James Bartley
James BartleyOwner
“When there is an obstacle, my goal is to find a way around, because a good electrician can always find a way to figure it out.”

My Story

James Bartley is the developer of SkyTek Systems, he is also the owner of Skywire Electrical Systems. He is a master electrician who has always been into electrical anything since he was 12 years old. Most people don’t know what they want to do with their lives, even after college, but James has known what his passion was and pursued it in every way since that day. A short while after starting Skywire Electrical Systems LLC James went to California to get his solar certification. Coming back to Missouri, he continued the normal routine of running his electrical business with a few solar jobs every year being the highlight, he began to dive a little more into this passion. That is when he noticed a problem that he wanted to solve. How to bring a complete package plug and play solar system to the end user that fits most average needs for backup power. After looking at the other products he saw that there was a lack of quality and reputable products to be found. This is the birth of Skytek Systems and James will continue to develop more versions and uses. Thank you for anyone who believes in James and shows there support.


NorthStar products are designed to be ultra-high performance and premium quality, with a much longer lifetime than standard products. But to build batteries to such a high standard requires the latest robotic processing and manufacturing technology. That’s why we built the industry’s most technologically advanced battery manufacturing facility in Missouri, USA. We don’t cut corners by outsourcing to other countries – all NorthStar batteries are proudly made in the USA. Our facilities are also built and run to meet the toughest possible environmental requirements, to prevent lead poisoning of the surrounding air, ground and water. In fact, at our newest plant, the water is cleaner when leaving than it was when it entered. Don’t settle for an inferior product – when you need the best, you need NorthStar.
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OutBack Power is a privately held company headquartered in Arlington, WA, and is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power, marine and mobile applications. The company is also a member of The Alpha Group — a global alliance of independent companies that share a common philosophy: create world-class powering solutions for communication, commercial, industrial and renewable energy markets.  With an emphasis on product performance OutBack has established itself as the product of choice in harsh environmental conditions and applications where product reliability is paramount. Whether the application is village micro-grids in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote off-grid cabins in Alaska, or a suburban home in Southern California, OutBack Power has set the bar for delivering high quality, cutting edge power conversion electronics.

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