Some of the skilled services I undertake

MCS Certificated Solar PV and Battery Storage

Solar panels on your roof can help with power bills which are going through the roof (pun intended). More and more homeowners are recognising the benefits of harnessing clean, renewable energy from the sun to power their homes.

If you're considering solar PV for your home, I am a GivEnergy Advanced accredited and MCS registered solar PV engineer and I would be happy to give a no obligation solar calculation and installation quote so you can see the projected generation and weigh up the feasibility of starting your own journey toward a more sustainable energy home.

Inspection and Testing

I am a specialist in Periodic Inspection and Testing and take pride in conducting them with scrupulous thoroughness.

I hold the relevant qualifications covering the current version of the Wiring Regulations and the periodic inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations and well as being fully insured with both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

EV Charging Solutions

I am approved to install chargers by several manufactures and can supply the correct charger for your needs, whether you need full integration with your microgeneration system, a normal smart system, a no frills charger for your second home or a setup for your employees and fleet to use in the workplace

These are not one size fits all jobs and every charger is a bespoke installation geared to your particular circumstances.

Installation and Maintenance

I have an excellent reputation for high quality of workmanship using premium materials installed with quality tools.

I am registered with the NICEIC as an Approved Contractor. This guarantees proper insurance cover, certification and building control registration.

Meet the Firm

Based in Folkestone in Kent I set up Electrical and Test in 2017 with the aim of providing high quality electrical work to people who want a good, safe, no corners cut, job.

I work throughout Kent and South East London undertaking most electrical work, but I am a particular specialist in solar PV, battery storage, inspection & testing and EV Charging solutions (I will do the difficult ones the big national companies won’t touch).

I pride myself in the quality of my materials and workmanship, and I install and test to British Standard BS7671 otherwise known as the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

I am a member of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (the NICEIC) as an Approved Contractor, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC). 

NICEIC ensure that member electricians maintain the highest standards of safety, that all work is tested in accordance with BS7671 (the 18th edition wiring regulations) and that we issue you a Electrical Installation Certificate for all electrical installation work.

MCS certification ensures that renewable technology is specified, installed and maintained correctly.  MCS is a mark of quality ensuring that equipment meets good standards of performance and that installers are safe and competent. 

RECC sets out the high standards of consumer protection in the marketing, pre-contractual information, quotations, deposits, contracts, guarantees and after-sales service for domestic consumers.

I am covered by public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance at levels far greater than the rules require of me, and if you contract me to undertake solar PV or battery storage work covered by MCS and the RECC code my workmanship is guaranteed by independent insurance.

I have gained a reputation as a reliable electrical contractor with most of my new work coming through recommendation from existing customers. Highly skilled I constantly get great feedback from my customers about the quality of my work and my professional attitude to the trade.

Electrical and Test provide a complete service to the householder, no job is too small whether you need solar PV, battery storage, an EV Charger, an electrical inspection (EICR), a new installation, accessories installing or repairing I can provide a safe, friendly and efficient service that will never compromise electrical safety.

Meet Me

Darren the Electrican

Director of Electrical and Test

I am Electrical and Test's director, inspector and quality supervisor, I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the wiring regulations and I enjoy putting that knowledge to good use. I have been known to take qualifications just to keep my hand in! I have more than 25 years experience undertaking challenging construction works.

I actively encourage my clients to leave me a review to help others find me


"Work completed on time and to a meticulously high standard. Darren was extremely helpful, explained everything fully in a way we could understand. He frequently checked our preferences as well as giving helpful advice, when we were unsure. He was on time each day, worked hard and focussed on our job, without distraction. Respectful, tidy, professional and clearly a master of his craft."



"Contacted Darren as he’s a GivEnergy fully trained installer. Initial phone consultation was very helpful and Darren had plenty of ideas. Site survey was carried out a few days later with measurements and plenty of ideas for placement of batteries. Darren then sent a fully comprehensive email with various solar and storage options and estimates of annual solar generation and savings. After deciding what options an order was placed for materials. Darren estimated three days to install solar, batteries and also replacing my old EV charger. I couldn’t be more pleased with how everything went, Darren and his team are extremely professional, all the work was completed on time despite horrendous weather and looks really good, and they were so tidy. Darren is one of the nicest guys you could meet and he should be called a Master Electrician and I cannot recommend him highly enough, many thanks Darren."



"Darren is efficient, really knows his stuff, sets out a fair price and leaves everything clean and tidy and working properly. I can't recommend him enough, top notch."



"This is the latest in a series of projects Darren has completed for us. He’s professional, efficient, flexible and delivers excellent service at a good rate. You don’t take chances with electrics: Darren will see you ok!"



"Darren has done a couple of jobs for us now, installing and then relocating our car charger, and reinstalling our Solar PV kit. He's always punctual, very friendly and helpful. his comms is great, and work is excellent.
We'll be calling Darren for all future electrical work."



"Darren was exceptional from the first contact to the completion of the job. He explained everything and answered all our questions. The charger was neatly installed and Darren tidied up before he left."



"Professional, courteous and most important of all, extremely competent. 5 star service."



"Darren sorted out all the problems the builder had left when they wired to flat on the cheap, leaving it in a dangerous condition. He identified all the potential dangers and has made it safe to now use."

Electrical News

Interesting news and information from the electrical industry

GiveEnergy Advanced Installer Status

I am delighted to announce that i have been awarded Advanced Installer status for GivEnergy solar PV inverters and battery systems. GivEnergy run a rigorous selection process for those allowed to call themselves advanced installers.  Read more…

myenergi Product Champion

I am absolutely delighted to announce that I have been recongnised by myenergi (the makers of the world famous zappi EV charger) as one of their product champions. Product champions are recongnised for their commitment Read more…

Contact Me

For advice, a no obligation quotation or to book in a job.

Electrical and Test Limited
74 Black Bull Road
CT19 5QU

Tel: 01303 684328

NICEIC registration number: 614740000
MCS registration number: NAP69849
Company registration number: 10932152
registration number: GB 399 2113 72
Waste carrier number: CBDU327228