Staten Island Children’s Museum

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Visitors to the Staten Island Children’s Museum, in Staten Island, New York, will learn about renewable energy from a new 2,200 square-foot tensile structure featuring a translucent, photovoltaic fabric roof. Designed by Marpillero Pollak Architects, the exterior pavilion (the Meadow Structure) uses thin photovoltaic strips affixed to its fabric cover to produce electricity.

A rooftop vertical-axis wind turbine also powers an exhibit inside the museum, and a skylight wind scoop passively ventilates the building’s main stairwell.

 

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Goetz built the new wind-scoop skylight, comprising a rotating cowl and a colorful, translucent rotating drum that uses stack-effect air circulation to passively ventilate the building.

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Photo credit: Marpillero Pollak Architects

RI Senator Whitehouse visits Goetz Composites

Twitter picOn January 21st, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visited our shop in Bristol to hear about the innovative work our company is doing in Rhode Island, and how this work can create jobs in the state. During his visit, we shared our plans for growth and discussed how he can help support the success of Rhode Island’s innovation economy at the federal level. This visit was the first stop in a series that Senator Whitehouse is holding with innovative businesses that are helping to strengthen the state’s economy.

Balsa tooling

Here at the shop our CNC machine is cutting right and left hull molds from laminated blocks of balsa. Balsa grows in Central and South America and is considered a weed. It grows very rapidly and is a renewable resource. In 6 to 10 years the tree is ready for cutting, having reached a height of 60 to 90 feet tall and a diameter of 12 to 45 inches.

Maxi Refit

Goetz latest project is happening off location in Somerset MA where we are installing a cruising interior in a large race boat.

Falcon is a carbon fiber 80’ Nelson / Marek ILC Maxi. Goetz is custom building an additional head, owner’s stateroom and galley. Our technicians have set up shop with the Goetz Mobile Unit.

Carbon Fiber weight reduction

A Hinckley 48 flybridge is coming together fast. The carbon part will reduce weight up high helping to deliver a better ride and increase fuel savings.

Hinckley is a trend setter so you are likely to see more carbon and prepreg resin systems used in high quality production boats.