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Our qualified team prides ourselves on providing absolute high quality to our clients. Quality in customer service, products, installation methods and post project assurance. Our collective expertise spans from engineering and accounting to design, electrical, plumbing and technological support.

We are the #1 solar installers in Bermuda because of the strength and diversity of our team.

We are PROUD TO BE SOLAR! 

Alan Burland - President & Chairman

Alan was educated in Bermuda, the UK, Canada and the USA (BS Civil Engineering 1976). He returned to Bermuda in 1976 to work in the commercial construction business, Burland, Conyers and Marirea Ltd (BCM), as a Project Engineer and later became a registered Professional Engineer in 1980.  From 1983-1986, he managed and operated a multi-disciplined Engineering and Project Management business. In 1986, Alan was promoted to Managing Director of BCM, overseeing a broad range of construction businesses in Bermuda and the Caribbean area.  The Company was renamed BCM McAlpine in 1995 and Alan has served as President since then. Alan has helped to support the community by serving on various boards and committees throughout his life. In 2012 he was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his service to the community. Alan has served as Chairman of Bermuda Engineering Company Limited (BE Solar) since 2009 and provides his experience and foresight to guide the company towards achieving our vision.


Stuart Kriendler – Managing Director

Stuart began to learn the skills he would need for his venture into sustainable energy at the age of 14, when he worked as an apprentice and journeyman in the electrical, plumbing and masonry fields. After obtaining a degree in Business Administration at York University in Toronto, Stuart was selected to become an intern at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California.

While living at the Institute, considered by many as the birth place of the American solar industry, Stuart gained real-world experience of energy conservation and efficiency, solar water heating and solar electricity generation technologies, while teaching part-time. Stuart also worked for a leading solar electric company, Real Goods Solar, where he installed a range of grid-tied and battery based solar electricity generation systems.

Upon returning to Bermuda in 2010, Stuart quickly set about installing a solar electricity generation system on his family home, the last step in obtaining the industry-honoured NABCEP photovoltaic installer certification. After establishing his own energy efficiency and solar business, EMPower, Stuart discovered he shared the same passion and business ethic with BE Solar and chose to partner with the company and has since helped to design and install hundreds of solar energy systems across Bermuda and overseas.


Travis Burland – Sales & Engineering Director

Travis was inspired from a young age by his grandfather to pursue a career in sustainable energy. After attending Florida Institute of Technology to obtain a degree in Ocean Engineering, Travis became an ABYC Certified Master Technician, expanding his knowledge of marine AC/DC electronics, refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Returning to Bermuda, Travis moved aboard a small schooner where he lived ‘off-grid’ for two years, powered by a wind turbine. In 2009, with energy prices steadily climbing upward, Travis decided it was time to apply his knowledge to provide residents of Bermuda with energy audits and energy efficiency advice, before quickly expanding into solar water heating and solar electricity generation systems.

Travis’s background in ocean engineering and marine systems continue to be reflected in the design and installation of BE Solar’s solar energy systems, which are built tough enough to withstand Bermuda’s harsh maritime climate.


Gayle Lindsay - Financial Controller

Gayle graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland with a first-class honours degree in Accounting & Economics. She started her career working as an auditor in London, where she obtained her chartered accountant designation and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW). More recently Gayle obtained the ICAEW Data Analytics Certificate.

Gayle moved from London to Bermuda in 2013 and has held positions at PwC and the Bermuda Football Association. She is joined team at BE Solar in September of 2022 and is excited to be part of the movement towards a greener, more sustainable Bermuda. As Financial Controller, Gayle is responsible for managing the financial affairs of the company, including policy & procedure implementation, financial accounting & management reporting. 

In her spare time, Gayle is a keen runner and enjoys participating in races, both locally and overseas.


Stratton Hatfield - Director of Development

Stratton was educated in Bermuda at Saltus Grammar School. In 2009 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design. In 2019, he earned a Masters of Science degree in Sustainability Entrepreneurship & Design from Brunel University in London, where he graduated with distinction. Stratton has worked in a variety of industries over his career holding positions at Air Care Ltd. Bermuda Society of Arts and at a company he formed called Strativist. He has provided his expertise to an assortment of non profit organisations including Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation and Bermuda National Trust in addition to serving on Government Boards such as the Sustainable Development Roundtable and the Bermuda Arts Council.  Stratton has worked for BE Solar since 2016 and is responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing initiatives. In an effort to educate the community about sustainability and renewable energy, Stratton also plans and hosts outreach initiatives. In addition, Stratton assists BE Solar with human resource needs and maintaining company culture. His passion for Bermuda and sustainability is a true testament to his character and interest in helping to achieve the vision of BE Solar.


Joanna Frith - Sales Director

Jo joined the BeSolar team in 2018 as Sales Director. In 2021, she became the first woman in Bermuda to obtain her NABCEP Solar PV Associate Certification, which upholds the industry's highest standards of safety, knowledge and ethical practices. Focused on building trust and a positive experience–when you meet Jo, you will instantly feel her passion through her consultative approach in the design process. She thrives in understanding her clients' individual goals and helping to design unique solutions for their homes or businesses.

Jo enjoys hosting Energy Empowerment Workshops and creating opportunities to educate her clients and the community on how they can gain control of their energy costs and to demonstrate how their choices can make a social and environmental impact. As a new mum and partner to a personal trainer, you will often find Jo outdoors spending quality time with her friends and family.


Andrew Charlesworth - Project Engineering Manager

Andrew studied Mechanical Engineering at Durham University in the UK, graduating with an MEng in 2012. He is a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, achieving Chartered status in the UK in 2017 and registered as a Professional Engineer in Bermuda in 2020.

Andrew’s background is in design engineering, structural analysis and optimisation within the automotive industry, where he worked on suspension design and development projects for a variety of vehicle manufacturers. The most rewarding of these projects was development of the Aluminium front subframe for Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle, the I-PACE.

Andrew has earned his NABCEP certification and became officially certified as of January 5, 2022!

Andrew is excited to transition into a career in sustainable energy at BE Solar at such a critical time for the adoption of renewable technologies. He is looking forward to using his experience working on fast moving projects with different materials to support the team in producing high quality, robust solar energy systems for our customers.

He is a keen cyclist, and you will often see him out riding at the crack of dawn with his club. 

 

 


John Adcock - Solar & Battery Foreman

John has had an interest in renewable energy and sustainable technologies for many years, dating back to his many years spent at Warwick Academy. While studying architecture at the University of Plymouth in the UK, he also worked locally in the construction industry, with APEX Construction Management, JMS Construction, D&J Construction and in the architecture industry, with Cooper Gardner Architects. 

Since joining BE Solar in December 2016, he has been responsible for working with the sales and engineering team to develop and submit solar and battery system applications to the Department of Planning. He is now responsible for coordinating our teams to install our energy solutions. He works alongside our Project Engineering Manager and installation teams to ensure our projects are installed to the highest quality standard. 


Paul Gosling - Procurement Manager

Paul Gosling was recruited in the summer of 2019 as the BE Solar's Procurement Manager. He is responsible for managing all procurement and ensuring inventory levels match the demands of the business by forecasting requirements in collaboration with the team and is also the designated Safety Officer for the company. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge from the construction and telecoms industry, having worked across various multi-million dollar projects alongside clients such as London Underground, BT Openreach, Vodafone and Virgin Media. He plans to utilise his procurement experience to streamline BE Solar's purchasing and inventory control, and develop a Sustainable Procurement Policy to align with the vision and mission of BE Solar. After marrying his Bermiudian fiance, he relocated to Bermuda after working in the UK, Channel Islands, The Netherlands, Spain and Italy. Paul is a qualified NABCEP Associate and is studying to become a NABCEP Board Level Photovoltaic Design Specialist (PVDS) by the end of 2022. He's origially from Liverpool in the UK and is a hardcore follower of LFC and has travelled the world supporting his team.

 


Christian Wright - Planning Manager

Christian Wright studied at Washington Adventist University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 2016. He holds certifications for Enphase Battery storage design, as well as Load control, and Power Control Systems for Enphase Storage. 

Chrisitian competed in the Carifta Games for Bermuda from 2012 - 2014 in track and field and is an avid sportsman playing on a Division 1 football team while studying in Washington DC.  Christian joined the BE Solar team in July of 2022. 

As the Planning Manager, Christian is responsible for working with the sales and engineering team to develop and submit solar and battery system applications to the Department of Planning. He completes the comprehensive site and roof surveys to confirm the system specifications and creates the detailed drawings needed by the Department. Additionally he oversees each of BE Solar’s solar projects during its active stages through to final interconnection with the grid and commissioning. Christian’s positive attitude, attention to quality & detail and positive energy make him a valued member of the BE Solar team.

Christian believes that it is  through vulnerability that human beings create connections. The more vulnerable we can be with one another, the more that we'll trust one another and the more we'll be able to collaborate effectively. He is a strong believer that service, in short, is not what you do, but who you are. It's a way of living that you need to bring to everything you do if you're to bring it to your client interactions. Happy customers are your biggest advocates and can become your most successful sales team.


Tre Govia – Solar Site Technician

Tre has worked at BE Solar since 2011 after graduating from The Berkeley Institute in 2010. From a young age Tre has been very involved in Bermuda’s national sports, as a footballer and cricketer. To this day, his coaches have described Tre as a team player of excellent character and a hard working individual, all traits which he enthusiastically brings to the BE Solar family. 

Starting as a solar apprentice and learning first-hand the fundamentals of solar energy installations, he has installed the most panels on the team during his tenure at BE Solar. With his wealth of solar knowledge developed with BE Solar, he is now the Lead Solar Site Technician on residential solar projects, seeing the team through from start to finish. With a keen eye for detail, Tre is an indispensable member of the BE Solar team, fulfilling a rewarding and inspiring career in the renewable energy industry in Bermuda.


Oral Daley - Solar Site Technician

Oral is a mason and electrician by trade, with more than 25 years experience working in the solar, construction and roof maintenance industries. He studied at the Mavis Bank School in Jamaica before deciding to work for himself as an independent contractor. After marrying his wife and moving to Bermuda, he then worked for D&H Construction and DC&H Electrical, honing his skills even further before his next big move. 

In August 2018, BE Solar welcomed Oral to the team and have been very happy to see his skillset in practice, constructing the highest quality solar systems. As a dedicated family man with a very positive character and a strong work ethic, we are proud to have Oral on the team.


Dalbert Hardy - Solar, Battery & Plumbing Technician

Dalbert has been with BE Solar since early 2017 and brings a wealth of knowledge of the solar and electrical trades with over 20 years of experience. He began with his studies at Mavis Bank School in Jamaica and broadened his scope with PCH Electrical, H&H Carpentry and Samuel Carpentry before branching out to work on his own. 

Constantly looking for new challenges and professional growth in off-grid solar, Dalbert has put together his own automated relay battery back-up system. Furthermore, he took it upon himself to build a solar sun tracking system from scratch with many parts repurposed and reused from the airport waste facility. The next step in Dalbert’s journey is to obtain his NABCEP Solar Installer Certificate of Knowledge. Dalbert is always looking forward to the next bigger project to continue to grow professionally and his diligence is a key part of the BE Solar quality team.


Jordan Rowse - Solar & Battery Installation Technician

Jordan is a talented 24 year old Bermudian that graduated in 2013 from Saltus Grammar School. He is currently completing an electrical certification course at Bermuda College while working with BE Solar to install residential and commercial solar projects. Previously he has worked as a lifeguard with the Bermuda Lifeguard Association at Air Care in the stores department and currently works part time at Gulfstream restaurant on the weekends. He enjoys swimming, playing rugby and running.

 


K-Ci Smith - Solar Installation Technician

K-Ci started at BE Solar in Novembr 2020 and consistently shows up with a “can do” attitude, ready to learn and is always pleasant and dependable.

His previous experience was in the construction industry in Bermuda. Once he moved to BE Solar he has thrived and found a business that has inspired him to learn and grow as a BE Solar Installation Technician.


Machum Simmons - Solar & IT Technician in Training

Machum is 18 years and joined the BE Solar family in late October of 2020.

As a trainee, he is enjoying learning, being out on projects and putting his skills to the test in electrical, plumbing and IT work. 

Machum enjoys such things as computer programming, taking things apart and putting them back together and fixing electronics.


Barak Bremar - Solar Site Technician

Barak studied at the Bermuda College in 2011 training in NCCER Safety courses such as Aerial and scissor lift, fall protection, Hazardous Energy, Permit and Non-Permit confined space entry, trenching and excavation safety, just to name a few. Barak also embarked on a Customer Service course which he uses daily being onsite while working with clients, he says customer service is a must.

Barak said, “What I enjoy most about my job is learning from my team. Especially Dalbert who is a multi-trade technician and not only understands solar energy but is just as curious as I am about new and upcoming technologies.” 

Barak intends on learning as much as he can on our projects and continuing his education to earn an associates degree in Electrical Wiring with Renewable Energy Systems and a bachelors in Electrical Engineering. He intends to become a licensed Chartered Electrical Engineer one day.

“The entire team is open-minded and we all respect and listen to each other. Everyday is a little different, but I enjoy it!”

“I also know that the effort and passion I put into my work today will benefit my island and my kids in the future and isn’t that what everyone wants?”

 

 


Jahkai Outerbridge - Solar SiteTechnician

Jahki Outerbridge studied at New England Institute of Technology In Rhode Island where he received an associates degree in Electrical Technology in 2007. He first started his career in electrical works in 2003 working under Kirk & Keevin Peets of Peets Electric and learned a wealth of knowledge working for them. 

In April of 2022, Jahkai began working at BE Solar as a Solar Site Technician and brought his electrical expertise to the team. At BE Solar he works alongside our team to install our energy solutions and continues to learn so much for other team members. Jahkai appreciates the open mindedness of the team and how everyone is willing to learn. He feels that the work we are doing is going to greatly affect the future and he’s excited to be a part of it. 

In his free time, Jahkai enjoys coaching football as it’s a huge part of his life and something he’s been involved with since he was four years old. For the past 10 years he has been coaching youth football passing on his knowledge to the next generation of football stars, something he is grateful for. 


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