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Visaka Industries Limited in Telangana, a sustainable materials developer, announced that its integrated solar roof will provide power for the Climate Lab at Anant University’s Ahmedabad campus. Visaka will also supply Vnext fiber cement boards to the University, which are an eco-friendly option for climate-damaging plywood or gypsum.
Visaka’s Atum Solar Roof will cover the Lab’s 4,200 sq. ft and generate 70 kW of solar energy to power the Lab. ATUM is an Integrated Solar Rooﬁng System that checks out all the functions of a traditional roof while generating energy.
According to the company, Atum’s solar roof is an excellent alternative to metal sheets and sloped RCC or clay tiles for residential, industrial, and commercial buildings. The roof can produce up to 40% more electricity than traditional solar rooftops, and it has a minimum life expectancy of 25 years. It can withstand fire damage for more than 2.5 hours and wind speeds up to 255 kmph.
A Visaka spokesperson stated that the installation required a steel structural grid to mount the Atum solar roof module, accessories to anchor them on the steel structure, as well as BOS and inverters for commissioning the plant depending on whether it is an on-grid or off-grid system.
Atum has been successfully installed in many Indian locations, including Mumbai, Maharashtra, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, Telangana, and Sharjah (UAE).