, the world’s first integrated solar roof, at the Mosque at Khor Fakkan Corniche, Phase 1, Sports Beach and Central Plaza, Sharjah, UAE.
ATUM, the world’s first integrated 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 world’s first solar panel which can be directly used as a roof.
The solar roof at the Khor Fakkan Corniche, is 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.
ATUM does not need any roof underlay like many conventional solar tiles available in the market. As a roof it has mechanical properties which 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 utilising 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.
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.”