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Timber Solar Pergola  

Location: Barcelona and other potential european & world cities.

Project support:
Fundación Arquia, Beca de Emprendimiento social 2017

Project status: under development
A clean energy Timber pre-fab Solar Pergola which can be implemented on city buildings rooftops, creating new communitary spaces for gathering and at the same time providing clean energy to the building itself ( communal areas, Parking lightning, Intercom,etc). Neighbors will be able to monitor their canopy production at every moment via an App and at a macro-scale city data will be collected in order to have city indicators. A certified and sustainable timber soft structure will be digitally fabricated and easily assembled on the site. We propose a “tool-kit” of elements which can be added to the Pergola, in example, planters with cables for growing vegetation, LED lightning, shadow side-screens, etc. A replicable project for different cities which can help democratize the way electricity is consumed and distributed on our neighborhoods.

Technical data:
Pergola area: 25 m2
Power installed= 3.6 Kw
Estimated production: 4567 Kwh/year
Adaptable to install batteries.

A new modular solar + social pergola which brings together people, re-activating the existing building’s rooftop spaces while providing clean energy for the building itself. We are switching toward a new cleaner energy model, why can’t we install these light structures on our now empty and unused rofftops? 

Fossil fuels haved cause a lot of damage, we need to move towards this new clean energy model for our growing population

We see city rooftops as an unexploited opportunity to become new social gathering spaces and areas to produce our own energy

Greener and active rooftops- Image source : Barcelona City council

From an unused and exposed rooftop to a new green and active space

Each rooftop will become a production node on the matrix, giving energy to the communal areas of the building. Savings on electric bill per year.  Image source : Barcelona City council

The pergola is modular & flexible enough so people can decide on the number of high-performance photovoltaic panels to be added.

The idea is to have digitally prefabricated structure elements which are prepared to be assembled and joined with the other parts in an easy manner.

We can become Prosumers as well as active users of our rooftop spaces.

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