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July 19, 2013

Portable solar pavillion

A carbon fiber tube ring is deformed into shape by the tailoring of skin which binds it. The frame pushes out while the skin pulls in, creating a form-force equilibrium that is lightweight, cost-efficient, and easy to assemble and disassemble. The pavillion is designed so that when it is disassembled it will fit inside the V60’s trunk dimensions for easy transportation.

It unfolds to have an area about double or triple the surface area of the car for more solar power collection.

The fabric has embedded Photovoltaic panels and light collected from the sun or indoor artificial lighting to power the pavillion and charge the V60 model on show. The car will ‘plug’ directly into the pavillion’s skin.







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