Here are some useful links to websites of leading names in the solar industry in Scotland and the UK:
Home Energy Scotland administrate most renewable loans and grants for homeowners in Scotland and provide sound advice in relation to any funding you may be entitled to to help with installation costs. They also have there Business Energy Scotland division who manage grants and loans for business owners.
The Energy Savings Trust are as well respected as it gets in relation to improving your homes energy efficiency and getting the best advice on what is best for all types of heating and renewable products.
There are tonnes of websites, newsletters, blogs etc for solar power, however, one of the most reliable and up to date ones is The Solar Power Portal which you can setup free email alerts for that they send frequently with the most up to date information in the industry.
These days there are tonnes of authorised bodies companies can join in solar and other industries for that matter! Many of them don’t mean a great deal and are more of a joining fee only type membership. The most essential accreditations a solar panel installer should have MCS, NICEIC, NAPIT and the Renewable Energy Consumer Code. If you deal with an installer who is not MCS accredited in particular, your panels will not be properly commissioned and therefore any product warranty will be lost.