Visaka Industries’ ATUM integrated solar roof division acquires 20 years patent rights


Visaka Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of cement roofing sheets in the country, 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. Today, we have a true innovation from India for the solar industry.”

“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.

“Today, if you need a roof over your head, if you need power- the roof should be Atum – the electric roof. It’s time to look forward it’s time to innovate.”