ASA Management

 
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Browning Rockwell - Executive director

Over his 36-year career, Browning has mastered a range of disciplines related to international business, project development and technical management. He has founded and led several not-for-profit associations in the Middle East which are aimed at furthering the growth of solar energy, including the Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA), Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Associations (SASIA) and Solar GCC Alliance.

Email: browningr@archsolar.org

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Christopher Klinga, P.E. - Technical Director

Chris is a licensed, professional structural engineer, with 10-years of hands-on experience in the architectural solar industry. He has an extensive background in solar installation design and operations and architectural solar product development. In addition to his efforts with ASA, Chris operates his own solar product development firm SolMotiv Design, which consults directly with the full value chain of both PV and curtain wall industries. Chris is also a co-inventor on 3 solar technology patents and 3 pending patents. Chris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Email: chris@archsolar.org

 
 
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Renato Macconi - Regional Manager, eu

Renato is a 10-year veteran of the architectural solar industry and is the founder of EnergyGlass, an Italian architectural solar glass manufacturing and consulting firm. He has extensive experience in project feasibility analysis, technology selection and implementation. Renato understands the full value chain of BIPV and brings an illustrious background to the ASA team.

Email: renato@archsolar.org

 
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Anoop Babu - Regional Manager, Middle East

Anoop is driven by a passion for renewable energy and has spearheaded numerous development projects in the Middle East and Asia over the past eight years. He has experience with BIPV projects from small to large and is known for showcasing architectural creativity when incorporating photovoltaics into building structures. Anoop is experienced with colored solar glass manufacturing (Kromatix) and contract manufacturing of solar panels. He regularly facilitates collaboration between developers, architects, consultants, manufacturers, PV installers and local regulatory authorities. In addition to his contribution to ASA, Anoop is an appointed BIPV Solar Expert with German Energy Consultants and GOPA International Energy Consultants Gmbh in Dubai, UAE.

Email: anoop@archsolar.org

 
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Inga Ebert - Regional Manager, North america

Inga brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the ASA team with a Masters Degree in urban planning and a MBA focused on renewables. She has been involved with building-integrated PV since 2013 and organized several successful BIPV events in Canada. In her MBA thesis “Developing the Market Potential for BIPV in Canada,” Inga identified barriers, success factors, and formulated recommendations that promote a wider dissemination of BIPV technology in Canada. Inga has also worked for the Natural Resources Canada CanmetENERGY research center, further highlighting her vast experience and network in the solar and green building industries. 

Email: inga@archsolar.org

 
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STAN pipkin - Regional Manager, USA

Since 2007, Stan has co-managed and owned Lighthouse Solar in Austin, TX. He has been involved in the shaping of local and state policy to foster the growth of solar energy.  In addition, Stan runs an architectural design practice, Pipkinc., focusing on residential, commercial and civic projects. He has found considerable overlap between integrated solar design and holistic architectural design services. 

In 2000 he co-founded a research and design collective, Spurse, which has engaged in community design projects, material research and process consulting for institutions and organizations ranging from the Guggenheim Museum to The Land Institute. Their work has included exhibitions, workshops, lectures, participatory community design projects, product development and architectural design.  Lecture and workshop venues have included MIT, Rhode Island School of Design, Maine College of Art and the Guggenheim.

While managing and growing all aspects of Lighthouse Solar, Stan worked closely with a number of industry innovators, including Lumos Solar on the development of its architectural solar product suite. Stan holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas, his skill-set sits at the nexus of solar energy and architecture.

Email: stan@archsolar.org

 
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Rajesh Kulkarni - Regional Manager, India

Rajesh has been an electronics engineering professional for last 22 years. For the past 17 years he has been engaged with Hensel Electric India Private Limited. Responsibilities include Head of Product Management, and Head of Solar Sales & Marketing for India, UAE and South Africa. Hensel is a subsidiary of Gustav Hensel GmbH Co. & KG, a 90 year old German pioneer in the field of electrical installation & distribution Systems.

Email: rajesh@archsolar.org

 

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