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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.

The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme is the Government’s subsidy scheme for generation of renewable electricity from small-scale installations. The UK is obliged by our EU State Aid notification to consult on the performance of the scheme every three years.

A reduced rate of VAT (5%) is applied when certain energy-saving products are installed in homes. As an MCS Contractor you will charge the reduced rate on the installation and any extra work that’s part of it. For further information, including clarification around which products do/don’t qualify for the reduced rate please click here.

MCS has today published an updated version of MCS 012 (Product Certification Scheme Requirements - Pitched Roof Installation Kits - Issue 2.1), which will become mandatory for all certified MCS 012 products from 2nd August 2016.

Please note that as of Monday 28th March 2016, MCS Installers who had not renewed their RECC Membership were removed from the MCS Installation Database (MID) and the Installer search on the MCS Website. The cut off for renewal was March 15th. On receipt of a list of non-renewals, the scheme took the aforementioned action in order to safeguard consumers.

As interest grows in the role that battery storage can play in improving the performance of solar PV systems by capturing any surplus electricity generated (allowing consumers to store solar electricity for use later in the day), the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) along with BRE’s National Solar Centre (NSC) have drawn up some guidance for installers and consumers.

As we are now only a few days away from 26th March, MCS would like to take this opportunity to remind MCS Heat Pump Manufacturers and Contractors that the transition period that has been in place since 26th September for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products Directive will soon be coming to an end.

Due to the Easter Holiday Weekend the MCS Helpdesk will be shut on Friday 25th March and Monday 28th March. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 29th March.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has today published a six week consultation on the Scheme Criteria and Defined Scope Routes.

The MCS Administrator is pleased to announce that in addition to last week’s two reinstatements,  one more Solar Assisted Heat Pumps (SAHP), certified by SZU and manufactured by Energy Panel S.L has now also regained certification.

The MCS Administrator is pleased to announce that today it has reinstated two Solar Assisted Heat Pumps (SAHP), certified by SZU and manufactured by Energy Panel S.L.