Solmotiv is a solar engineering design firm focused on integrating solar technologies into the architectural envelope.

Solar Products & Projects

Solmotiv has over a decade of experience with solar technologies of diverse types and applications.  We take a comprehensive view of your objectives to optimize solar product or project based opportunites.


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Christopher Klinga, P.E., Principal & Founder

As a 12-year industry veteran, Chris brings a unique skill-set to architectural solar applications. He has an extensive background in solar installation design and product development.

His career started by developing cutting-edge solar modules and racking systems at Lumos Solar. Chris’s innovations enabled Lumos to lead the niche market that they established and their products are distributed globally today.

Chris has a tireless passion for tackling the most challenging solar installations and product development opportunities. He regularly provides consulting services across a wide array of solar installation projects and products.

In addition to being the Principal and Founder of Solmotiv Design, Chris serves as the Technical Director of the Architectural Solar Association, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. He has obtained NABCEP PV Installer certification, and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Texas.

When Chris isn’t integrating solar into the architectural envelope, he is most likely climbing, biking, or backcountry skiing with his wife and two sons.