MCS

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Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme certifies microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is also an eligibility requirement for the Government’s financial incentives, which include the Feed-in Tariff.

As the consumer, is important that any small-scale generation technology is specified, installed and maintained correctly.

MCS demonstrates the quality of products and competence of installers in the renewable technology sector. In this rapidly growing industry, installers and products that carry the MCS mark are likely to be seen as the preferred option in the market place.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme benefits include:

  • Consumer Protection – Installation Companies have to make sure that they sell their products and services to consumers appropriately, without mis-selling or misleading a consumer. The MCS works in partnership with the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) which ensures that MCS Installation Companies are working to a Trading Standards Institute (TSI) Approved Code of Practice.
  • Quality Assurance – For certified products this is ensured through the products satisfying rigorous and established European and International standards. Installer certification includes assessing the supply, design, installation, set-to-work, and commissioning of renewable microgeneration technologies.
  • Financial Incentives – MCS is linked to the Governments’s finance schemes and incentives, such as the Feed-in Tariffs (FIT).

For further information visit: The Microgeneration Certification Scheme Website

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