As one of the most experienced solar contractors in Canada’s energy industry, we are able to bring a highly talented, diverse, and motivated team to ensure your project is successful.
We work hard to serve Indigenous communities
Over half of Great Canadian Solar employees have taken the Indigenous Canada course offered by the University of Alberta, with a goal of 100%. We are committed to working with and serving Indigenous communities with respect and care.
We support women in renewable technology
Great Canadian Solar is committed to actively hiring and supporting women in renewable technology. We’re working to play a big role in creating a gender balance across our industry.
We value our communities across Western Canada
Great Canadian Solar takes every opportunity to support our community. We have partnered with organizations on causes close to our hearts, like the Kidney Foundation of Canada during the #KidneyWalk.
Our mission is to make the world better than we found it.
We focus on the people first and treat our team and clients with respect and kindness. We ensure the client is fully educated in all aspects of their system and always do what’s best for them through education and advocacy.
Better Than You Found It
We respect the environment that we work in. We always leave things better than we found them, from the jobsite to the planet we live on.
With the most experienced talent in the industry, we are constantly finding ways to improve efficiencies and provide the best value for our clients. We strive to be the best in the industry by staying current on the latest technologies, industry practices, and safety.
Through inclusion and diversity, we unite as one big team, including staff, clients, and suppliers. We understand that with everyone working towards the same goal we can achieve anything.
Sweep with Passion
All team members are passionate about what they do and are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done. Everyone is willing to sweep floors when needed.
Clifton Lofthaug, P. TECH (ENG.)President
Clifton is a Professional Technologist (Engineering) with over 15 years of technical and project management experience in the solar photovoltaic industry. He has worked on some of the largest commercial scale and utility scale solar projects in Western Canada and is also a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional and Master Electrician.
Owen O’ConnorSenior Project Manager
Owen is a Construction Manager/Coordinator with 10+ years of experience in managing contractors and multiple construction disciplines on large industrial projects. He is also a Master Electrician with a 15+ year background in the installation, QA/QC, turnover, commissioning and start-up of electrical & instrumentation systems.
Andrew Lundell, Alternative Energy TechnologistTechnical Sales Manager
Andrew is an Alternative Energy Technologist with over 10 years of experience working in the solar photovoltaic industry. Andrew also has valuable experience in sales, IT, and communications. As a licensed drone pilot (RPAS), Andrew has also brought innovations in data acquisition via Drone Operation to create 3D and topographical models, saving projects the significant time and cost of a traditional surveying crew.
Mark Ruptash, Journeyman ElectricianConstruction Manager
Mark is a responsible and well-rounded Journeyman Electrician with vast experience working in the solar photovoltaic industry (over 60MW). He began his solar career installing small residential scale projects and now is our Construction Manager, including providing on-site supervision on multiple utility scale projects where he was responsible for over 70 workers on two utility scale solar farms (30MW and 27MW).
David ClarkService and Quality Manager
David is an experienced leader and manager, as well as having experience in skilled labor and project management. He has worked in both the trades and the service industry which has given him the opportunity to work as a subcontractor as well as with customers face to face.
Jourdan ChalifouxForeman/Lead Installer
Jourdan is a Red Seal Journeyman Electrician with over 10 years of Oil and Gas construction experience but was looking for a change. He began his apprenticeship with GCS and has been with the company for over 6 years, enjoying each new project and challenge. Through working as a site foreman, his construction skills and experience help manage and complete GCS’s commercial/utility scale projects.
Robyn is a Journeyman Electrician and helps lead our Joint Health and Safety Committee. Robyn started with us as a first-year apprentice, learning and helping to grow the industry for the past 5 years. Now, with her apprenticeship complete, Robyn is leading the way in safety and efficiency as one of the most experienced female solar installers in Canada.
Heinz is an Electrician who has been in the trade for over 8 years. He started installing residential solar PV systems in 2016, now he works on utility scale projects and helps lead the residential install crew. You can either find him on a roof or at the golf course.
Devon EyreDrafting Specialist
Devon is a creative and technically sophisticated drafting technician with valuable experience designing and drafting residential and commercial solar PV systems. He is knowledgeable in the key principles of drafting and planning solar projects, as well as zoning bylaws and regulations that pertain to solar PV for numerous municipalities.
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