Gallery: Staten Island Children’s Museum Gets a Striking New Solar-Powe...

The interactive Staten Island Children's Museum has a striking new outdoor shade structure that does more than just provide a cool place for a picnic. The PFTE tensile pavilion is topped with integrated thin-film photovoltaics that work to generate electricity for low-voltage lighting. Designed by Marpillero Pollak Architects in conjunction with Birdair, Inc., a tensile structor fabricator, the Meadow Structure is a playful space that also educates visitors about renewable energy.

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