Energy producing structure
Kinegrity represents a design solution for the integration of dual axis sun trackers to lightweight roof structures. This is done with a kinetic tensegrity structure with a stable membrane roof and hinging vertical struts. The struts punch through the roof at the high points of the membrane roof. On top of the struts pv cells are connected that can follow the path of the sun as a result of the kinetic hinging of the struts in the tensegrity.
Directing solar panels towards the sun results in an increased efficiency up to 50%.
‘Don’t fight forces, use them.’ Tensegrity is a structural lightweight system which is capable of long spans with low material use.
Through manipulation of certain cable lengths it is possible to hinge the struts in desired directions.