We have constructed hundreds of systems in Western Canada and are approaching 100 MW of clean power.

Why Us

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.

Values

  • We Care

    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.

  • Constant Improvement

    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.

  • Stronger Together

    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.

Our Team

Clifton Lofthaug, P. TECH (ENG.)

President

Clifton is a Professional Technologist (Engineering) with over a decade 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.

Julia Edgar, Renewable Energy Technologist, EMIT

Operations Manager

Julia is a Renewable Energy Technologist and Energy Manager in Training with over 4 years of experience in the solar industry. She began her career in the field constructing large commercial scale solar projects. She soon transitioned into a technical sales and design role designing commercial and utility scale projects while also creating many of the processes that GCS uses today. Her technical skills have allowed her to excel with estimating, coordinating work and process management on over 60 MW of projects.

Owen O’Connor

Senior 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, Renewable Energy Technologist

Technical Sales Lead

Andrew is an alternative energy technologist with over 6 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 Electrician

Construction 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).

April Hartt, NCSO

HSSE Manager

April is one of the most experienced female Journeyman Electricians working in the solar photovoltaic industry in Canada, with over 67MW of solar installation experience. Since starting her career, April has graduated from being a starter apprentice to providing onsite safety supervision on utility scale projects as a Safety Advisor for hundreds of workers.

Jordan Hannigan, CPA, CMA

Controller

Jordan is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 12 years of experience. He has worked with multiple project managers on projects ranging over $10MM annually. Jordan has experienced several accounting systems upgrades with a focus on project tracking.

David Clark

Service 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.

Monique Flavell, BBA

Marketing and Office Coordinator

Monique has a Bachelor’s in Business and a Certificate in Climate Resiliency Strategies. She brings her creativity to life through graphic design, inbound content marketing, social media, and other digital & traditional media outlets. She also has experience with small to large organizations and has led a variety of strategic campaigns through conducting market research and utilizing her knowledge of the solar industry to tailor her marketing efforts.

Jourdan Chalifoux

Foreman/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 Wadey

Foreman

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 Gray

Foreman

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 Eyre

Drafting 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.

Daran Tulan, Renewable Energy Technologist

System Design and Technical Sales

Daran is a first-year electrician and a Renewable Energy Technologist who has been transitioned to a sales position where he uses his knowledge of solar to design PV systems for a variety of projects. Daran mainly works in the office but always allows time to help with installs when the crew needs a hand.

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