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Mission:

To substantially reduce energy use, costs and pollution by manufacturing and selling opaque radiation-resistant insulation products for use worldwide at competitive prices.

ORRI products could cut by half the global electricity used to heat and cool buildings (22% of U.S. total electricity consumption), which will substantially reduce, globally, the 21.4 billion metric tons of pollutants that fossil fuels spew into the atmosphere annually. Fully implemented, over time this insulation would reduce atmospheric pollution from unnecessary cooling and heating by more than three hundred million metric tons per year in the U.S. alone

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ORRI technology could cut in half the cooling and heating energy required for the million plus new residential units built each year in the U.S. alone, as well as the millions more existing buildings, which could be retrofitted cost-efficiently without government subsidies. Energy savings can quickly amortize the capital expense of re-insulating existing buildings with this technology. It could create a vibrant retrofitting industry, which today lacks cost-effectiveness, even with government subsidies. It could thereby create many new construction jobs.

At the end of our demonstration of ORRI, five engineers with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) recognized the potential energy savings and moisture elimination that can be achieved with this technology. (See “Code Recommendations” at the end of our Technology Page above concerning their CA Title 24 recommendation.)

Proof of Concept:

Radiation-resistant insulation in opaque walls and roofs can require less energy than glass wall and window insulation because:

Below: the First Look industrial building in Hagerstown, Maryland, built in 1995 with a vented version of ORRI, used less than 1/4 of its building code-required heating and cooling equipment, and it consumed less than 1/4 of the electricity for heating and cooling projected by its utility company. First Look had to prove to its utility company that it was not bypassing its meter .



Advanced Soleil Insulation

The Company has patents pending on newly advanced versions of ORRI that can be made in boards or rolls 3/4 inch thick, enhanced with venting, and/or bonded to or used in conjunction with conventional insulation. Made with standard materials and manufacturing processes, this insulation can augment fiberglass, insulation board, structural insulation panels (SIPs), blown insulation and even canvas tents.

In its written opinion, the International Searching Authority, under the auspices of the International Patent Cooperation Treaty, accepted the Company's basic patent application claims for a radiant barrier with adjacent recesses within a single insulation product as not in conflict with patents of any member nations, including the U.S.

Marketing & Manufacture

Due to lack of funding, the Company has not been able to market and manufacture Soleil patent pending products, and currently it has no engagement other than pursuing funding and its patent application. Potential investors, the U.S. Department of Energy and others have declined to support this disruptive technology, often stating or implying reluctance due to opposition by multibillion-dollar companies.