Worlds largest installation of BIPV louvres for an Art Museum in Texas

Posted on May 7, 2014

Ertex Solar have completed an extraordinary solar project in the USA 

The glass roof of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, designed by architect Renzo Piano, has become the site of a spectacular installation of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) louvers.  This installation of BIPV movable louvers is the largest of its kind in the world.

Since the end of October 2013, a total of 2,403 moving layers, over a total area of 1,000 m², have been in use both to control daylight as well as the production of almost 1.4 MWh of clean, green electricity: enough to meet the annual consumption needs of about 500 households a year.

The challenge for ertex solar and GIG facade installers was the architect's requirement for functionality and stable solar yields.

To view a short film showcasing the installation of the roof and louvres go to


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