Flanigan's Eco-Logic

Christopher Klinga, P.E. on Applications of Architectural Solar Glass

July 22, 2022 Christopher Klinga
Flanigan's Eco-Logic
Christopher Klinga, P.E. on Applications of Architectural Solar Glass
Show Notes

In this episode of Flanigan's Eco-Logic, Ted speaks with Christopher Klinga, Owner / Principal Engineer at Solmotiv, a Boulder, Colorado-based firm focused on applications of architectural glass. Ted and Chris discuss the definitions of BIPV-- building integrated photovoltaics - and architectural solar, the latter being fully baked into a building's design process. 

Chris notes that in many cases, architectural solar can replace building construction components, like window walls of PV IGU -- the insulated glass units common in commercial buildings and skylights. They also dig deeper into PV Rapid Shutdown requirements, and then switch to the personal, discussing the magnet that drew Chris to Colorado, and his love for skiing and climbing.