About Us

The Scottish Solar Energy Group promotes the use of solar in Scotland as a means of reducing national reliance upon fossil based fuels, whilst enhancing the health and comfort within internal working and living environments.

SSEG events include regular visits to solar projects, meetings, talks and participation in energy related conferences and competitions.

Our Manifesto

To promote the application, development and research of solar energy in Scotland.

To bring together a forum of professionals and academics to exchange ideas on pioneering research, latest technological advancements, design ideas and built architectural application of solar energy.

Give mutual support between engineers, architects, researchers, suppliers and installers of solar energy equipment, broadening knowledge base and awareness of latest developments.

Organise events, seminars, conferences of the issues relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and the protection of the environment.

Prepare, publish and distribute reports, newsletters and other multimedia products relating to solar developments.


Membership is open to all with an interest in solar energy. For more information and to become a member please get in touch with our membership secretary.


Gloria Lo: Principal of OiSA Designs Chartered Architect, Chair of Edinburgh Chartered Architects Network, Council Member for Edinburgh Architectural Association RIAS

George Goudsmit: Managing Director of AES Ltd and Member of Thermal Working group of Solar Trade Association; Cofounder of Scottish Renewable Forum (SRF). Board Member of Solar Cities Scotland

Manuela Marinho de Castro: MEARU

Membership Secretary
Dr Fiona MacLennan: Carbon Reduction Project Manager.

Committee Members

Dr Anne-Marie Fuller: Technology Business Development Executive covering the Solar theme for the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) and the Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER); Board member of Solar Cities Scotland.

Colin Porteous: Professor of Architectural Science, Mackintosh School of Architecture and Co-director of MEARU, Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit; Board member ISES-Europe.

Jim Norris: Director of Solar Energy Systems, Dunfermline.

John Gilbert: Director of John Gilbert Architects Ltd; Chair of RIAS Scottish Community Projects Fund.

Peter Randall: Managing Director, Solar Kingdom Ltd.

Rory O’Riordan: P/T Lecturer in Building Services Engineering (MCIBSE CEng), Edinburgh College Granton; Board member (and Founder) of Dundee Sun City, now expanded into Solar Cities Scotland (New Projects).

Rosalie Menon:
 Lecturer in Architectural Technology, Mackintosh School of Architecture; Co-director of MEARU, Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit.