For green energy firm BEC, a find that’s just Divine
A green energy firm has signed up a new staff member to boost its marketing.
Bermuda Engineering Company (BEC) has taken on Ephraim Divine, who will spearhead the firm's marketing and pitch in to assist with procurement.
Company chief engineer Travis Burland said: “He will help us streamline our processes within the businesses and he brings a lot of experience to us.”
And Mr Burland added that the firm looked forward to a boom in business as people seek to cut their energy bills and help the environment.
He said: “We have certainly seen a significant bit of growth in the last year. Solar technology is a fantastic fit for Bermuda because we have such a great climate.
“We also have very high electricity prices, so what we offer is ideal for Bermuda.”
Mr Divine said: “This is a growing industry and really it's really exciting to be a part of it. I'm excited to be learning and growing with the company.”
Mr Divine, who has a background in marketing and social media, said his new role came at a time when it was increasingly important to “take practical decisions today to ensure a better tomorrow.”
He added: “I have two young children and we are looking to change our habits to protect the environment into the future.
“Education is really important and this company goes out and does that and also helps people cut their power bills.”
BEC recently opened a new solar power and energy-saving showroom on St John's Road in Pembroke — a first for the island.
The showroom highlights the range of products available to cut costs and clean up the environment, including LED lighting, variable speed pool pumps and heat pump water heaters.
Mr Burland said: “If there is a way to help people save money, we can connect them with it. The financial aspect is what most people look at, but the environmental impact is massive.
“You can offset a lot of barrels of oil over the lifetime of a system which is good for the environment. Every kilowatt hour we can offset is significant in the reduction of pollution.”
Opening the new showroom, Economic Development Minister Grant Gibbons said it was hoped that the number of solar panel installations on the island would “double or triple” in the near future, in line with a Government White Paper on energy.