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 opportunities.

Our Services

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Product and project based solutions that encompass electrical, mechanical & structural disciplines.



We provide insight into the complex architectural solar supply chain. If you’re faced with challenges in the early or late stages of a complex solar project, contact us.

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Leveraging 12 years of architectural product development expertise. We provide tailored consulting services to the building industry.

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Construction Management

The complex nature of architectural solar must be handled by individuals with intimate knowledge of the design and manufacturing processes.

Who We Serve

Solar Installers | Project Developers | Real Estate Developers | Municipalities Architects | Building Engineers | Resorts & Private Islands | Architectural Product Companies

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Solmotiv Design serves a wide range of clients, ranging from Solar Installers, Project Developers, Real Estate Developers, Architects, Building Engineers, Municipalities, Resorts & Private Islands and Architectural Product Companies


Solmotiv designs, engineers and installs custom solar solutions for a wide array of clients. Featured below are some of our favorite projects.


Our Team


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. (LinkedIn Profile)


Ross Cooper, Design Engineer I

Originally hailing from the Green Mountain state, Ross is a rising star at Solmotiv and contributes to many of the company’s projects.

Recently, Ross helped fabricate Solmotiv’s off-grid LED light assemblies at the West Colfax Typha bus stop, and implemented the solar controller circuits and battery boxes that power the lights. Ross also produces designs, models and prototypes for commercial products. (LinkedIn Profile)

Contact Us

Interested in working together? Schedule a design consultation below.

Solmotiv Design
1035 Pearl St. Suite 206
Boulder, CO 80302

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