PHILADELPHIA, May 4 /PRNewswire/ — SRS Energy, a leading developer of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products, is pleased to announce that its Sole Power Tile(TM) has been awarded the Gold prize in the Industrial Design category of the 2010 Edison Best New Product Awards. New and innovative products in eleven categories were recognized for innovation and invention in the spirit of Thomas Alva Edison, America’s greatest inventor and innovator. With this prestigious award, the Sole Power Tile, the first curved BIPV roofing product designed for clay mission-style roofing systems, joins some of the most innovative companies and products in the United States.
“Innovation is more important now than ever,” said Sarah Miller Caldicott, great grandniece of Thomas Edison, and Chairperson of the Edison Awards Steering Committee. “The Edison Award winners are the moving parts in the engine of economic growth. They inspire people to think outside the box and their results improve the lives of people around the world.” Among the notable winners are the Honeywell Wind Turbine from Windtronics, the Tata Nano Automobile from Tata Motors in India, and Betty Crocker’s gluten-free dessert mixes from General Mills. Other gold award winners include Proctor and Gamble, General Electric, and Motorola. The Sole Power Tile was recognized for its seamless Sunbelt aesthetics and premium functionality as a solar roof tile. Also within the Industrial Design category, Motorola was awarded the Silver prize for its APX(TM) 7000 First Responder Radio, and Delta was awarded the Bronze prize for its Pilar® Kitchen Faucet with Touch20. In 2009, Apple was awarded the Gold prize in the Industrial Design category for its MacBook Air