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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

MCS Solar Panel Installers Scotland

South Scotland Solar Ltd are MCS approved solar panel installers based in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, serving the East Coast of Scotland and Central Belt with solar panel installations. We are a small team of independent solar installers with all of the required certifications and accreditations, assuring you a professional installation and the best practical advice for optimal results.

Our owner Callum has 15 years experience working as an electrician and the company specialises only in solar panel, inverter and battery storage installation making us specialists in the field. 

Independent Solar Panel Installers Scotland

Independent solar panel installers are professionals or companies that specialise in the installation of solar PV systems. Independent installers are generally not affiliated with specific solar panel manufacturers, large solar energy companies or sales companies, hence we operate independently.

Hiring an independent solar panel installer like ourselves, has its advantages.

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

Unlike many other solar companies, we are not limited to promoting a particular brand of solar equipment. South Scotland Solar Ltd try to be a flexible as possible with budget constraints and offer quick turnaround on installations if our installers are available.

See our genuine 5 star customer reviews all of which speak volumes! 

Solar Panel Installations in Scotland

Pictured below are just a handful of our solar panel installation jobs from across Scotland. As you can see some of the installations include solar batteries installed as part of bespoke packages with solar panels with the most suitable inverter and battery storage system to ensure the best returns.

South Scotland Solar Ltd can install all types of solar panels including residential commercial, ground mounted, flat roof and roof integrated solar panels.

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 Scotland

South Scotland Solar Ltd are primarily residential solar panel installers, we specialise in the installation, and maintenance of solar PV systems for homes in Scotland. Our business was built by providing affordable, high quality solar panels for your domestic property. 

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

Commercial Solar Panel Installers Scotland

Commercial solar panel installers offer installation, and maintenance of solar PV systems for commercial and industrial properties. 

South Scotland Solar Ltd provides smaller commercial solar installation. For example, we have completed jobs for small offices for local businesses, local councils and property developers.

The panels shown are a flat roof installation for a domestic property in Reston in the Scottish Borders. These are the types of panels and system we would install on commercial jobs. Please see the subsequent positive customer review below:

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

Professional solar panel installation is paramount to getting the best results from your solar PV system and battery storage unit, a well installed system ensures complete safety.

Whats more, installing solar panels is a significant investment and requires careful planning to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Here are the key factors to consider for 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.

Best Solar Panel Installers Scotland

South Scotland Solar Ltd, Galashiels, Scotland

Now of course with the fact we have skin in the game, we would say South Scotland Solar Ltd are amongst the best solar panel installers in Scotland. South Scotland Solar Ltd have been established for over 2 years and our aim is to become one of the best solar installers in Scotland, however, here is a list of established installers (in no particular order) with a strong reputation that we are looking to emulate:

  1. AES Solar based in Forres, Moray are a well established solar panel installer initially launching in 1979, AES Solar have worked on various large scale commercial projects some of which are shown on their website.
  2. Alba Heat and Power from Glenrothes, Fife have a fantastic reputation as one of Scotland’s leading solar panel installers with strong customer reviews to back it up.
  3. John McIntosh Electrical Ltd up in Brechin, Angus are a small independent solar installer like ourselves, who again like ourselves have a background in all aspects of electrical work and amazing customer reviews shown on the likes of Angus Trusted Trader.
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 Installers Serving East and Southern Scotland

South Scotland Solar Ltd are based in Galashiels, we can comfortably install solar panels on The East Coast, Scottish Borders and Southern Scotland including in Annan, Abington, Bathgate, Berwick Upon Tweed, Bo’ness, Biggar, Broxburn, Coldstream, Dalkieth, Dumfries and Galloway, Dunbar, Dunfermline, Duns, East Lothian, East Linton, Edinburgh, Eyemouth, Fife, Gifford, Gullane, Haddington, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Kirkcaldy, Lanark, Lauder, Linlithgow, Livingston, Loanhead, Lockerbie, Midlothian, Moffat, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Peebles, Penicuik, Prestonpans, Rosyth, St Boswells, Selkirk, South Lanarkshire, Tranent, West Calder 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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