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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 Sails at Skyland Park, Atlanta

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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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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Solar Fabric Carport at Google

Integrating fabric and solar cells is our unique specialty at Pvilion. This amazing project was developed, engineered and installed by Pvilion. Titled as a “masterpiece,” the carport has the ability to charge many vehicles at once with its high-efficiency solar cells supported by durable state of the art fabric.

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Pvilion Solar Structures Use By Schools

Faced with the challenges of opening and operating within the social distance guidelines, many school districts and college campuses need to expand quickly using temporary structures and many are looking to companies like Pvilion to meet their needs. Pvilion provides solar canopy structures that are light weight, flexible, and easy to install, yet durable and energy efficient.  The Pvilion design supports unique space requirements and customizations.  Pvilion’s technology has become a cost effective, quick and reliable structure solution. Its solar canopies can be erected and electrically operational within a minimal amount of time.

Pvilion solar canopies provide structures within which students can gather and be instructed, protected from the elements while maintaining safe social distances.  Pvilion’s canopies use solar fabric to generate environmentally safe power from the sun.  Power that can be used for lighting, air conditioning, heating and to power mobile devices such as laptop computers and cellular phones.

With recent technological advances, solar power has become more economical. Its proven advantage over fossil fuels is that there is no environmental harm in using it.  As a result, schools are finding installing Pvilian’s solar power canopy structures that can meet both short- and long-term needs while cutting costs associated with erecting temporary structures.