Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
BRE Global offers UKAS accredited certification services for both installer and product approvals under MCS
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) - MCS is owned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and BRE Global certifies products and installers against robust criteria for microgeneration technologies under the scheme.
The aim of MCS is to:
- Help build a rapidly growing Microgeneration industry based on quality and reliability.
- Make a substantial contribution to cutting the UK's dependency on fossil fuels and its carbon dioxide emissions
- Provide consumer confidence that products and installers meet and continue to meet robust standards
- Grow the Microgeneration industry
Certification schemes for installers and for products are open to applications from all technology areas and currently the following can be assessed:
- Solar Heating Collectors
- Solar PV
- Micro Wind
- Heat Pumps
Work is underway to finalise standards for hydro turbines, combined heat and power and fuel cell products
MCS underpins the Low Carbon Buildings Programme, and grants may be available to applicants using both products and installers certified under MCS or equivalent schemes. Other initiatives, such as the proposed stamp duty land tax relief for new zero carbon homes, are also likely to use MCS in the future. MCS has replaced the product and installer registration schemes (Clear Skies and PV programme).
For more information go to www.greenbooklive.com/microgen