Solar roof Image Credit: Supplies

The world’s first and India-made integrated solar roofing system is now IEC standard compliant and permissible for on grid approvals. ATUM  solar roof was launched in Dubai by Uncle’s Shop Building Material Trading, one of the oldest establishments in Dubai which was established here in 1922.

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Yash Bhatia, Director, Uncle’s Shop Image Credit: Supplied

Deepak Bhatia, Managing Director, Uncle’s Shop stated, “Today we have taken a step ahead into sustainability and green energy as I am delighted to officially announce that our ATUM Solar Roof is now IEC standard compliant and I thank the concerned authorities for their support. This will further open doors to a new technology in the solar industry specially with its applications with warehouses, logistics centres, solar charging stations, hospitals, schools, car parking, green areas, commercial and residential with on grid options. We are extremely happy to be a part of the initiative of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and the visionary leaders of the UAE to make Emirates sustainable and eco-friendly with new innovations and technologies in the solar industry during the coming years. I thank our partners, Visaka Industries Limited for all their support in making this venture a success.”

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Vamsi Gaddam, Inventor ATUM & JMD, Visaka Industries Ltd Image Credit: Supplied

Vamsi Gaddam, ATUM Inventor & Joint Managing Director, Visaka Industries Limited, stated, "We are very proud to have received IEC standard compliance. It’s a process that has been in the offing for a while and to have finally been approved speaks a lot about our product and the entire team at ATUM and their dedication. Inventing ATUM is an accomplishment I take much pride in. Not only is it an inspired solution to tackle climate change, but the product itself redefines the solar industry due its ability to function both as a roof and solar panel and being far more efficient than traditional panels. Furthermore, for an Indian product like ATUM to be approved for wide use globally shows that we’re on par with the west when it comes to our collective quest for a sustainable planet. I’d also like to extend my thanks to our UAE Partners Uncle’s Shop & its team in helping Visaka gain wide visibility across the UAE and GCC.”

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Deepak Bhatia, Managing Director, Uncle’s Shop Image Credit: Supplied

Yash Bhatia, Director, Uncle’s Shop stated, "I am delighted that our ATUM Solar Roof is now IEC standard compliant. ATUM is an integrated solar roofing system that serves all the functions of a traditional roof whilst generating energy. It can withstand wind speeds above 250 kmph and is certified to withstand hail and snow and is all-weather-resistant. It is over 40 per cent more efficient than traditional solar panels and has an ROI of just under five years depending on the size of the project. Furthermore, it is Class A fire rated and shock proof. ATUM Solar is ideal for any residential, commercial, industrial space & EV Charing Stations’.

ATUM comes from the house of Visaka which is known for its sustainable products such as Vnext Fibre Cement Boards, The Wonder Yarn, ATUM Charge solar powered EV charging station, ATUM Life Sustainable Experience Centre. ATUM has patents in India, USA, and South Africa.

The first project was initiated with Sharjah Investment Authority for construction of a new mosque at Khrofakkan beach, which has ATUM Solar Roof. The project was successfully handover and is fully operational now.