Member - Donald Sinclair Richardson

Leading edge photovoltaic parking structures

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2012
Company Size 2
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Founders Donald Sinclair Richardson
Headquarters 410 Benefit Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
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Donald Sinclair Richardson


The Arcuate Canopy is a high strength, lightweight, very long-life composite structure which supports any PV panel systems and captures rain and snow melt for re-use, for parking lots and related areas. For clients who want to have secure and robust on-site sustainable PV power, reduced run-off and recovered water, near zero maintenance of the frame, and last for 50-75 years. Supports micro-grids and vehicle-charging. Requires a short installation period, and minimum site interruption. We used marine and aviation materials technology to develop the Canopy, to make it lightweight, but incredibly strong, durable, and designed to withstand 120mph winds acting upon four of snow. To minimize concrete we achieved one yard of concrete per column with minimal excavation. Hollow composite piles are driven or cored to limit site impact and minimize business disruption. To establish public support and increase positivity for Renewables we concentrated on aesthetic value, and responses have been uniformly positive. We sought the balance and grace of a gliding wing and the positive reactions indicate we achieved that.
Headquarters 410 Benefit Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean Water and
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Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 11
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Blue-green, composites-based, PV parking structure which captures rainwater and snow melt for re-use. It has an extremely low maintenance factor and extremely long life-cycle.

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Available inUnited States, Categories of applicationClean water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communitiesSector of applicationWater distribution and use, Clean energy production, Energy distribution & management, Materials and chemistry, Urban and inter-urban mobility, Communities infrastructures Status Tested implementation