Solar hemisphere is a self-sufficient and transportable solar powered tent for temporary living. It is capable of powering and recharging electronic devices in off grid-areas and thus enables to stay connected when camping or hiking. Inspired by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, Solar hemisphere can be packed to a very compact shape, light and easy to transport. This is only made possible by the outstanding flexibility and lightness of Hanergy thin film power technology.

When open, Solar hemisphere has a diameter of 2400 mm, its maximum headroom is 1100 mm and it comfortably accommodates up to three people. When flattened it is 200x400x700mm, about the size of a backpack. The pattern of the thin film photovoltaic cells on the outer surface of the dome is reminiscent of the sun path projected on a hemisphere. The 446 strips of different lengths constitute a 3,5 sqm of thin film photovoltaic material. The pattern also suggests the orientation at which solar fold performs more efficiently with the entrance zip placed towards the suggested north.

        1. Fully unfolded tent                         2. Partially open and                   3. Packable to a very              4. The groundsheet becomes                    with zipper opening                            easy to fold                                 compact shape                        a bag for the folded dome          

        1. Fully unfolded tent                         2. Partially open and                   3. Packable to a very              4. The groundsheet becomes                    with zipper opening                            easy to fold                                 compact shape                        a bag for the folded dome          

The structure of the dome is made out of semi-rigid coated polyester triangular sheets reinforced in correspondence to the folding edges, the 4,5 sqm polyethylene groundsheet also functions as bag for the folded dome. The top of the dome and centre of the folding pattern allows natural light and ventilation through some special openings. A breathable inner polyester layer also contributes to avoid condensation.

 

 

Origami tent

 

Hanergy thin film power

2015