pvilion is at
the forefront
of solar fabric technology. 

Our products range from stand-alone solar canopies, solar military tents, grid-tied long span structures, solar powered charging stations to solar powered curtains, building facades, backpacks and clothing. What we do is simple in theory – we integrate solar cells with fabric, and we build fabric products that generate electricity. Effectively, any surface that is getting hit by the sun, can be a fabric that generates electricity.

Pvilion represents over a 10-year collaboration between Colin Touhey, an electrical engineer and Todd Dalland, a pioneering designer and inventor in the field of lightweight structures, and Robert Lerner, AIA, an architect who has led new technology development programs involving lightweight, deployable structures for NASA, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

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Colin Touhey

CO-Founder and CEO

Colin is an electrical engineer specializing in renewable energy technology. He has worked in wind, solar, and ocean energy, receiving grants from NASA and NYSERDA among others. Colin is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a solar installer.

Todd Dalland

CO-Founder and President

Todd is a pioneering designer and inventor in the field of lightweight structures and integrated flexible photovoltaics. He holds numerous patents, was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in 1996, and is a LEED Green Associate.  Dalland was the 2011 recipient of the Bruce Wodetzki Award. Earlier start-ups include FTL Solar (2006) and FTL Design Engineering Studio (1977).

Robert Lerner, AIA

CO-Founder and Vice President

Robert has successfully lead new technology development programs for NASA, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Airforce all in the area of lightweight deployable structures. He has been an industry leader in developing new applications for thin film flexible photovoltaics. He is an award winning designer and inventor, and is a licensed architect in New York State.

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