Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for Installers
Similar to Gas Safe accreditation for domestic gas installations, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme was set up by government to ensure that installers of renewable energy systems have the necessary skills and knowledge to install an energy efficient system to a high standard.
Whilst MCS certification is not required to install a renewable energy system, it is required in order for your clients to be eligiable for grant funding such as the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
Technologies Covered by MCS
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Biomass Boilers
- Solar Thermal
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Accreditation for MCS is acieved by gaining a recognised qualification for each techlology you wish to install. Courses are offered by industry-standard recognised bodies (NICEIC, Logic, etc.). The courses have prerequisite qualifications depending on the system components, for example solar thermal systems often involve an unvented cylinder, meaning that a G3 Unvented certification is required. For more information regarding course requirements, please visit one of the registered bodies using the external links below.
How Chelmer Can Help You
All of our renewable systems are designed in accordance with MCS procedures and guidelines, meaning that we provide full system documentation, diagrams and calculations to installers, considerably speeding up the time it takes to register installations.