Solar Panel Installers Scotland

Looking for solar panel installation for your Scottish home?

Below, NimbleFins lists some of the best local solar panel installers in Scotland that have achieved excellent customer ratings. We've also included information regarding the areas they cover, some brands they work with and when they were incorporated.

Of course you can also use a larger UK-wide company (read about them in our article on the best solar panel installers) but if you want a local Scottish company, we hope the list below is a useful resource to get your started in your research.

Solar Panel Installers ScotlandAreaBrands IncludeGoogle Customer RatingTrustScoreYear Incorporated
The Edinburgh Boiler CompanyInstalls in Edinburgh and neighboring communitiesvarious4.84.92015
Heatco Scotland LtdBased in Glasgow; installs in surrounding areasvarious54.92015
Viking Electrical Contractors LtdBased in WishawGrowatt, GivEnergy4.74.72022
Green Home SystemsBased in Irvine; installs in Ayrshire, Dundee, East Kilbride, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Hamilton, Irvine & Troon, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Paisley, Perth, Prestwick, Stirling, Largs, Livingston, Aberdeen, Fife, Dundermline, Inverness and morevarious3.24.62014
Eco EnergyBased in Glasgow; installs in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife, Inverness, West Lothian, and all other parts of ScotlandSolaX, Tesla, SMA4.52019
Infinite Renewable Energy Systems LtdBased in Kilmarnock; installs nationallyvarious4.52023
SolarsavingexpertsBased in Motherwell; installs across Scotland and the north of EnglandSolarEdge, Solis4.42023

The companies listed above are based in Scotland, are MCS certified and achieved Trustpilot ratings of at least 4.4 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 Scotland, but there are many other companies that are based elsewhere but who might install in Scotland, like some North of England solar panel installers.

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 Scottish 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 we think they may have higher odds of staying in business over the coming years than some of the very young, less established local installers.

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 Scottish 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.