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London Embassy Solar Facade

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.

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The Carol Roberts Field House Canopy at Yale University

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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2014 Solar Decathlon – Techstyle Haus

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. 

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Carnegie Hall Gala Tent

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.

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Solar Facade Module for Artists for Humanity

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.

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Interior Solar Curtains

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.

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Pvilion x CL Talon Solar Facades

Solar Powered Cladding

Pvilion is proud to launch its first collaboration with CL Talon: a robust, lightweight, and easy to install solar facade system. Built using integrated solar cells and thermally isolated support system, the Pvilion x CL Talon facade system produces more energy on a vertical facade than many buildings can generate on their rooftops. 

Solar Facades

Pvilion’s solar facades serve multiple purposes. They reduce solar heat gain, reduce heating loads, and increase a building’s energy production capability. Using a patent-pending lamination and connection system, the Pvilion Solar Facade can generate up to 20 watts per square foot of surface area. For a typical vertical face, Pvilion Technology can produce 30+ kW per floor.