When researching renewable energy the term ‘MCS accredited installer’, is probably one of the most important you’ll come across.
What Does MCS Stand For?
MCS is the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, it’s quality assurance scheme which is backed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). MCS administer the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP). They are responsible to ensuring those in the industry, both suppliers and installers, are attaining a high standard.
So Why Should You Use An MCS Accredited Installer?
If you’re interested in receiving any of the government incentives, such as the above mentioned FiT, RHPP & RHI, you’ll need to ensure you use a MCS accredited installer. Installing renewable energy is a highly technical process and requires a depth of knowledge and commitment to high quality. The MCS scheme inspects installers on a regular basis to ensure they are maintaining high standards. Furthermore, in order to become accredited an installer must pass a rigour testing procedure.
Additionally, benefits such as ‘permitted permission’ are only available to MCS accreditted installers. This allows the installation of renewable areas without formal application for planning permission.
Also, some insurance packages will only support MCS accredited installations.
If you’d like more information on the MCS scheme, please visit their website.
Complete Renewables Ltd. are an MCS accredited installer for solar PV, solar thermal and air/ground source heat pumps.