SUNSLATES land themselves quite flexibly in a system design. Each Sunslate is connected to series, connected with a locking connector wire, forming a string of ten, twenty or any number subject to the specification of the system. The SUNSLATES are relatively light, thin and durable. Because of this thin and rugged profile, we have been able to develop a SUNSLATE hybrid system which combines solar electric and solar thermal into one integrated system which has the capability of a solar conversion efficiency of ratio of fifty percent or better subject to locations, without sacrificing the aesthetics. Currently there is no comparable product with such high energy conversion ratio that would provide electricity and thermal combined with an aesthetic design in the market.
The SUNSLATES hybrid system is what drew the attention of the Lean Green Foundation to choose the Atlantis product for their Future House USA project at the Olympic Village in Beijing.. Ten countries display their Future Houses but the American House is the only Zero Net Energy, non-toxic design in the Future House Community. In July of 2009, two US Secretaries, Dr. Steven Chu, Department of Energy and Mr. Gary Locke, Department of Commerce visited and was impressed. In addition, the Sunslate has gotten numerous awards throughout the years.