The Carol Roberts Field House, design by KG&D Architects, is the locker room, training room, coach's office, meeting space and observation deck for the women's field hockey and softball teams. Pvilion provided design assist services to KG&D Architects for the Canopy and was the Contractor for the fabrication and installation of the Canopy.
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Client: Production Glue
10 solar highboys use Pvilion's proprietary flexible solar technology and fabric structure design. This project offers a stunning combination of energy production, beautiful art, and functional fabrication and installation techniques.
Pvilion’s removable solar clutch allows easy access to mobile charging, incorporating a battery and a USB port to power your phone. Utilizing the iconic Tommy color palette of red and blue, Pvilion’s solar cell texture matches that of the durable saffiano leather, making a smooth and subtle solar surface that is practically invisible. Simply walk outside and see your phone charge as soon as the sun hits it.
Using its proprietary lamination process, coupled with 40+ years as leaders in tensile structure design, Pvilion has developed permanent solar powered canopy products that are scalable for your shade and power needs.
These innovative lightweight structures not only provide shade and solar energy, but LED lighting and mobile charging using built-in USB ports. Either grid-tied or off-grid, Pvilion's canopies are customizable with scalable battery back-up systems depending on your installation needs.
Whether your project is one-of-a-kind or boasts multiple structures, Pvilion's solar canopies can be engineered for a single, two or four pole configuration. Pvilion's code-compliant solar fabric structures are the perfect sustainable solution with a story to tell.
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We designed and built 100 custom tents for the Battery Conservancy’s Midsummer Fair on June 25th and 26th, celebrating the completion of the Battery Oval!
The weekend-long event engaged the public with the region’s biodiversity, showcasing local horticulturalists and agriculturalists, and emphasizing the connection between plant and food production.
Our tents provided shade and space for vendors, those who had been carefully selected by The Battery Conservancy’s advisory board for fulfilling alternative and sustainable production goals.
Each tent was 8’ wide and 10’ deep and covered with top-of- the-line Sunbrella fabric. The versatility of the tents lend themselves to future event use!
We installed umbrellas along the party area and line formation of the SeaGlass Carousel!
Currently, the umbrellas provide beautiful shade around the Carousel. In the future, they will be equipped with solar arrays to generate electricity to charge phones in the line formation and shine light at night around the party area. The umbrellas were made with beautiful, top-of-the-line Sunbrella fabric--but don't take our word for it, go see it yourself!
We engineered, fabricated, and will install a solar wrapper for the Artists for Humanity Epicenter in Boston, Massachusetts.
Our solar trellis wrapper will enhance the aesthetic of the building as well as harvest solar energy to power it.
Artists for Humanity (AFH) is a non-profit youth center for art, science, and enterprise. AFH’s mission is to bridge socio-economic divisions by employing talented and bright underserved high schoolers to provide creative and technical services to local businesses.
The wrapper is just one project in the Epicenter’s 52,000 square feet expansion, which will also make it the largest energy positive commercial facility on the East coast.
We paired up with our corner coffee shop, Brooklyn Roasting, to construct environmentally-conscious mobile coffee stations.
The coffee carts were made from both recycled and sustainable materials; the wooden frames were built from reclaimed basketball courts, and coffee is kept either iced or hot by our solar technology.
A four-point fabric tensile canopy equipped with a solar array stretches over the top of the cart, generating electricity and providing shade. The first cart was placed right by our warehouse in the Brooklyn bridge park!
Pvilion is partnering with Figg Bridge Engineers to engineer, fabricate and install Figg's design for the first solar powered pedestrian bridge in the world. Providing electricity to power lighting for Capital Cascades Park, this landmark project is at the forefront of Tallahassee's growth.
The Cascades Solar Bridge is currently being fabricated by Pvilion at its Brooklyn workshop.
Wow. Pvilion's Interior Solar Curtains will produce enough electricity, on this mostly-glass high rise, for the lighting in the building. When you're gone, close the curtains, and the sun does the rest of the work.
Blackout curtains, pleated curtains, drapery curtains, you name it. We can do it. Over 100,000 square feet of solar fabric is being produced for this one building alone. Nothing compares to Pvilion's Solar Curtains, and the design aesthetic coupled with the computer-controlled drape system makes this the highest tech motorized curtain system in the world.
For more information on this project please contact Pvilion here.
The City of Pflugerville, TX commissioned Pvilion for it's first ever solar powered electric vehicle charging station. Powering two cars and acting as a beacon for the design-oriented city, the Solar Sail Carport is just off the tollway, and can be seen from a mile away.
Its curves, beauty, and LED lighting help identify Pvilion's customers as both stylish and sustainable. Here, thin film photovoltaics are laminated onto stainless steel sheets, then tensioned and twisted using Pvilion's patented solar tensile structure technology.
This is a prototype for hundreds more to come. The orders are now pouring in, so please contact Pvilion to reserve your Solar Strip Structure.
Integrating fabric and solar cells is at the fundamental core of the Pvilion business. With the Solar Fabric Carport, Pvilion designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs a beautiful modular carport that uses its high-efficiency solar cells and long-lasting fabric technology.
Built to be mass-produced for large scale projects, this Solar Fabric Carport product is a diamond in the rough for solar carport structures.
For more information on this project and product please contact Pvilion here.
Pvilion is designing, fabricating, and installing solar arrays on the outer curtain wall of a major new office building. Expert in BIPV integration, Pvilion is building a unique facade for a spectacular, confidential project.
Set to be installed in 2015, hundreds of custom Pvilion solar arrays will be installed throughout the office building's east, west and south facades.
For more information on this project and Solar Architecture, please contact Pvilion here.
Imagine erecting a 5,000 square foot, elegant, and grand building for events in just a few hours. Using Pvilion's high pressure air beam technology and design, this event product is the first of its kind, combining architectural design and high tech fabric work.
The Gala Event Structure has already hit the market in 2014, and will be sure to turn heads in the temporary event space. Set it up on a rooftop, in a field, or anywhere you can imagine, and this Gala Event Structure will blow your mind.
For more information on the Gala Event Structure and its installation, please contact Pvilion here.
Solar panels in any shape, any color, and any orientation are our specialty at Pvilion. The Solar Shell for LED Light Posts does just that, becoming an accessory for any light post on the market.
Just tell Pvilion the light posts you'd like to use (or buy the whole thing from us!!) and we'll work with you for a beautiful product.
For more information on this product please contact Pvilion here.
Pvilion was a Terrawatt Sponsor for this Solar Decathlon project, acting as a design consultant and visiting critic to the team of RISD, Brown University and Erfurt University faculty and students. The Techstyle Haus is the worlds first fabric Passivhaus - the 5kW solar array produces more energy than the home will use.
Pvilion designed, fabricated and installed the photovoltaic membrane.
Pvilion has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to design and produce a Solar Powered Jacket exclusively for the 2014 holiday season. The product features removable solar panels that provide energy to power electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets. These specialty jackets will be available in select Tommy Hilfiger stores across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, and online at tommy.com as of November 1, 2014.
The detachable Pvilion solar panels snap easily on and off the back of the limited-edition jackets, while a cable running discreetly through the garment’s lining connects the panels to a removable battery pack in the jacket’s front pocket. A special snap-flap closure provides easy access to the battery pack, and its double USB port allows the user to conveniently connect it with up to two mobile phones, tablets or e-reader devices via USB cord. The battery pack can also be charged via a laptop or external power outlet, and when not in use, it stores energy for use at a later time.
The water resistant, lightweight removable solar panel unit is made with flexible amorphous silicon technology developed by Pvilion. When exposed to full sunlight, the high output solar cells can fully charge the battery pack which, in turn, can fully charge a standard 1500mAh mobile device up to four times.
Pvilion has partnered with Brooklyn neighbor Lumisolair to fabricate PV arrays for their solar powered street lights. These lights have the appearance of a classic and traditional look with the benefit of a low installation cost, sustainable design, and low profile. Imagine solar without the modern look.
There is always a need for portable, temporary electrical power. Now, Pvilion's Fold-Up Solar Charger provides sustainable power for temporary or permanent applications. This 400 watt, 7' x 7' fabric blanket-sized charger can charge laptops, phones, tablets, and directly power any DC or AC electronics.
Fabricated from beginning to end in Pvilion's Brooklyn factory, this durable consumer product is an impressive feat of portable power design.
For more information on this product and to place orders please contact Pvilion here.
Utilizing the same PV stainless steel sheet technology as the Solar Sail Carport, Pvilion has developed a modular trellis system capable of fitting into virtually any structural frame. If you have connection points, Pvilion can make it work.
For more information about the Solar Trellis product, please contact Pvilion here.
Pvilion is working with Kieran Timberlake, BLHI, Permasteelisa, and Birdair to make a design dream come alive. The creation, a solar powered facade membrane, will help the new US Embassy in London be a fully self sustaining, LEED Platinum achievement.
Originally designed as close to 700 EFTE membrane structures acting as passive shading and PV energy production, these units will makeup the entire east, west, and south facades. Pvilion is now becoming one step closer to covering the world with fabric that produces its own electricity and beautifies its surroundings.
This project is still in the design/mockup phase, and will be finished by late 2015. For more information, please click here.
Pvilion is excited to offer our Solar Event Tents for temporary and semi-permanent applications. Leveraging our 30+ years of experience with the U.S. Army, Pvilion has developed a solar-powered fabric skin that is easily adaptable for small and large fabric structures. Lightweight and easy to install, this remote power solution will provide shade and reliable charging for your cell phones, tablets computers and batteries.
Whether you are hosting a large outdoor event or enjoying some off-grid camping, our Solar Event Tents have you covered.
For more information on our Solar Event Tents, please contact Pvilion here.