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On all solar panel installations South Scotland Solar Ltd completes, our team are sure to have a chat with you about your homes energy usage. On every job we will always explain how best to use your solar PV system, including advice on what energy tariff is most suited to your needs and system.

If its worth charging your solar battery in a cheap night rate, discussing what percent you should charge and if its worth discharging your battery to the grid to receive extra export payments. Factors such as the best time in the day to do this for higher export payments will all be covered. 

We will also demonstrate how you can do this and more through the app, which will change with the seasons depending if there is more or less sunshine.

South Scotland Solar Ltd offers full after care advice and support on charging / discharging, as well as anything else relating to the you getting optimum results from your solar PV system.

Really pleased we went with Callum, professional, friendly, and excellent service, which he delivered on time, with no interruptions to us (as we work from home). His quote was the most competitive, and spent the most time assessing our needs. He then explained the different options and which one he thought was best for our energy consumption. Callum gives ongoing support to help guide us through the app and work out the best ways to maximise our energy and when to sell back to the grid, a complicated system made easy by having his knowledge and support.. I would highly recommend.
Marie Gibson, Scottish Borders
5* Google Review, September 2023

Solar Panel Installers East Lothian

Situated in Galashiels within the Scottish Borders, South Scotland Solar Ltd are your dependable choice for MCS approved solar panel installations in East Lothian. We take immense pride in delivering a customer centric services to our local community in The Scottish Borders, East Lothian and the East Coast region. Our committed team of independent solar installers possesses all the necessary certifications and accreditations, ensuring a professional installation and expert guidance tailored to your specific needs.

Led by our experienced owner, Callum, a skilled electrician with 15 years of expertise, our company exclusively specialises in solar panels, solar inverters, and battery storage installations. This exclusive focus positions us as true experts in the field, ensuring that your solar energy needs are expertly addressed when you choose us.

We have installed several projects in East Lothian, installing solar panels and batteries in Dunbar, Haddington, Musselburgh, Tranent, and other surrounding areas.

Independent Solar Panel Installers East Lothian

Independent solar panel installers are professionals or smaller solar companies specialising in the installation of solar PV systems. These installers operate independently and are not affiliated with specific solar panel manufacturers, large solar energy brands, or sales companies.

Opting for an independent solar panel installer, like ourselves comes with several advantages. At South Scotland Solar Ltd, we offer personalised and customer-centric service, ensuring top level customer care and providing a wider variety of solar panels and battery options compared to most other solar installers in The East Lothian area.

What sets us apart is our flexibility. Unlike many other solar companies in Scotland, we are not restricted to promoting a particular brand of solar equipment. We strive to accommodate various budget constraints and aim to provide a quick turnaround on installations whenever our installers are available.

Our authentic 5-star customer reviews testify to our dedication and expertise. When you choose South Scotland Solar Ltd, you can expect a seamless and customer focused solar panel installation experience!

Solar Panel Installation East Lothian

Displayed below are various solar panel installation projects we’ve undertaken in The Borders, East Lothian and the East Coast of Scotland. These projects showcase our expertise, with some featuring integrated solar batteries as part of customised packages. We meticulously pair solar panels with appropriate inverters and battery storage systems to guarantee optimal returns for our clients.

Solar panel and battery installation in Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland

Solar panel and battery installation in Chirnside, Berwickshire, Scotland

Ground mounted solar panel installation in Kelso, Scottish Borders

In Roof solar panel installation in Reston, South East Scotland

Flat roof solar panel and battery installation in Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland

Residential Solar Panel Installers East Lothian

South Scotland Solar Ltd specialises in residential solar panel installations, with a primary focus on homes in The Borders and East Lothian. We bring extensive experience to the table, offering tailored solar PV systems for residential properties. Our reputation is built on delivering cost-effective, high quality solar panels designed specifically for your domestic property.

Residential solar panel installations in Scotland, including Haddington, Galashiels and Livingston

Commercial Solar Panel Installers East Lothian

Commercial solar panel installers are companies dedicated to setting up and maintaining solar energy systems for commercial and industrial properties.

At South Scotland Solar Ltd, our main expertise lies in domestic work and smaller commercial solar installations. We specialise in projects for small offices owned by local businesses, local councils, and property developers.

Normally I don't leave reviews but felt compelled to do so for South Scotland Solar. On looking for a company to provide solar panels and a battery, I was recommended South Scotland Solar by several people. I asked 3 companies for quotes and Callum was the only person that came when he said he would and was extremely thorough, spending much longer than the other companies, going over every detail and checking all the aspects of the property. I was impressed straight away with his manner and professionalism and was very surprised how competitive his quote was when it arrived. The detail he provided was excellent and was by far the best presented and easiest to understand of all the quotes. I engaged Callum's services and he gave me a clear timescale. It was a slightly unusual install in a large Summerhouse with a non-standard roof. Prior to installation, some of my requirements changed. Callum took this in his stride and his communication was excellent, repyling to my messages very quickly. He came up with a new plan based on my changed requirements, specifically tailored for me. When it came to the install time, he arrived on time, when he said he would and I can testify to how hard he worked throughout. He is clearly a hard-working person. The standard of his work was first class from start to finish. and cleaned up after himself. In addition to this, he was a genuinely nice person, talking about his young family and sharing a joke or two. It really was a pleasure to have him in my home. In terms of the install, I couldn't be happier and it's exceeded what I had hoped for. It's great to see how much I'm saving! I have no hesitation in recommending Callum, he is top of his class, a decent person, and is clearly passionate about his work and business. If you're reading this and pondering who to go with, honestly, don't look any further, you really won't be disappointed.
Cameron Tate, Reston, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
5* Google Review, August 2023

5 Star Rated Solar Panel Installation

Ensuring a professional installation of your solar panel system is crucial for maximising its effectiveness and the efficiency of your battery storage unit. A properly installed system not only ensures optimal safety but also safeguards your substantial investment.

Installing solar panels is a substantial financial commitment that demands meticulous planning to achieve peak performance and efficiency. Consider the following essential factors for a successful solar panel installation:

Most importantly, verify that the installation is performed by solar panel installers approved by MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme). South Scotland Solar Ltd holds MCS certification number NAP-69293.

Getting at least three quotes for solar installation is crucial. Some companies might overcharge, and having multiple quotes enables you to compare and spot any inconsistencies in pricing.

Conduct a thorough site assessment to assess the available sunlight, potential shading issues from nearby trees or buildings, and determine the best location and angle for solar panel installation. Factors like the orientation and tilt of the panels greatly influence their efficiency.

Evaluate your energy consumption patterns to determine the appropriate size for your solar energy system. Consider both your current and future energy needs to ensure the system is adequately sized.

Set a budget for your solar panel installation, considering both the initial costs and the potential long-term savings on energy bills. Explore available financing options and government incentives to make the investment more economically feasible.

Choose solar panels from reputable manufacturers renowned for their superior quality. Consider factors such as efficiency, warranty, and durability, especially considering Scotland’s climate. Although high-quality panels may entail a higher initial expense, they often deliver superior performance and reliability over the long term.

Select an appropriate inverter that converts the DC electricity generated by the panels into AC electricity for your home use. Consider factors such as efficiency, compatibility with your panels, and the capability to integrate with energy storage solutions, if required.

Decide if you need a solar battery storage system to store excess energy for use during periods of low sunlight or power outages. Energy storage solutions can enhance your energy independence and resilience.

Obtain the necessary permits and approvals from local authorities. Familiarise yourself with local regulations, building codes, and guidelines from homeowners’ associations related to solar panel installations.

Establish a regular maintenance schedule, encompassing tasks like cleaning the panels, checking for damages, and monitoring the system’s performance. Our PV systems come equipped with monitoring tools that allow you to track energy production and detect potential issues.

Become acquainted with the warranties provided by the solar panel manufacturer, inverter manufacturer, solar battery manufacturer, and the installation company.

Consider the environmental impact of your choice of solar panels, including the materials used, recycling possibilities, and the carbon footprint linked to the manufacturing process.

By carefully considering these factors and consulting with solar energy experts, you can ensure a successful and efficient solar panel installation tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

Best Solar Panel Installers in East Lothian

South Scotland Solar Ltd, Galashiels, Scotland

South Scotland Solar Ltd has been going strong for over 2 years now and are gaining a strong reputation as the best solar panel installers in The Scottish Borders and East Lothian.

Our aim is the become a well established solar panel company, who will continue to maintain our high standards for many years to come.

Our genuine 5 star customer reviews back up this claim, and these from a handful of our installs who managed to find the time and where able to leave us feedback.

There are plenty more where they came from!

This company is a certified business who installs solar energy panels of the highest quality. They also provide information on battery installation, selling your excess electricity to the grid and also a complete and comprehensive contract sent to you ahead of any signed contract. Callum Shields is the company owner and installer of the above and works with Euan Tait a certified electrical technician on the full installation. He uses the best equipment on the market and is very efficient and tidy in his work. He leaves nothing to chance and gives a personal touch to his work. My installation was smooth and tidy and done in his specified time frame. He also downloaded the APP onto my phone to show how much electricity I was making, a true easy going family man with his client’s interests foremost in his mind. My initial contact was through word of mouth and was given a FREE estimate to browse through at my leisure, with any questions answered clearly, there was no sales pressure whatsoever, just clear information right from the beginning. First class work and after installation contact was five star. I fully recommend this chap if you are considering solar installation.
Robert Wilkonson, Scottish Borders
5* Google Review, July 2023
South Scotland Solar Ltd, Galashiels, Scotland

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F.A.Q About Solar Panel Installation

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any further inquiries regarding your solar panel installation.

The space needed for solar panels varies depending on your energy requirements and the efficiency of the panels. Generally, a residential solar panel system requires around 100-400 square feet of roof space per kilowatt of installed capacity.

The installation timeframe typically varies from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the solar panel system. Weather conditions and permit approvals can also affect the timeline.

Please be assured that we will maintain open communication with you after booking and throughout the installation process to keep you thoroughly informed.

The permits and paperwork required for solar panel installation vary depending on the location. In Scotland, particularly for residential solar panel installations, needing planning permission is rare.

A reliable MCS installer like us can help you navigate the paperwork and obtain any necessary planning permission.

Absolutely not!

While it’s technically possible to install solar panels by yourself, it’s highly recommended to hire a professional installer. This ensures that your panels are correctly commissioned, and your product warranty stays valid. Solar panel installation involves electrical work, structural analysis, and compliance with local regulations. Choosing a licensed MCS installer ensures that the system is safe, efficient, and eligible for any available incentives.

Certainly, many governments offer incentives and grants to promote the adoption of solar energy. These incentives can significantly reduce the initial costs associated with solar panel installation.

If you qualify, solar panel grants and loans are available through Home Energy Scotland, and we will guide you through the application process.

Indeed, we frequently perform installations to upgrade our customers’ solar PV systems.

The feasibility of an upgrade depends on the age and condition of the panels, and it’s best assessed on an individual basis. For further details, please feel free to email us or give us a call to start a detailed discussion.

Indeed, we provide the installation of solar battery storage systems to enhance the existing solar panels owned by individuals.


Solar Panels East Lothian

South Scotland Solar Ltd are based in the Galashiels near East Lothian and we frequently work in the area. We cover every area of The East Lothian region and surrounding areas including Aberlady, Bolton, Broxburn (East Lothian), Cockenzie, Dunbar, East Linton, Edinburgh, Gifford, Gullane, Haddington, Longniddry, Midlothian, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Ormiston, Pencaitland, Port Seton, Prestonpans, Spott, Tranent, Tyninghame, Wallyford and all surrounding parts of The Scottish Borders and West Lothian.


With 15 years of experience within the electrical industry under his belt, Callum decided in the autumn of 2021 the time was right to start his own business. He passionately believes in the power of solar energy and helping his customers enjoy the many benefits it has to offer. If you are thinking about converting your home or business to solar and would like more information South Scotland Solar would love to hear from you.


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