Graphic version of this page


About MCS

MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates
compliance to industry standards that companies
strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that
companies are able to consistently install or
manufacture to the highest quality every time.

Download the newsletter here. Subscribe to the MCS Newsletter here.

On 26th March 2013, DECC made a formal announcement confirming that domestic RHI had been postponed until Spring 2014. There will be a further update in Summer 2013 to clarify how the RHI will operate once launched.

Further information about this announcement and updates to the RHPP scheme are below the cut.

Consultation on heat pump product performance requirements

28th March 2013

The MCS heat pumps working group is seeking comments on proposed changes to the product performance requirements for heat pumps.

Notification of technical requirements following the issue of Engineering Recommendation G83/2.

In November 2012 Ofgem issued a decision document relating to the modification proposal to the Distribution Code for the revision of Engineering Recommendation G83/1-1. Ofgem directed that on 1 December 2012 G83/1-1 be replaced by G83/2.


Please note, this event is for Fire and Rescue Services in the UK only. This event is not aimed at installer or manufacturing companies.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is hosting a free event focussing on fire safety and solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. 


The rate for the Non PV Feed in Tariff is set to remain at the current rate until the 31st March 2014.

The rate for the PV Feed in Tariff is set to remain at the current rate until the 1st July 2013.

Request for information on test points for heat pumps

MCS has today issued a request for information on test points used by heat pump manufacturers. 

MCS has today issued a request for comments on the draft MCS 006 small wind product standard and the RUK small wind standard.

The new PV Guide has today been released, alongside a newly updated MIS 3002 Issue 3.0 which reflects the changes in the new PV Guide.

The new PV Guide has been a long time coming and is the culmination of over two years work from the MCS Solar PV Working Group, together with support from the Electrical Contractors Association (the ECA), to improve the guidance for installation companies and the standards for PV installations across the UK. It contains a number of new sections which bring the previous DTi Guide up to speed with newer technologies and the fast paced changes in the PV sector.