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Studio Formwork Solarskin System Converts Structures Without Renovation

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Mar 21, 2010 • References: studioformwork and treehugger
Solarskin by Studio Formwork is a lightweight inflatable polymer and foam tubing solar collector panel system for wrapping facades, buildings and surfaces. The system allows inflatable solar components to be zipped together for a temporary energy-gathering building facade or stand alone structure.

The zip-together solar skins are made of white foam cylinder perimeter pieces house an inflatable polymer lined with thin film mylar printed solar cells. The Solarskin can stand alone to create a temporary shelter or be added to an existing structure.