The company was initially founded as Atlantis Energy Systems Inc in 1994. However, two years back, Atlantis Energy Systems began working with Columbia University and sought to change the production side of the company, thus establishing the AGP we know today. Conversely, the design and experimentation side of the company became the Sustainable Product Development Labs (SPDLabs), headed by Frank Pao, who had guided the Atlantis Energy Systems for the past 17 years.
Currently, AGP specializes in solar-based power generation and utilizes European methods of building roofs with counter battens. “This type of framework allows us to place wires and panels in a secure and effective manner,” explains Morrissey. Today, AGP holds the patents for active building products (ABUP) and active building materials (ABUM)—trademarked by SPDLabs—which empowers the company to effectively work with weathering skins for buildings and ensure that the panels are fitted in a structurally safe and sound way. “Our panels can withstand extreme heat and the coldest of winters,” mentions Morrissey.
Displaying such expertise in roofing architecture, AGP has a slew of products designed to help an establishment become self-sufficient in their energy usage. Some of the company’s innovations that enable solar and thermal energy generation are TallSlates, Building Integrated Thermal Energy Roofing Systems (BITERS), Sunslates5, and Sunslates6. The BITERS system, for instance, is a heat-transferring tool developed by Atlantis USA and is owned by SPDLabs. Along with these solutions, AGP also provides commercial buildings with the canopy and facade BIPV glass products to deliver the most comprehensive, holistic energy solution.
To further elucidate on AGP’s capabilities, Morrissey recalls one of their biggest commercial projects: providing an aesthetic lighting and canopy glass for the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. “We covered an approximate 32.8 feet-wide perimeter—from the nosebleed seats to the top of the compound—with our solar and LED lighting products,” he says. Depending on the football teams’ color themes, the LED panels brighten the night sky with an array of powerful lights, or as Morrissey puts it, “color mood rings.”
AGP has a slew of products designed to help an establishment become self-sufficient in their energy usage