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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 Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has been running for a number of years now and has achieved many milestones throughout that time. By 2016 it had registered 1 million installations which was a huge achievement. The benefits of independent, third party certification, including low installation fees, have contributed to the growth of the microgeneration sector and have enabled consumers to access renewable subsidies with confidence. The installation fees have not been raised during the scheme’s lifetime despite tariff changes and subsequent reductions in the number of installations being registered with MCS.

In order for MCS to be sustainable and continuously to improve its processes and systems the Scheme now needs to raise the installation fee from £15 to £35. The fee increase will take effect on 22nd September 2017. In parallel, in order to offset the effects of the installation fee increase, the annual installer fee will be reduced from £110 to £55 on the same date. This will be payable through the Certification Body as usual.

As part of the transition to the higher installation fee, MCS will introduce a cap on the number of credits that installers can purchase in advance. This cap will come into force today (30th August 2017). It will be set individually at each installer’s average installation registration during May, June and July 2017 plus 20%.

In order for MCS to be sustainable and continuously to improve its processes and systems the Scheme now needs to raise the installation fee from £15 to £35. The fee increase will take effect on 22nd September 2017. In parallel, in order to offset the effects of the installation fee increase, the annual installer fee will be reduced from £110 to £55 on the same date. This will be payable through the Certification Body as usual.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has been running for a number of years now and has achieved many milestones throughout that time. By 2016 it had registered 1 million installations which was a huge achievement. The benefits of independent, third party certification, including low installation fees, have contributed to the growth of the microgeneration sector and have enabled consumers to access renewable subsidies with confidence. The installation fees have not been raised during the scheme’s lifetime. This stability has assisted the sector to establish itself and become commercially successful.

 

As part of the transition to the higher installation fee, MCS will introduce a cap on the number of credits that installers can purchase in advance. This cap will come into force today (30th August 2017). It will be set individually at each installer‘s average installation registration during May, June and July 2017 plus 20%.

 

The Installation Fee increase will take place on the 22nd September.

 

You can still use any pre-purchased credits in exactly the same way.

 

The process for credits to be purchased will stay exactly the same.

 

The new installer fee will be reduced from 22nd September onwards. If your renewal falls between the 30th August and 22nd September the annual installer fee will be £110.

 

The reduced fee will be applied at your next renewal.

 

Please speak to your Certification Body if you would like to leave the scheme.

 

Once you have been issued your new MID account by the Certification Body you are changing to, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a request to move the credits in your old account to the new account.

 

Please inform your Certification Body. Your Certification Body will then inform MCS of any company name changes which take place and the credits will remain in your user account if there is no change to your certification number. If your certification number changes then you will need to request for the credits to the transferred to your new account.

There isn’t a minimum amount of time required to be in the scheme to qualify for the installer fee reduction. The lower installer fee will apply for renewals from the 22nd September 2017.