We have identified a significant opportunity for retrofitting roof mounted Solar PV systems to industrial buildings in order to offset escalating energy costs, as well as providing more security to their supply. This cost-effective solution is particularly beneficial for high volume energy users in the manufacturing, distribution, and engineering sectors.

Today, more than ever, businesses need access to secure, sustainable, and cost-effective energy to help counteract soaring costs.

Sun Powered Systems’ solution saves our clients money for the long-term.

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Who are Sun Powered Systems?

Sun Powered Systems is a Joint Venture between Solar Maintenance Services and Bacard Holdings.

Solar Maintenance Services

Solar Maintenance Services (SMS) is a family-owned, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) business, based in Carlisle that operates throughout the UK. With installations of over 28MWp, SMS also maintain and provide support to over 35,000 residential and commercial solar systems across the country, including ground mounted solar farms and rooftop systems.

SMS works with a wide range of clients, from PLCs to infrastructure companies, institutional investors to social landlords and Councils with a core focus to ensure the highest standard of care for their clients’ assets.

SMS also provide market-leading monitoring and asset maintenance services and have built a great reputation within the industry for delivering on their promises.

Bacard Holdings

Bacard Holdings owns and operates over 400 acres and has over two million sqft of industrial, office and warehouse space, and 175 acres of development land. This includes Kingmoor Park, a well-established industrial estate that is home to more than 150 businesses employing some 2,500 people including DPD, UPS, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Capita, Story Homes, and Thomas Graham.

The Bacard Group also includes an advanced engineering business that specialises in green and sustainable innovation, providing partnered solutions worldwide with a keen focus on quality, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Why solar?

There are a number of benefits when it comes to solar energy:


Our PPA Solar offer is less than half the price of current electricity costs and will never rise by more than inflation.


Supply is local, generated at your site, meaning no one can ever tell you to ration that power use.


Quick to deploy. Our team of energy consultants and installers can get our systems up and running in months - not years!


No greenhouse gas/carbon dioxide is produced when generating solar electricity.

Meet the Team

At Sun Powered Systems we have in-house teams dedicated to the design, development, construction, and maintenance of our solar projects.

Our senior team has a combined experience of over 50 years in the green energy industry.

James McLinden

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With a strong background in renewables, procurement, and banking, James founded one of the largest installers of Solar PV systems in the UK. This in turn delivered one of the largest funded rooftop solar schemes to have been delivered to date.

James has acted as a main contractor to several registered social landlords, funds, and infrastructure companies providing responsive maintenance services to over 35,000 Solar PV systems across the UK.

With installation experience of over 45Mwp of Solar PV, James' experience in detailed energy modelling to meet customer requirements for Solar PV projects is second to none.

Neil McIntyre Director

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Previously a commercial accountant within the logistics and warehousing sector, Neil has spent the last eight years in the commercial property sector as Chief Executive of a large property owner, landlord and developer.

During this period he has overseen the management and development of over 2 million sqft of industrial and office space, as well as developed 3.5 MW of private wire solar generation.

Green energy and sustainability is a passion of Neil’s and he is involved in a number of key roles in championing this within the commercial property industry.

Chris Ash

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Chris is a professionally qualified banker and has set up and managed a number of Special Situations Funds that have seen him financing transactions on a global scale, including large solar farms in South Africa and hydro-electric installations in Sweden and Tanzania, as well as working with Macquarie to finance a large residential solar programme in the UK.

Robbie Edgar

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With a law degree from Newcastle University, Robbie boasts an extensive background in criminal, contract, and labour law. He has owned several successful businesses across a variety of sectors and has also spent time working in the legal department of a local council on all aspects of law, including conveyancing and prosecution.

Renewables are of a particular interest to Robbie, especially when it comes to reducing dependency on fossil fuels.