PV Energy Consulting Services

Solar South West (SSW) provide a range of energy consulting services. Our expert knowledge surrounding regulations and practices in the PV industry including design, installation, optimisation & maintenance, export and industry standards enable us to provide and implement advice and solutions for any queries across the board.

SSW support the installation of both household and utility scale solar projects, whether it’s a local solar scheme or more far afield. So whether you need numbers crunching regarding the instillation of an energy storage system, a PPA lease drafted for your generation, info about DNO requirements, or simple information regarding the cost of solar panels and PV generation projects, get in touch to find out what SSW’s energy consulting services can do for you.


In an environment where grid connections are increasingly hard to come by (on a commercially sustainable level at least), Solar South West ltd can liaise with the local DNO, submit the relevant documentation and design a solution that meets everyone’s acceptance.

Mechanical and electrical safety certification service can be provided at all the regulatory stages. From annual inspections of mounting structures to the 5-year test and inspect requirements for electrical installations – all work carried out by NICEIC competent electricians
Export limitation devices are a useful tool for when the client wishes to maximise PV generation potential in the face of grid restraints, which don’t not allow export over a certain capacity. Solar South West Ltd have a wealth of experience in liaising with the local DNO to ensure exact requirements are met when fitting & programming export limitation components.
To obtain the higher FIT export rates, a requirement to have an energy performance rating of D and above is essential. Solar South West Ltd can advise on methods of achieving this standard prior to any works being undertaken and ensure costs are kept to a minimum.
PPA and lease consultancy service. Solar South West ltd have a wealth of knowledge in drafting PPA agreements and leases between generators and tenants, or generators and suppliers.
Solar South West Ltd can advise on all types of metering requirements. From retrofitting remote meter reading devices, monitoring on-site generation and energy usage to obtaining monthly meter readings on the clients behalf, we’ll have a solution.
Private wire, sleeving or third party netting service.
Solar South West Ltd have the benefit of being on the SMA ADVANCED 2017 list. This allows us to get the most competitive prices for our customers for warranty extensions as well as other benefits when it comes to warranty replacements and service support.
OFGEM (ROOFIT), FIT and metering administration service. The administration of the accreditation and system registrations can be a laborious task. Solar South West have commissioned 100’s of systems and are well versed in their intricacies.