Clifton Lofthaug is the owner/operator of GCS Ltd. Beginning his electrical apprenticeship in 1996, Clifton went on to become a Journeyman Electrician with an Inter-provincial Red Seal, a Master Electrician, one of the first CSA certified Construction Electricians (NOC 7241) in Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Canada, and one of the first North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified PV Installers.
NABCEP is the most respected and well-established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as a NABCEP certified solar installer is widely recognized to be the most important certification of its kind in the renewable energy industry.
To earn his NABCEP certification, Clifton was required to demonstrate his competence as a solar PV installer by passing a rigorous exam that covers the multi craft aspects of being a professional PV installer. He needed to demonstrate knowledge on subjects as diverse as system design, electrical and job safety, the National Electrical Code, roofing and construction techniques, system commissioning and troubleshooting.