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Embrace the future of renewable electricity generation with PWS Renewables, a trusted solar panel company in Scotland. We specialise in solar panel installation in Glasgow, with the goal of providing homeowners with a clean, efficient, and cost-effective way to power their homes.

Discover how our top-quality solar panel installers can transform the way you generate and consume energy while contributing to a greener future.

Benefits of Solar Installation with PWS

Solar Panel Installation — Glasgow

Clean Energy Generation 

Solar power is the perfect way to generate clean energy, and the technology is far more efficient than it was 10 years ago. Combined with a solar battery storage system to store any excess solar energy generated and discharge it when you need it, solar panels save money and protect the environment.     

The world is embracing sustainable energy solutions, so installing solar PV panels puts you at the forefront of this green revolution — when you install solar panels, you play an active role in combating climate change.

Cost Savings

When the soaring cost of utilities is combined with the amazing 0% VAT rate on installations, renewables make more financial sense than ever, saving money on your energy bills. Other great news for consumers is that from February 2024, retrofit batteries and hot water diverters not installed at the same time as solar panels will also be VAT free!   

We have various solar products available. We design a unique solar PV system for each new home based on how much energy you consume and when you are at home. Many clients now opt for a battery to be installed to supplement the solar panel system as it can store cheap energy from tariffs such as Octopus Go and discharge it into the home at peak cost times.  

Reputable Company

Unfortunately, the renewables industry is tainted by many feed-in-tariff generation companies that installed sub-standard solar PV systems 10 years ago that were not fit for purpose.

Many companies then closed, ending any aftercare or warranties promised. As a result, the whole renewable energy sector has been tightened with regulation and guidance focused on protecting homeowners.  

PWS is MCS registered, NAPIT approved, and provides insurance-backed warranties and deposit protection to guarantee you transparent information, service and aftercare. We are also members of the Renewables Energy Consumer Code which ensures we have quality management systems and produce accurate quotations to install solar panels.

Financing Options 

In Scotland, the energy savings trust can support your installation with interest loans and grants. To access support for solar panel and battery installation you must also have an air source heat pump or evidence of plans to have one installed.   

As MCS-certified contractors, PWS are approved to have solar panels installed by the energy saving trust, which is administered by Home Energy Scotland. A combination of an interest free loan and grant up to £12,000 is available. Broken down, it is £6,000 per technology for battery and solar PV (£1,250 grant plus £4,750 optional loan for each). The option to pay back over 12 years is available.

Increased Property Value  

Installing solar panels can significantly increase the resale value of your property. Homes equipped with solar PV systems are often more attractive to potential buyers, as they offer lower electricity costs and a reduced carbon footprint. This can translate into a higher resale value for your home, making it a smart long-term investment.

The exact increase in property value depends on factors such as the size of the installation, local market conditions, energy usage, and energy costs. However, on average, homeowners can expect to see a 3–8% increase in their property value after a solar PV panel installation.    

Low Maintenance

Solar electricity panels require minimal maintenance, making them a hassle-free investment for homeowners. Once our solar installers in Glasgow have completed installing the solar PV panels in your home, you get all the benefits of clean energy without the worry of constant upkeep or costly repairs.

PV solar panels are built to withstand harsh weather conditions, are resistant to corrosion, and are designed to last for decades, with many manufacturers offering warranties of 25+ years.

Ready to enhance your home with solar panels in Glasgow? Fill out our website contact form today. 
Our expert solar panel installers will reach out to provide a quote tailored to your solar system needs.    

Solar Installation Process FAQs 

Do you have additional questions about solar batteries, how solar panels work, or our installation process? Here are our answers to some of the most common questions.    

The first step is to schedule a consultation with our expert solar panel installers at PWS. During this consultation, we will assess your property, discuss your energy needs and goals, and provide you with a customised proposal outlining the best solar system for your home. 

This proposal will include details on the size of the system, the estimated energy production, and the projected cost savings over time. 

Solar installations generally take 4–5 days, depending on the scale of the work involved. The actual time for the solar installation process may vary depending on the size of your solar PV system, roof space, the complexity of your roof layout, and the specific mounting system required to get as much sunlight as possible.  

Prior to installation, our solar panel installers will conduct a thorough site assessment to determine the optimal placement of your solar panels and identify any potential challenges or requirements unique to your property. This assessment helps us provide you with a more accurate timeline for your installation of solar PV in Glasgow.    

In 2008, Scottish solar installations were designated “permitted development,” meaning planning was no longer necessary. There is an exception if your home is listed or within a conservation area. Even if your property falls under the “permitted development” category, it is essential to ensure that your solar panel installer adheres to the specific criteria set forth by the Scottish Government.        

These criteria include aspects such as the size and positioning of the solar panels, their distance from the edge of the roof, and the materials used. At our solar panel installation company, we stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and guidelines, ensuring that your home or commercial solar panel installation complies with all necessary requirements.

Yes and no! If the proposed inverter is 3.68kW or below, we can connect the system to the national grid without permission and inform the supplier afterwards using the G98 notification procedure. If the inverter is larger than 3.68kW, we must apply for pre-permission using the G99 procedure. 

G99 can take up to 6 weeks for approval, and solar power work cannot begin until permission is granted. Some suppliers charge up to £300 for the G99 network design study, but others do it for free. Our solar panel home installation company will do all the form-filling, so you can relax!    

Payment schedules are set by the Renewable Energy Consumer Code and MCS scheme. A 25% deposit is taken to secure materials, a 35% advance payment is paid 3 weeks before initial installation, and a 40% balance is required upon full installation. Your deposit and installation are covered by an insurance-backed warranty from the Independent Warranty Association for your protection.   

At PWS, we understand that installing a renewable energy source is a huge investment, and we strive to make the process as transparent as possible. A solar installer from our team will work with you to explore various funding opportunities, including interest-free loans, grants, and other incentives that may be available in your area.      

If your budget allows for solar panels with battery storage, then 100% yes. When you are out during the day, the solar PV battery storage will store surplus solar energy to be used when at home. Sadly, in Scotland, we are grey and wet from October to March, and naturally, solar production is reduced. This is when an off-peak tariff and a solar panel with battery storage are crucial.  

During these times a solar with battery storage can be charged using off-peak rates such as Octopus Go during the night and discharge the cheap extra energy into your home during the day. Charging a 10kWh battery overnight can save around £2 per day or £60 per month from your electricity bills during autumn and winter.     

A typical install will include an inverter, consumer unit, one battery, isolators and a meter. This can be installed on a 1.2M x 2.4M sheet of plasterboard. We use OSB wooden board covered by a fire-rated board for a non-combustible and aesthetic finish behind the equipment. Check our projects page for solar power installation images.   

Inverters and batteries can be outside, but it’s not the most efficient place for them. Battery performance degrades when temperatures fall to around freezing. Inclement weather and a higher risk of damage are also factors to consider.  

To ensure optimal performance and longevity of your solar PV system, it is best to install inverters and batteries in a protected indoor location. This can be a garage, utility room, or any other suitable space that maintains a stable temperature and protects the components from the elements.   

The average payback period for solar panels is 5–10 years. High-demand electricity users will make greater savings than low-demand users, resulting in a shorter payback period. Having solar will also increase your energy awareness via the app, and good energy habits must be implemented to get the most out of your system.   

Several other factors can influence the payback period of your solar and battery storage system, including the size of your installation, the efficiency of your solar panels, how much electricity you consume, and the amount of direct sunlight your property receives.

It depends on the type of solar panel system you have installed. If your system is grid-tied without a battery, it will automatically shut off during a power outage to prevent excess electricity from feeding back into the national grid, which could pose a safety risk to utility workers. 

However, if you have a solar battery installed, you can continue to power your home with the stored energy during an outage, providing you with energy independence and peace of mind.

PWS Renewables: Expert Solar Panel & Battery Installation in Glasgow

PWS Renewables is a Glasgow-based company owned and operated by a team of dedicated professionals. Our journey began in 2013 with a specialisation in EV charging installations, and we quickly became a trusted name in the field. As the market evolved, we adapted our services to meet the growing demand for renewable energy solutions.

Today, we are one of the leading solar panel installation companies in Glasgow. 

Beyond installing solar panels and battery storage, we also offer internal and external electrical services for domestic and commercial properties.

Ready to harness the sun’s energy and reduce your energy consumption with solar PV and battery storage? Call PWS Renewables on 07793 540885 or email us at to receive an affordable quote for solar panel installation in Glasgow. 


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Paul and his team are simply the most friendly and professional team I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I’ve worked as an Engineer and Manager in the Construction Industry for over 20 years so I’ve dealt with hundreds of electricians/ electrical engineers and commissioning engineers but none were as diligent, easy going and friendly as the guys at PWS. Even the small details like finishes around fire rated plasterboard were top drawer. Brilliant service from a bunch of brilliant guys, five stars are simply not enough!!


Paul and his team are excellent. Everything he says in his blurb at the top is true. He knows what he’s talking about. Gives you good information to make the right choice, they really are clean and tidy. I can’t recommend him highly enough. He also installed my car charger… he is very well informed.