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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.

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.

MCS certification of the Proven Energy P35-2 small wind turbine was suspended on 23 September 2011 following a small number of main shaft failures and the subsequent Administration of the Proven Energy business.

MCS has become aware of a failure with regards to the Evoco Energy 10kW wind turbine. Evoco Energy have issued a press release which is detailed below. MCS is liaising with relevant parties to co-ordinate the response to the situation and further updates will be posted here. Further details may also appear on Evoco Energy’s website www.evocoenergy.co.uk