Great Northern Solar
CEO Christopher LaForge
Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Professional (ID# 041704-24). He has been designing, specifying and installing systems since 1988. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching Advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an ISPQ certified PV instructor. Christopher has been the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses since the Institutes inception and is an ISPQ Affiliated and Independent Certified Master Trainer.
For over twenty-five years Christopher has been deploying renewable energy systems for both the grid-intertie and off-grid markets.
A strong advocate for clean energy production Christopher volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (as a board of directors member) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.
Christopher has developed training for contractors, administrators, project managers and the public. Clients have included the City of Minneapolis – Minnesota, Hennepin and St. Louis County in Minnesota, the Madison Area Technical College and several other colleges. He has trained many electrical contractors in the greater Midwest and beyond.
Christopher has a Masters degree in Philosophy concentrating in Ethics and Non-violence from the UW Madison and is an organic gardener.