MCS Standards

MCS Technical Working Groups develop the MCS standards, which are predominantly based on international and European standards already in existence.

Archived Product Standards

For reference, products standards which have been withdrawn are shown below.

Technology Specific Scheme Requirements
Solar Thermal Systems
MCS 004 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Solar Collectors 2.0 15.07.2008
MCS 004 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Solar Collectors 2.1 01.12.2008
MCS 004 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Solar Collectors 2.3 25.02.2009
MCS 004 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Solar Collectors 3.0 01.10.2013
MCS 004 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Solar Collectors 3.1 16.12.2013
MCS 004 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Solar Collectors 3.2 01.05.2015
Solar PV Systems
MCS 005 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Photovoltaic Panels 2.0 15.07.2008
MCS 005 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Photovoltaic Panels 2.1 01.12.2008
MCS 005 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Photovoltaic Panels 2.4 18.09.2015
Small and Micro Wind Turbines
MCS 006 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Small and Micro Wind Turbines 1.2 25.02.2008
MCS 006 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Small and Micro Wind Turbines 1.3 01.12.2008
MCS 006 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Small and Micro Wind Turbines 1.4 10.01.2009
MCS 006 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Small and Micro Wind Turbines 1.5 10.07.2009
MCS 006 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Small and Micro Wind Turbines 2.0 01.10.2013
Heat Pump Systems
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 1.2 25.02.2008
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 1.3 01.12.2008
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 1.5 10.01.2009
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 1.6 16.10.2009
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 2.0 15.12.2009
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 2.1 26.10.2011
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 2.2 22.07.2013
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 2.3 31.07.2013
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 2.4 16.12.2013
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 3.0 21.11.2014
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 4.0 01.05.2015
MCS 007 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Heat Pumps 4.1 06.05.2015
Biomass Systems 
MCS 008 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass 1.0 25.04.2008
MCS 008 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass 1.1 01.12.2008
MCS 008 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass 1.2 10.01.2009
MCS 008 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass 1.3 25.02.2009
MCS 008 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass 2.1 20.09.2013
MCS 008 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Biomass 2.2 16.12.2013
Roof Mounting Kits 
MCS 012 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Pitched Roof Installation Kits 1.0 15.04.2011
MCS 012 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Pitched Roof Installation Kits 1.1 21.06.2013
MCS 012 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Pitched Roof Installation Kits 1.2 16.12.2013
MCS 012 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Pitched Roof Installation Kits 2.0 02.11.2015
MCS 012 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Pitched Roof Installation Kits 2.1 05.04.2016
Combined Heat and Power Systems (CHP)
MCS 014 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – CHP – Heat Led 1.0 10.07.2009
MCS 014 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – CHP – Heat Led 1.1 07.02.2011
MCS 014 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – CHP – Heat Led 1.2 18.05.2012
MCS 015 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – CHP – Electricity Led 1.0 16.11.2010
MCS 015 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – CHP – Electricity Led 1.1  18.05.2012
Bespoke Building Integrated Photovoltaic Products (BBIPV)
MCS 017 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Bespoke Building Integrated Photovoltaic Products (BBIPV) 1.0 01.08.2011
MCS 017 Product Certification Scheme Requirements – Bespoke Building Integrated Photovoltaic Products (BBIPV) 1.1 11.03.2015
 Combined Heat and Power Systems (CHP)
 MCS 016 Product Certification Scheme Reqirements – Micro-Hydro

NOTE: Micro-Hydro certification was withdrawn on 16th Feburary 2015. Anyone wishing to offer or apply for micro-certification certification should contact MCS. Any decision to re-instate hydro certification would be subject to the availability of certification bodies and sufficient levels of interest from installers and manufacturers.

 1.0  19.01.2011
 MCS 018 Product Certification Scheme Reqirements – Micro-Hydro (As New)

NOTE: Micro-Hydro certification was withdrawn on 16th Feburary 2015. Anyone wishing to offer or apply for micro-certification certification should contact MCS. Any decision to re-instate hydro certification would be subject to the availability of certification bodies and sufficient levels of interest from installers and manufacturers.

 1.0  27.10.2010

Supporting Documents

Technology Specific Scheme Requirements
Solar Thermal Systems
N/A
Solar PV Systems
Photovoltaics in Buildings: Guide to installation of PV Systems 2nd Edition 2006
Small and Micro Wind Turbines
RenewableUK Small Wind Turbine Standard 01.10.2013
Heat Pump Systems
N/A
Biomass Systems 
N/A
Roof Mounting Kits 
MCS 012 Important Information 1.2 16.12.2013
Combined Heat and Power Systems (CHP)
N/A