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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, Near Edinburgh
5* Google Review, September 2023

MCS Solar Panel Installers Edinburgh

South Scotland Solar Ltd, located in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, we are a trusted choice for MCS approved solar panel installers, proudly serving Edinburgh and the East Coast of Scotland. Our dedicated team of independent solar installers possesses all the necessary certifications and accreditations, guaranteeing you a professional installation along with expert advice tailored for the best results.

Led by our experienced owner, Callum, who brings 15 years of expertise as an electrician, our company specialises exclusively in solar panels, solar inverter, and battery storage installations, making us true specialists in the field. Your solar energy needs are in capable hands with us.

Solar Panels Edinburgh Cost

South Scotland Solar Ltd has solar PV systems available in Edinburgh for supply and installation from £4,000. This cost is reflective of a smaller system with less panels, for a higher output 4KW system with 8 to 16 panels (depending on the output of each panel), costs start from around £5,100.

We also have VAT FREE deals for battery storage, with solar batteries available for supply and installation from £3,000

For more information on the cost of installation for solar panels, battery storage and solar panels with battery storage packages visit our blog on “the cost of solar panels in Scotland“. 


Independent Solar Panel Installers Edinburgh

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

Opting for an independent solar panel installer, such as South Scotland Solar Ltd, comes with several advantages.

We at South Scotland Solar Ltd provide a personalised and customer centric service, ensuring the best customer care and offering a wider variety of solar panels and battery options than most other solar installers in Edinburgh.

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

Our genuine 5 star customer reviews speak volumes about our dedication and expertise. Choose South Scotland Solar Ltd for a seamless and customer focused solar panel installation experience!

Callum was recommended to me by a friend who he had carried work out for Excellent service from start to finish for us. Firstly I really liked Callums straight approach, not a nonsense salesman talking for the sake of it. He took his time looking at the property and measuring up what would or wouldn't work. Felt as though I got a customised quote rather than an out the box quote from some other companies. Detailed quote and information provided, it was then very straight forward. Callum and his team fitted everything really well (in some unpleasant December weather) , very neat and tidy. Then hand over and follow up documentation was received quickly. Very patient with my follow up questions!
Lynsey Bryce, Near Edinburgh
5* Google Review, Feb 2024

Solar Panel Installations in Edinburgh

Displayed below are a selection of our solar panel installation projects in Edinburgh and various locations on The East Coast of Scotland. These installations showcase our expertise, some featuring integrated solar batteries as part of customised packages. We meticulously pair solar panels with the most appropriate inverters and battery storage systems to guarantee optimal returns for our clients.

We have also shown two high profile solar projects not completed by ourselves, that where newsworthy and great adverts for the solar industry in Edinburgh and Scotland. These two projects include Scotland’s first “floating solar project” installed at the Port Of Leith in Edinburgh and on the roof of Edinburgh Castle on the Scottish National War Memorial.

Newsworthy solar panel installations in Edinburgh

Solar panel and battery installation near Edinburgh

Solar panel and battery installation near Edinburgh

Ground mounted solar panel installation near Edinburgh

In Roof solar panel installation near Edinburgh

Flat roof solar panel and battery installation near Edinburgh

Residential Solar Panel Installers Edinburgh

South Scotland Solar Ltd are experienced residential solar panel installers, our focus lies in home solar panel installations. We specialise in installing and maintaining solar PV systems tailored for homes in Edinburgh. Our reputation has been built on delivering cost effective, top quality solar panels designed specifically for your domestic property.

Residential solar panel installations near Edinburgh, including Haddington, Galashiels and Livingston

Commercial Solar Panel Installers Edinburgh

Commercial solar panel installers are companies specialising in commercial solar panel installations, including setting up and maintaining solar energy systems for commercial and industrial properties.

At South Scotland Solar Ltd, we focus primarily on smaller commercial solar installations. Our expertise includes projects for small offices belonging to local businesses, local councils, and property developers.

Flat roof solar panel installation near Edinburgh

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

Key Factors For Successful Solar Panel Installation

Ensuring professional solar panel installation is crucial for maximising the effectiveness of your solar PV system and battery storage unit. A properly installed system not only guarantees optimum safety but also safeguards your significant 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:

First and foremost, be sure the installation is being carried our by MCS approved solar panel installers. South Scotland Solar Ltd’s MCS certification number is NAP-69293.

Make sure you get at least three quotes for solar installation, some companies are charging way too much which will become apparent if you have something to compare it to.

Conduct a thorough site assessment to determine the available sunlight, shading issues (such as nearby trees or buildings), and the best location and angle for installing the solar panels. Factors like orientation and tilt of the panels greatly affect their efficiency.

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

Determine your budget for the solar panel installation. Consider not only the initial cost but also long-term savings on energy bills. Explore available financing options and government incentives to make the investment more affordable.

Choose high quality solar panels from reputable manufacturers. Consider factors such as efficiency, warranty, and durability especially for Scotland. High-quality panels may have a higher upfront cost but can offer better performance and reliability over the long term.

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

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. Be aware of local regulations, building codes, and homeowners’ association rules related to solar panel installations.

Plan for regular maintenance, including cleaning the panels, checking for any damage, and monitoring the system’s performance. Our PV systems come with monitoring tools that allow you to track energy production and detect issues.

Understand the warranties provided by the solar panel manufacturer, inverter manufacturer, solar battery manufacturer and installation company.

Consider the environmental impact of your solar panel choice, including the materials used, recycling options, and the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process.

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

Ground Mounted Solar Panels Edinburgh

Although located in The Scottish Borders, South Scotland Solar Ltd often installs ground mounted solar panels in Edinburgh and Lothian, which are particularly favoured in rural areas like farms and cottages due to the abundance of space.

Explore the advantages of ground mounted solar panels by clicking here.

Ground Mounted Solar Panels installed in Edinburgh

In Roof Solar Panels Edinburgh

Roof integrated solar panels, as their name implies, are seamlessly incorporated into your roof structure. Also referred to as in roof solar panels, they are a prevalent choice for new housing developments in Edinburgh.

Click here for more information on in roof solar panels.

In Roof Solar Panels installed in Edinburgh

Solar Panels For Flat Roofs Edinburgh

The increasing popularity of flat roof solar panels is largely attributed to their ability to offer an ideal, unobstructed setting for solar panel installation. They also serve as a viable choice for individuals seeking to enhance their current solar PV system but have limited space available on their primary roof.

Click here for more information on solar panels mounted on flat roofs.

Flat Roof Solar Panels installed in Edinburgh

Solar Panels For New Builds Edinburgh

South Scotland Solar Ltd offers comprehensive services encompassing the design, supply, and installation of solar panel arrays tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re embarking on a self managed new build project or overseeing multiple constructions for local councils, construction firms, or property developers, we’ve got you covered. We gladly provide quotes based on your blueprints and specific criteria. Additionally, we offer expert recommendations on the most suitable panels, battery storage solutions, inverters, and overall PV system design to optimise performance while staying within your project’s budget constraints.

Click here for more information on our solar panels perfect for new builds in Edinburgh and Scoltland.

Solar Panels For New Builds in Edinburgh

Best Solar Panel Installers Edinburgh

South Scotland Solar Ltd, Galashiels, Scotland

Now of course we have skin in the game, but the company are extremely confident in saying that South Scotland Solar Ltd are amongst the best solar panel installers near Edinburgh who you will find. South Scotland Solar Ltd have been established for over 2 years and our aim is to become one of the best solar installers near Edinburgh in the coming years by continuing our work in the city. There are not a great deal of solar installers in Edinburgh, with the most well established companies in the likes of Fife and Glasgow, there are actually a huge number of established installers in Fife especially! However, here are some of the best ones we could find actually located in Edinburgh in no particular order:

  1. XKY Energy, Loanhead right next to Edinburgh, and most locals still class this as part of the city. EKY Energy are a well established more known for central heating, but they also provide solar panel installation.
  2. Capital City Electrical Services, Edinburgh are definitely based in the city (clue is in the name!), they are a well established and respected electricians who also offer solar panel installation.
  3. Home Renewables Scotland, Edinburgh are actually a solar comparison website, not installers themselves, however, they claim to work with the best installers and post some decent content so we thought they where worth a mention.
  4. Eco Power Innovations, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee seem to operate more on the west coast and use a virtual office service in Edinburgh at 44 – 46 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4BF which is a Mail Boxes Etc address. Many companies do this to promote their services online in all the local areas they actively work in. They seem like a good outfit based on customer reviews and are MCS approved.
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

Please contact us if you have any other questions about your solar panel installation.

The space needed for solar panels depends on your energy requirements and the efficiency of the panels. On average, a residential solar panel system requires about 100-400 square feet of roof space per kilowatt of installed capacity.

The installation process typically takes 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.

We will always clearly communicate with you after you have booked and during your installation to keep you informed.

The permits and paperwork required for solar panel installation vary by location and for residential solar panel installation in Scotland, it’s quite rare that you require any planning permission.

A reputable MCS installer like ourselves can help you navigate the paperwork and obtain the necessary planning permission.

Definitely not!

While it is physically possible to install solar panels yourself, it is highly recommended to hire a professional installer to ensure your panels are properly commissioned and that protect your product warranty. Solar panel installation involves electrical work, structural analysis, and compliance with local regulations. A licensed MCS installer ensures the system is safe, efficient, and eligible for any incentives.

Yes, many governments offer incentives and tax credits to promote solar energy adoption. These incentives can significantly reduce the upfront costs of installing solar panels. 

Solar panel grants and loans are available through Home Energy Scotland, if you are entitled to any we will be sure to guide you through the application process.

Yes, we complete regular installations upgrading peoples solar PV systems.

Sometimes, it depends on the age and condition of the panels and really needs to be answered on a case by case basis. Please send us more specific details by email or give us a call to discuss.

Yes, we install solar battery storage to compliment peoples solar panels they already have.


Solar Panels Edinburgh

South Scotland Solar Ltd are based in the Galashiels in the heart of the Scottish Borders. We cover all areas of The East Coast of Scotland including Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian 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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