about Kerr MacGregor:

Kerr's specialist area of expertise is solar heating, but he also has a good knowledge of solar PV and has many contacts within the renewable energy industry.

MacGregor Solar has worked with several local authorities, housing associations and community groups including: Berwickshire Housing Association, Perthshire Housing Association, Edinburgh Council, Angus Council, Easdale Community, Gigha Community, Highland Council, Caithness District Council and Dundee Council

Kerr MacGregor


professional qualifications etc:

- B.Sc. Hons(mech eng) from Edinburgh University and M.Sc (bio-eng) from Strathclyde University
- Former Senior Lecturer in Energy Engineering at Napier University, Edinbugh
- Founder and former Chair of Scottish Solar Energy Group
- Director of Scottish Renewables Forum (SRF)
- Former Energy Spokesperson for the SNP
- Presently involved in advising MSPs in the Scottish Parliament on energy issues
- invited lecturer at many universities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Hyderabad,
- Mackintosh school of Architecture, Glasgow Duncan of Jordanstone School of Architecture, Dundee

- external examiner at several universities, including Dundee and Cambridge
- reviewer for journal of Solar Energy

designs & inventions include:

- solar clip fins (DIY construction of solar collectors)
- Thermoscreens (low energy personal heating screens)
- freeze tolerant solar water heating (licenced to Solar Twin www.solartwin.com)
- smart solar shades for sunspaces
- ground heat storage for greenhouses
- low cost design for large solar collectors

awards, prizes etc:

- Kemp Medal of Royal Scottish Society of Arts (1993)
- best paper award at NORTH SUN 97 conference, Finland (1997)
- best poster award at NORTH SUN 2001, Leiden (2001)
- Kerr Fry bursary, University of Edinburgh (2002)