Manufacturer of cement roofing sheets -Visaka Industries has acquired 20 years of patent rights for ATUM – integrated solar roof division.
The patent has been granted for the invention titled Eco-Friendly Energy Generating Roof.
ATUM has been addressing coal-based power production by providing solutions for sectors like affordable housing, net-zero industries, and commercial establishments.
Speaking about achieving this milestone, Vamsi Gaddam – Joint Managing Director of Visaka Industries Ltd, said, “The invention Atum – The world’s first solar roof that generates power is an idea I have been worked upon from 2016 onwards, filed for patent in March 2017 following which there were several hearings against global citations and we had to validate and make a point regarding the innovation of Atum. After all this it’s just overwhelming. “
He added “Today, we have a true innovation from India for the solar industry. This is what the thought was way back in 2016 when I was reading books on Steve Jobs, Richard Branson among others and I felt why can’t there be more innovators and role models out of India, why do we always look for international leaders, non-Indian innovations and companies, leaders at large. This was the inspiration behind Atum and I am happy to share this moment for my state and country and my planet.
The company in a statement said- Atum is a simple roof that generates power for you. In today’s world ‘roti kapda makan’ and now power, these are the necessities of life. We tried to identify the utility of roof and put it to a better use, for a better cause and that’s how the idea was born.
“Atum generates 20- 40% more power compared to the traditional solar roofs”
According to the company Atum generates 20- 40% more power compared to the traditional solar roofs. Atum also looks very aesthetically appealing and gives an additional floor space which is not possible with the traditional systems.
“This makes it India`s first Eco-Friendly Energy Generating Roof and further strengthens our vision to Innovate Sustainability”
“Visaka is striving to create a ‘renewable, green, and sustainable’ tomorrow. We are delighted to receive the patent for our innovative solution – ATUM – integrated solar roof. This makes it India`s first Eco-Friendly Energy Generating Roof and further strengthens our vision to Innovate Sustainability,” said the company.