Solar Panel Installers Midlands

Looking for solar panel installation for your home in the Midlands?

The NimbleFins team researched local solar panel installers in the Midlands looking for the companies with the best customer ratings. We've also sourced information regarding the geographic areas covered by each local installer, some of the solar brands each works with and when each installer was incorporated.

You can also use a larger UK-wide solar panel installer (read about these companies in our best solar panel installers research) but if you want a local Midlands company, we hope the list below is a useful resource to get your started in your research.

Solar Panel Installers MidlandsAreaBrands IncludeTrustScoreYear Incorporated
East Midlands
Lincoln ElectricalBased in LincolnGivEnergy, Enphase, Tesla, myenergi4.92020
Puraflow RenewablesBased in DarltonLongi, SunPower, Solis, CanadianSolar, SolaX, Growatt, LuxPower4.72022
UK Eco Energy SolutionsLincolnshire and the East MidlandsQ Cells, LG4.72017
TheutilitygroupBased in Northamptonvarious brands4.72023
Eco Switch Improvements LtdBased in DerbyJinko, Aiko, JA Solar, PylonTech, Solis, eurener, Trina Solar, GivEnergy, Sunsynk, Tesla4.62022
UK Alternative Energy LtdLincolnJA Solar, SolarEdge, Bisol, SolaX4.62009
West Midlands
NPES SolarBased in Wolverhampton; installs in West Midlands including Walsall, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Telford, Staffordshire, Shropshire and the surrounding areasvarious brands4.92014
Solarsystems365Based in CannockPerlight, Fox ESS4.82019
UK Solar Services LTDBased in StaffordshireTrina Solar, Longi, Jinko, eurener, SolaX, Growatt4.82018
Kembla LimitedLichfieldGivEnergy, SolarEdge, Tesla, myenergi4.72020
Solar Star Power LtdStaffordshireLongi, JA Solar, ecastus, myenergi, Andersen, GivEnergy, Aiko, Tesla4.52012
EdanpowerBirminghamvarious brands4.52018
LDT electrical & security installations LtdBased in Dudley; installs in West midlands and surrounding areasvarious brands4.52016
Project SolarBased in Burton, Staffordshire; installs nationallyProject Solar, SunPower4.52011

Of note: Project Solar UK is known as the largest solar power installer in the UK—this is supported by their recent financial filings at Companies House, which states the company had £93,761,489 of turnover last year. In contrast, the vast majority of solar panel installers are small enough that they don't need to include their turnover in their annual financial reports.

The companies listed above are based in the Midlands, are MCS certified and achieved Trustpilot ratings of at least 4.5 out of 5. This list can be a starting point for your research, but of course there may be other solar panel installers more suited to your needs. The above list is meant to show local companies based in the East and West Midlands, but there are many other companies that are based elsewhere. To learn about other companies that might be able to intall in your area, check out our articles on North of England solar panel installers and Solar panel installers in Wales].

And for further information, we'd like to mention that there is one other nation-wide installer based in the Midlands, Geo Green Power (TrustScore 4.4).

You can also check Google maps for other solar installers in your area, and you can even ask neighbors with solar panels about their installers. We've found neighbors to be a great source of information—and people with solar panels typically love to talk about them!

Are you not sure if you should go with a large UK or a smaller, local company? Below we discuss some of the pros and cons of each.

Should I use a local Midlands solar panel installer or a large UK-wide installer?

When deciding which type of installer to use—smaller, local vs. larger, national—here are some factors to keep in mind:

Pros and cons of using a larger company

A larger, UK-wide company might be better at the following:

  • Quick quote turnaround
  • Offering discounts due to volume discounts
  • Deep product knowledge (e.g. if they only work with a limited set of products)

A larger company might be worse due to the following:

  • Installation teams might be outsourced/contracted out
  • Limited solar panel manufacturers only (e.g. some install only 1 or two types of panels)
  • Quote and technical survey might be online or phone only (not on site)

One other point to keep in mind: most of the national installers have been in operation for many years, so it feels like they're more likely to still be in business for years to come. If you prefer a local installer to a large national installer, you might want to check to see how long they've been in business.

Note: 'online' or 'phone'-only quotes and technical surveys can be good for efficiency—you can get a quote in literally minutes. But an onsite quote and technical survey can save you time in the long run and help ensure that the system you get is truly optimised for your situation. For example, in some cases it can be difficult for online or over-the-phone quotes to accurately estimate the number of panels that can actually fit on a roof—this may or may not be a factor for you. If your roof is small compared to your needs, then you need to maximise the panels on the roof.

Want to learn more? Read our related article about the best national solar panel installers.

Pros and cons of using a local Midlands-based company

A local company might be better at the following:

  • Installation teams might be more likely to be in-house (as opposed to contracted out)
  • Knowing the 'sunniness' of your area (and therefore what power generation can really be achieved)
  • Hand holding their customers
  • Having your company nearby in case of problems
  • On site quotes and surveys (vs remote)
  • Sourcing specific equipment you desire (e.g. they may be more open to installing your choice of panels)

A local company might be worse due to the following:

  • Quote turnaround might be slower
  • If they do less volume, they may not be able to pass on bulk discounts to customers

Also, if you want some guidance on how to choose a solar panel installer, please read our thoughts here.