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.
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MCS is an industry-led and industry-funded scheme, with a set of standards developed by independent technical committees. The scheme is managed by the MCS Service Company, a trading subsidiary of the MCS Charitable Foundation. It is supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Points to note
- The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (“MCS”) has now been made independent of government. This took place on 25th April, 2018.
- The scheme has been transferred to the MCS Charitable Foundation and the MCS Service Company. This has been done by way of novation of the key contracts and transfer of the MCS assets.
- The MCS was set up by the government in 2007 to certify small scale renewable electricity and heat products for installers to provide assurance to consumers about the quality and standard of their installation.
- The MCS has played an important part in the growth of the installation of renewables in homes and small businesses.
- Establishing the MCS as independent of government is aligned with BEIS’s strategy of enabling the renewables consumer markets to be sustainable in the long-term.
- A statement from the MCS Charitable Foundation, the MCS Service Company and BEIS can be found here.
- Detailed queries regarding the operation of the MCS Charity or MCS Service Company should be directed to the MCS Helpdesk in the first instance.
The MCS Company is responsible for the day-to-day running of the MCS Scheme.
The governance structure for MCS is as follows:
Find out more about the MCS committees, the committee member listings and meeting minutes below. Please note that the meeting minutes are published within 15 working days from the meeting date.
The Appeals Procedure for the MCS Committees Code of Conduct Breaches is available here .