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Since 1935

About Us

Our Bermudian 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.


Joanna Frith - Sales Director

As Sales Director, Jo is dedicated to sharing her enthusiasm about sustainability in Bermuda with the community. With 13 years experience in the dental industry, her transition into a career following her passions enabled her to bring her technical experience and willingness to learn and grow into her position. She has always been active in her community through sports and mentorship programs.  Always having had a green thumb and a keen interest in sustainability and the environment, Joanna is devoted to working towards obtaining her NABCEP Solar PV Associate certification, making her the first woman in Bermuda with the certification.


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.


John Adcock - Planning Manager

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 completes the comprehensive site and roof surveys to confirm the system specifications and create 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. John’s dedication, attention to quality & detail and positive energy make him a valued member of the BE Solar team.


Janice Atcheson - Financial Controller

As the financial controller, Janice is responsible for managing our accounts and ensuring that we grow a sustainable business that employees Bermudians. Having over 30 years’ experience in the financial field as an Accountant, she is a graduate of Georgian College and has taken courses through Bermuda College. Janice specializes in implementing efficiencies and financial reporting and brings a wealth of knowledge & experience to our team.

 


Joshun Stovell - Solar Site Manager

Joshun started work as an electrician apprentice at the age of 16. After working in the field for four years he became a certified electrician with the help of the National Training board through Bermuda College. Once he became a certified electrician Joshun started to build up his own cliental and started to work for himself.

Joshun always had a passion for energy conservation and would try to inform his customers of ways they could be more efficient in their homes. After a few years of mastering his trade as an electrician, Joshun was hired by BE Solar in June 2015 and is currently working on obtaining his NABCEP photovoltaic installer certification.


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 Site 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.


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