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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.

MCS has released guidelines for anyone wishing to submit a complaint regarding the scheme or MCS installer companies and products. To view the complaint guidelines please visit the Consumer section of  www.microgenerationcertification.org.

The MCS Biomass installer and product standards have been updated. The latest versions can be viewed by visiting the MCS website, and visiting the MCS Standards section on www.microgenerationcertification.org. A supporting document is also available entitled ‘Important Information’ which outlines the implementation timelines and a summary of the key changes.

Further to the update on 9th January 2012 where MCS had become aware of a failure with regards to Evoco Energy 10kW wind turbine, we are pleased to confirm that the issue has been rectified and the Evoco Energy 10kW wind turbine is compliant with the MCS product certification scheme requirements for small wind turbines.

The consultation on the competence criteria project being undertaken by MCS has now been launched. To access the consultation documents and respond, please follow the link below to get to the consultation documents. A video is also included which provides a background to the project and a quick summary of what the consultation is all about.

Thank you to everyone who has responded so far to the MCS Technical Competence Consultation. We have received an overwhelming amount of interest since the announcement, but we have noted that some people have requested more time to formalise their responses. In light of this, the steering group have agreed to revise the closing date to 5pm on 23rd July 2012.

In this quarterly newsletter we will aim to provide useful information and updates to our MCS certified companies and other stakeholders in light of the policy changes and the developments and improvements within the scheme.

A new working group has been established within MCS to consider and report on a suitable process to include competence criteria requirements in the MCS installation standards across all technologies and to identify Performance Criteria relevant to a company certification scheme.  This is the Technical Competence Development Working Group.    

Government decisions on the Phase 2A consultation on solar PV cost control.

The Government have published their decisions on 24 May 2012, following a consultation launched on 9th February.

We are pleased to announce the issue of the first MCS Newsletter. In this quarterly newsletter we will aim to provide useful information and updates to our MCS certified companies and other stakeholders in light of the policy changes and the developments and improvements within the scheme.

MCS today received the following notice from TUV NEL:

NEL can today announce that following an extensive investigation of the Proven P35-2 wind turbine shaft failure, undertaken by the Energy Technology Centre,  that a way forward has been agreed that allows the MCS Certification suspension to be lifted with effect Tuesday 7 February 2012.