The solar collection systems industry has two major types of manufacturer-high
volume mass marketers and small customized contractors. Custom system contractors have lacked the engineering expertise and
funds to scale up for mass production. Major manufacturers have pursued a strategy of standardized products and high volume
sales showing a lack of commitment to ongoing Research and Development, hindering the progress of overall product improvement.
Manufacturer production has been focused upon expanding markets for existing designs rather than new product development.
The new pending patents for these products encompass a durable and replaceable protective covering, making
each panel lightweight, thus eliminating the common breakable glass design. With this cover over the electric photovoltaic
laminates, costly laminate life is prolonged and almost doubled by the cover's UV-ray covering composition with less than
half the weight of glass covered panels. Extended life of the photovoltaic laminates
is vital to the panel's long-term viability and efficiency. Moreover, this puts the products into a higher classification
of the building code requirements and reduces the time for a return on investment to almost half of that for conventional
Unique Value Proposition:
The ISRSI products
are unique to the market at this time. They were developed to incorporate roof
insulation factors while producing energy for use in the household. The solar
units were designed to mimic traditional roofing materials, making them more aesthetically acceptable for a more diverse customer base. In addition, ISRSI is the only
company to offer the electric, thermal, and hybrid collectors in both the slate shingle and terracotta barrel roof styles.
The ISRSI target market includes residential and commercial applications where the owner desires to supplement
their hot water or electrical needs utilizing solar energy. The market has been
segmented into two distinct classifications; existing structures and new construction.