Solar Panel Installers West Lothian
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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 West Lothian
5* Google Review, September 2023

Solar Panel Installers West Lothian

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

Under the leadership of 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, guaranteeing that your solar energy needs are expertly met when you choose us.

We have completed dozens of jobs in West Lothian including solar panel and battery installations in Livingston, Bathgate, Linlithgow and just outside the area in Bo’Ness.

Independent Solar Panel Installers West 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 us, offers several advantages. At South Scotland Solar Ltd, we provide personalised and customer-centric services, ensuring top-notch customer care and offering a wider variety of solar panels and battery options compared to most other solar installers in The West 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 speak volumes about 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 West Lothian

Displayed below are various solar panel installation projects we have successfully undertaken in The Borders, West Lothian, and the East Coast of Scotland. These projects showcase our expertise, with some featuring integrated solar batteries as part of tailored 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 West Lothian

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

Residential solar panel installations near West Lothian, including Haddington, Galashiels and Livingston

Commercial Solar Panel Installers West Lothian

Companies specialising in commercial solar panel installations focus on setting up and maintaining solar energy systems for commercial and industrial properties.

At South Scotland Solar Ltd, our primary expertise lies in domestic installations and smaller scale commercial solar projects. We are limited to commercial 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

West Lothian Solar Panel Installation

Ensuring a professional installation for your solar panel system is crucial to maximise 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, confirm that the installation is conducted by solar panel installers certified by MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme). South Scotland Solar Ltd holds MCS certification number NAP-69293.

Obtaining at least three quotes for solar installation is essential. Some companies may overcharge, and having multiple quotes enables you to compare and pinpoint any differences in pricing.

Conduct a thorough site assessment to assess the available sunlight, potential shading issues from nearby trees or buildings, and determine the optimal location and angle for solar panel installation. Factors such as 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 financially feasible.

Choose solar panels from reputable manufacturers renowned for their outstanding quality. Consider factors such as efficiency, warranty, and durability, especially considering Scotland’s climate. While high-quality panels may have a higher upfront cost, they often provide superior performance and reliability in the long run.

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 necessary.

Decide whether a solar battery storage system is needed 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, including tasks such as cleaning the panels, checking for damage, 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.

Understand 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 factors such as 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 West Lothian

South Scotland Solar Ltd, Galashiels, Scotland

South Scotland Solar Ltd has proudly served The Scottish Borders and West Lothian for over the last 2 years, earning a reputation as one of the best local solar panel installers. Our goal is to establish ourselves as a trusted established solar panel company, maintaining high standards for years to come.

Our genuine 5-star customer reviews attest to our quality service, with feedback from just a few of our satisfied customers who took the time to share their experiences. And there are many more where those 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, Near Midlothian
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 depends on your energy requirements and panel efficiency. On average, a residential solar panel system requires about 100-400 square feet of roof space per kilowatt of installed capacity.

The installation timeframe can vary 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 may also affect the timeline.

You can trust that we will keep communication transparent and ongoing, both after booking and throughout the installation process, to keep you informed at every stage.

The permits and paperwork required for solar panel installation vary by location, and for residential solar panel installations 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.

Absolutely not!

Although it is technically possible to install solar panels by yourself, it is highly recommended to hire a professional installer. This ensures that your panels are correctly commissioned, and your product warranty remains 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, The Scottish government offers incentives and grants to promote the adoption of solar energy. These incentives can substantially reduce the initial expenses 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.

Certainly, we frequently undertake installations to upgrade customers’ solar PV systems.

The possibility of an upgrade depends on the age and condition of the panels and is best evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For more specific information, kindly email us or give us a call to initiate a detailed discussion.

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


Solar Panels West Lothian

South Scotland Solar Ltd are based in the Galashiels near enough to West Lothian and we frequently work in the area. We cover all areas of The West Lothian region and surrounding areas including Armadale, Bathgate, Blackburn, Blackridge, Broxburn, Deans Village, East Calder, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fauldhouse, Kirknewton, Linlithgow, Livingston, Longridge, Mid Calder, Midlothian, Murieston, Torphichen, Uphall, West Calder, Whitburn and Winchburgh, although naturally most of our work is in The Scottish Borders.



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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