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.
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.
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.
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.
These solar sails serve multiple functions! Installed for a corporate event, these highboys provided space to eat and hide from the summer sun. The event was a success and the highboys provided charging stations for the attendees to charge their cell phones.
Pvilion built and installed the solar canopies at Yankee Pier to provide shade for passengers waiting for the ferry to Brooklyn, and to power the lighting that turns the canopies into a Governors Island icon at night – visible from Brooklyn, and for a mile up and down the East River. These economical, multi-year solar frame tents were constructed for a budget comparable to that of renting commercial tents for one season.
The colorful fabric solar panels are attached to the canopy fabric and frame in a playful “zig-zag” pattern. Pedestal platforms high up on the metal frame support the battery boxes that store the solar electricity that powers the LED RGB lighting bars suspended from the top of the frame.