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Solar Canopy at Cascades Bridge

Pvilion is partnered 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.

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Solar Sail Carport in Pflugerville, TX

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. 

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Miami Beach Bandshell Canopy

Pvillion was approached by The Rhythm Foundation, a not-for-profit organization highlighting live music in Miami, to design and build a solar powered architectural canopy. The mission was as follows – add a canopy that will provide shade from the sun and rain protection in keeping with and honoring this historical cultural facility. Pvilion’s compelling design was quickly accepted by the City of Miami Beach.

The final design is a functional work of art. The circular geometry of the canopy is designed to be economical, elegant and effective. The look of the canopy was inspired by the beloved circular forms originally designed by the renowned Miami Modern architect Norman N. Giller. In addition to its fun and practical design, the canopy’s shape allows it to work similarly to an inverted umbrella or in fashion with Miami Beach, a martini glass, with an enhanced drainage system to account for water. The durable fabric of the canopy can withstand most Florida wind thresholds and can also be retracted in the event of a hurricane. The canopy continues the play of circles and cantilevers as it spans 70’ on a single column over the original terrazzo dance floor. The canopy is also adorned with decorative energy efficient, solar powered, turtle-friendly lights around the perimeter.

Architect on Record: Giller & Giller, Inc

General Contractor: Design – Build Construction, Inc.

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Pvilion Solar Canopies at The New York Botanical Garden

Aesthetic appeal is important in a botanic garden, which is why the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) chose The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) as the launch site for Pvilion’s Solar Powered Canopy structures. Pvilion, a Brooklyn based solar-powered fabric products company, has installed solar canopies which are not only functional and environmentally friendly, but pleasant to look at when one is standing on the grounds of the Botanical Garden.

 “As the city’s botanical gardens reopen and welcome back visitors to enjoy the peace and tranquility of their living collections, we’re thrilled to support this collaboration between the New York Botanical Garden, Pvilion, and DCAS,” said Gonzalo Casals, NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner.

Intended to provide NYBG visitors a place where they can seek shade, enjoy a beverage and recharge their mobile devices, the eight (8) solar canopies, designed, engineered, and installed by Pvilion, provide ample space to relax while staying socially distanced.

Pvilion engineered a fabric that incorporates photovoltaic cells, which generate electricity with sun exposure. As part of New York City’s emission reduction efforts, seven (7) of the canopies contribute energy directly to the city’s power grid. One (1) structure powers a bank of batteries used by NYBG and by Garden visitors to charge their mobile phones, and other devices.

The solar canopies are a pilot project operated by Pvilion under the Innovative Demonstrations for Energy Adaptability (IDEA) Program, an initiative of the City of New York’s DCAS’ Division of Energy Management. The program encourages businesses, innovators, and entrepreneurs to create transformative opportunities and to foster a culture of innovation.

NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Casals added that “DCAS’s IDEA program that funded the installation of these innovative, solar powered pavilions on NYBG’s extraordinary grounds is just one way the City partners with cultural organizations to lead the way in fostering sustainable design – something that’s more urgently needed than ever.” 

The goal is to find solutions to the challenges facing manufacturers and businesses through partnerships with private sector business entities, with emphasis placed on technology to help the City reduce carbon emissions.

“The climate crisis is real and it’s urgent, and that is why the City of New York is taking action to reduce carbon emissions and build a more sustainable future,” said Lisette Camilo, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. “It’s only fitting that The New York Botanical Garden, a place known for its greenery, will be leading the way with green energy technologies.”

Pvilion’s design stands out for its flexible durability, minimal weight, energy efficiency and ease of installation. With the recent need to shift activity outside, Pvilion’s technology has become a necessary, quick, and reliable solution for shelter and energy. The NYBG structures were erected by a handful of workers and operational within a minimal amount of time. Pvilion’s products are not only visually pleasing, but they are helping the world we live in today to achieve a better tomorrow.

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Davis Tent and Awnings: Escape and go off grid

A camping adventure is a great way to disconnect from the day-to-day grind while connecting with the great outdoors.  Still, access to some basic appliances can make a camping trip so much more comfortable.  With Pvilion Solar-Powered Awnings now a part of the Davis Tents and Awnings eco-friendly product line offerings, there is no excuse to not be comfortable when camping. 

Pvilion is an industry leader in providing solar powered canopy structures that are light weight, flexible, easy to install, yet durable, energy efficient and above all environmentally friendly.  Pvilion’s products are turnkey and support unique space and location configurations. Davis Tent and Awnings, with Pvilion’s state-of-the-art technology, offers a cost effective, quick and reliable outdoor structure solution. The solar awning can be erected and electrically operational within a minimal amount of time. 

The Base Model can power lighting in addition to small appliances and charge mobile devices such as cellular phones. The more deluxe Comfort Model can power campground lighting in addition to larger appliances such as, televisions, mobile devices, climate control units, cooking ranges. Covered by solar cell integrated fabric and complete with a battery kit, the awning, when setup in a location that receives sunlight, can be operated independently for up to 3 days. The solar awning can be custom sized to fit any Davis Tent.  The solar fabric is flexible, yet durable and energy efficient. NO CARBON FOOTPRINT IS LEFT BEHIND!

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Tommy Hilfiger Solar Clothing

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.