SOLARAID

Illuminating Change:

Kingsway Electrical and SolarAid Join Forces for a Brighter Future

A partnership between Kingsway Electrical and SolarAid, transforming lives in Africa.

29 Jun 2022 - Rhodah Chibale helping her children do their homework in Chandamukulu village, Kasama, Zambia

Credit: SolarAid/Jason J Mulikita

About SolarAid

SolarAid is a beacon of hope for underserved communities by providing clean energy solutions that empower and uplift.

An international charity founded in 2006 to combat poverty and climate change, their mission is to light up every home, school and clinic in Africa by 2030, using safe, clean solar power.

590m people across sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. When the sun goes down the working day ends for millions of people. For millions of others the only option is to ignite kerosene lamps and paraffin candles, which emit toxic fumes into the earth’s atmosphere. But with the flick of a switch, we can change that story. Every solar light in someone’s hand is an instant win for people and the planet.

OUR PARTNERSHIP

Credit: SolarAid/Chris Gagnon

Kingsway Electrical CEO Pete Docherty is not only committed to providing change to Kingsway Electrical staff and customers, but also on a wider scale.  After searching for a charity that shares our values, SolarAid shone through.  We will donate 1% of all solar sales, as well as annual team sponsorship events.

SolarAid’s impact so far…

  • 3m lights distributed worldwide
  • 4m people in sub-Saharan Africa reached by clean, safe, affordable light
  • $290m saved by families a year

Credit: SolarAid/Chris Gagnon

Find out more about SolarAid

Kind Words from our customers

Stuart McInallyStuart McInally
21:30 07 Feb 24
After a recommendation I got in touch with Kingsway regarding testing and commissioning my solar and battery set up. I must say it was a breath of fresh air dealing with Kingsway. From the first contact they were extremely helpful, spoke to me about my unique situation and how they could help. After agreeing a date, two engineers showed up on time and worked to a very high standard, leaving no mess whatsoever and talked me through everything as they went and before they left. Brilliant company who I can’t recommend highly enough.
Vinod GiddaniVinod Giddani
21:13 03 Feb 24
I used Kingsway Electrical Ltd to carry testing and commissioning service of my solar system. I am really happy with the entire process, from initial consultation to completion. The team is knowledgeable, and the work was completed on time & tidied upon completion. I highly recommend Kingsway Electrical ltd to anyone considering a solar installation. Big thanks to Peter and Aaron.
Rhys CampbellRhys Campbell
14:59 01 Feb 24
Brilliant Service, couldn’t be happier!
ConradConrad
09:51 05 Jan 24
Highly rate Kingsway electrical. Will highly recommend them to anyone. Attention to detail from the highly knowledgeable and friendly staff. They were a dream to deal with from start to finish and got all the relevant paperwork on time and I’m over the moon with the job. Even though it was a small domestic job they still done it. They can do all aspects of electrical work. I will be using them from now on. Thanks once again to Kingsway electrical.
Lilian EdwardsLilian Edwards
14:05 26 Dec 23
Booked in for a small job before Christmas and they cancelled at last minute. Seems to have been result of miscommunication and lack of transparency as to what kind of work they take on . So can't speak to standard of work.
Alan DavidsonAlan Davidson
09:48 20 Dec 23
great service and delighted with the final results of our soalr and battery install
Ken SmithKen Smith
09:56 29 Nov 23
Kingsway Electrical Ltd carried out extensive testing and commissioning services on a solar photovoltaic system, installed additional safety features and produced all the necessary paperwork for the system to export to the grid.The company representatives were prompt, completed the work within time and tidied up upon completion.Excellent professional service from initial enquiry to completion.
Workflo SolutionsWorkflo Solutions
08:00 15 Nov 23
Fantastic service from start to finish. Communication, workmanship, professionalism of the onsite staff, end result; all of the highest standard.
Darren McCluskeyDarren McCluskey
20:37 26 Oct 23
Initially employed Kingsway to install an ev charger with the view of going down the full solar route at a later date. From start to finish the whole experienced has been excellent. I thought the workmanship of the lads was very tidy and to the highest standards. Dealing with Pete has been good, I found him very patient when it comes to explaining and answering questions. Over all I would highly recommend Kingsway.
Martin HornerMartin Horner
16:36 03 Aug 23
Pete came and we had a good discussion about where things would go and what to choose. We decided on solar panels and a battery. They gave us a very informative quote with links to all the components. The installation team were helpful and did a neat and tidy job. Would thoroughly recommend.
Dick JenkinsDick Jenkins
20:37 23 Jul 23
Pete Docherty responded proactively to our request for a solarPV with battery storage installation. After an exchange of data we had an early Zoom Meeting with screenshots from Google Earth showing what our system could look like. Once we were ready Kingsway delivered a competitive quotation after a site visit which has been benchmarked by our grant provider as best value in the market. All of the equipment offered is CE marked and has been designed and tested to International Standards.There are other companies who can provide technically superior systems but offered at uncompetitive prices in our opinion.The installation team consisting of salaried employees worked diligently to complete the work and the follow up communications to iron out wrinkles were top class.
Winnie HoWinnie Ho
16:03 22 Jul 23
Great job by Pete and team on our solar and battery installation. Peter was very knowledgeable and took the time to discuss what we wanted and made sure we got the specific hardware we were after.The install was done proficiently and to a high standard. By the end of day 2, we were generating solar to cook dinner! Everything was neat and tidy, cables routed through trunking and wiring. A team of three headed by Lewis came to install the job, all were friendly and knowledgable and answered my various questions. Additionally, it was great that Pete dropped by to introduce himself and explain a few things, and answer a few questions. All documentation required for HES and EST loans were processed and sent by the end of the week. Thank you Pete and team!
Ross CawkwellRoss Cawkwell
16:39 09 Jun 23
I used Kingsway Electrical for our Solar install using the Home energy Scotland HES interest free government loan. As an MCS registered installer Kingsway where able to advise me on the process involved and was happy for me to use the HES process.I had several quotes that all came in at a similar price but Peter used a more personalised process for obtaining a quote that let me ask questions and tailor the quote to my specific needs. Also for all the quotes i received Kingsway where the only ones to break down additional options clearly like bird netting and extended warranties so the pricing was very clear.The Install itself was carried out by 4 of Peter's team along with contracted roofers and scaffolding firm. All the tradesmen involved where polite, tidy and happy to answer questions and listen to my specific requirements.The system itself is working great and i'm very happy with the end result. All the best for the future Kingsway a job well done
Dorry McLaughlinDorry McLaughlin
09:19 28 May 23
Kingsway were the only people who were able to identify a problem with our PV solar system and fix it. Good value, professional and responsive
Ewan RobertaonEwan Robertaon
11:51 04 May 23
Great service. polite and professional. Courteous and tidy
Claire HammondClaire Hammond
11:37 27 Apr 23
We recently decided to get Solar Panels, a battery and inverter installed at our house. Pete and the team at Kingsway Electrical were brilliant from start to finish. Pete was so knowledgeable and helpful from outset and spent time discussing our requirements and giving really helpful advice around what systems to use to ensure the best return on investment. Pete both supplied and installed the equipment and all on time and at a very competitive price. The other companies we approached for quotes were very sales-focussed and didn't have the same depth of knowledge as Pete, they really just wanted you to sign-up for their standard package and weren't interested in more bespoke installations.In summary, we could not have been happier with the entire service from Kingsway Electrical. Friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, professional and tidy too!!
Hugh MastersHugh Masters
16:40 06 Feb 23
Kingsway recently installed 18 PV solar panels, x3 5.2kw batteries and a 5kw inverter and I would highly recommend the company. All work was completed in 2 days to a high standard, with everything neatly finished. What was most impressive was the customer service, communications and explanations, first class at all times (not always the case with over trades we've used recently I'm afraid). As I say highly recommended.
Nigel AkamNigel Akam
11:38 19 Dec 22
Kingsway Electrical Ltd installed a 9 solar panels and battery storage system in our Church Hall last week. The job was done very efficiently and on the agreed dates. It was a professional job and the system is working well to date.
Malcolm SievwrightMalcolm Sievwright
10:59 03 Aug 22
Would definitely use Kingsway again. Very professional from quote to invoice. Very tidy work and talked me through the installation from start to finish - I used them for the car charger after they completed the electrical installation for a heat pump and installed solar panels.
Luke DLuke D
11:08 07 Jun 22
Pete is great to deal with, he discussed different solutions for installing 12 ceiling inserted downlighter on two dimmer switches to replace a single pendant light in a large room. Once decided on the best option they provided a quote, completed the job as planned, were friendly to have around and left things looking neat and tidy. Have used several times for a variety of jobs and would highly recommend.
David MorrisonDavid Morrison
07:58 26 May 22
I used Pete and his team to carry out the installation of my EV Charger. Delighted with the service i received from start to finish. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending Kingsway Electrical Ltd, a pleasure to do business with.
Stuart McInallyStuart McInally
21:30 07 Feb 24
After a recommendation I got in touch with Kingsway regarding testing and commissioning my solar and battery set up. I must say it was a breath of fresh air dealing with Kingsway. From the first contact they were extremely helpful, spoke to me about my unique situation and how they could help. After agreeing a date, two engineers showed up on time and worked to a very high standard, leaving no mess whatsoever and talked me through everything as they went and before they left. Brilliant company who I can’t recommend highly enough.
Vinod GiddaniVinod Giddani
21:13 03 Feb 24
I used Kingsway Electrical Ltd to carry testing and commissioning service of my solar system. I am really happy with the entire process, from initial consultation to completion. The team is knowledgeable, and the work was completed on time & tidied upon completion. I highly recommend Kingsway Electrical ltd to anyone considering a solar installation. Big thanks to Peter and Aaron.
Rhys CampbellRhys Campbell
14:59 01 Feb 24
Brilliant Service, couldn’t be happier!
ConradConrad
09:51 05 Jan 24
Highly rate Kingsway electrical. Will highly recommend them to anyone. Attention to detail from the highly knowledgeable and friendly staff. They were a dream to deal with from start to finish and got all the relevant paperwork on time and I’m over the moon with the job. Even though it was a small domestic job they still done it. They can do all aspects of electrical work. I will be using them from now on. Thanks once again to Kingsway electrical.
Lilian EdwardsLilian Edwards
14:05 26 Dec 23
Booked in for a small job before Christmas and they cancelled at last minute. Seems to have been result of miscommunication and lack of transparency as to what kind of work they take on . So can't speak to standard of work.
Alan DavidsonAlan Davidson
09:48 20 Dec 23
great service and delighted with the final results of our soalr and battery install
Ken SmithKen Smith
09:56 29 Nov 23
Kingsway Electrical Ltd carried out extensive testing and commissioning services on a solar photovoltaic system, installed additional safety features and produced all the necessary paperwork for the system to export to the grid.The company representatives were prompt, completed the work within time and tidied up upon completion.Excellent professional service from initial enquiry to completion.
Workflo SolutionsWorkflo Solutions
08:00 15 Nov 23
Fantastic service from start to finish. Communication, workmanship, professionalism of the onsite staff, end result; all of the highest standard.
Darren McCluskeyDarren McCluskey
20:37 26 Oct 23
Initially employed Kingsway to install an ev charger with the view of going down the full solar route at a later date. From start to finish the whole experienced has been excellent. I thought the workmanship of the lads was very tidy and to the highest standards. Dealing with Pete has been good, I found him very patient when it comes to explaining and answering questions. Over all I would highly recommend Kingsway.
Martin HornerMartin Horner
16:36 03 Aug 23
Pete came and we had a good discussion about where things would go and what to choose. We decided on solar panels and a battery. They gave us a very informative quote with links to all the components. The installation team were helpful and did a neat and tidy job. Would thoroughly recommend.
Dick JenkinsDick Jenkins
20:37 23 Jul 23
Pete Docherty responded proactively to our request for a solarPV with battery storage installation. After an exchange of data we had an early Zoom Meeting with screenshots from Google Earth showing what our system could look like. Once we were ready Kingsway delivered a competitive quotation after a site visit which has been benchmarked by our grant provider as best value in the market. All of the equipment offered is CE marked and has been designed and tested to International Standards.There are other companies who can provide technically superior systems but offered at uncompetitive prices in our opinion.The installation team consisting of salaried employees worked diligently to complete the work and the follow up communications to iron out wrinkles were top class.
Winnie HoWinnie Ho
16:03 22 Jul 23
Great job by Pete and team on our solar and battery installation. Peter was very knowledgeable and took the time to discuss what we wanted and made sure we got the specific hardware we were after.The install was done proficiently and to a high standard. By the end of day 2, we were generating solar to cook dinner! Everything was neat and tidy, cables routed through trunking and wiring. A team of three headed by Lewis came to install the job, all were friendly and knowledgable and answered my various questions. Additionally, it was great that Pete dropped by to introduce himself and explain a few things, and answer a few questions. All documentation required for HES and EST loans were processed and sent by the end of the week. Thank you Pete and team!
Ross CawkwellRoss Cawkwell
16:39 09 Jun 23
I used Kingsway Electrical for our Solar install using the Home energy Scotland HES interest free government loan. As an MCS registered installer Kingsway where able to advise me on the process involved and was happy for me to use the HES process.I had several quotes that all came in at a similar price but Peter used a more personalised process for obtaining a quote that let me ask questions and tailor the quote to my specific needs. Also for all the quotes i received Kingsway where the only ones to break down additional options clearly like bird netting and extended warranties so the pricing was very clear.The Install itself was carried out by 4 of Peter's team along with contracted roofers and scaffolding firm. All the tradesmen involved where polite, tidy and happy to answer questions and listen to my specific requirements.The system itself is working great and i'm very happy with the end result. All the best for the future Kingsway a job well done
Dorry McLaughlinDorry McLaughlin
09:19 28 May 23
Kingsway were the only people who were able to identify a problem with our PV solar system and fix it. Good value, professional and responsive
Ewan RobertaonEwan Robertaon
11:51 04 May 23
Great service. polite and professional. Courteous and tidy
Claire HammondClaire Hammond
11:37 27 Apr 23
We recently decided to get Solar Panels, a battery and inverter installed at our house. Pete and the team at Kingsway Electrical were brilliant from start to finish. Pete was so knowledgeable and helpful from outset and spent time discussing our requirements and giving really helpful advice around what systems to use to ensure the best return on investment. Pete both supplied and installed the equipment and all on time and at a very competitive price. The other companies we approached for quotes were very sales-focussed and didn't have the same depth of knowledge as Pete, they really just wanted you to sign-up for their standard package and weren't interested in more bespoke installations.In summary, we could not have been happier with the entire service from Kingsway Electrical. Friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, professional and tidy too!!
Hugh MastersHugh Masters
16:40 06 Feb 23
Kingsway recently installed 18 PV solar panels, x3 5.2kw batteries and a 5kw inverter and I would highly recommend the company. All work was completed in 2 days to a high standard, with everything neatly finished. What was most impressive was the customer service, communications and explanations, first class at all times (not always the case with over trades we've used recently I'm afraid). As I say highly recommended.
Nigel AkamNigel Akam
11:38 19 Dec 22
Kingsway Electrical Ltd installed a 9 solar panels and battery storage system in our Church Hall last week. The job was done very efficiently and on the agreed dates. It was a professional job and the system is working well to date.
Malcolm SievwrightMalcolm Sievwright
10:59 03 Aug 22
Would definitely use Kingsway again. Very professional from quote to invoice. Very tidy work and talked me through the installation from start to finish - I used them for the car charger after they completed the electrical installation for a heat pump and installed solar panels.
Luke DLuke D
11:08 07 Jun 22
Pete is great to deal with, he discussed different solutions for installing 12 ceiling inserted downlighter on two dimmer switches to replace a single pendant light in a large room. Once decided on the best option they provided a quote, completed the job as planned, were friendly to have around and left things looking neat and tidy. Have used several times for a variety of jobs and would highly recommend.
David MorrisonDavid Morrison
07:58 26 May 22
I used Pete and his team to carry out the installation of my EV Charger. Delighted with the service i received from start to finish. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending Kingsway Electrical Ltd, a pleasure to do business with.
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