As with the Feed in Tariff, only those householders whose installation is carried out by an MCS approved installer fitting MCS approved products, will be able to access the financial incentives. To be eligible for the RHI householders will have to have a Green Deal assessment.
So for those specialist companies who are already MCS and/or Green Deal/ECO certificated, or are looking to go that route, it is a potentially lucrative market.
“RHI represents a massive opportunity for installers,” said Paul Collins, head of operations at NICEIC.
“As the leading certification body for MCS we are seeing a growing number of heating and plumbing contractors join our Green Deal or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as there has never been a better time to look into the business opportunities provided by the RHI.
“Particularly those in the heating and plumbing community who are looking to diversify their business into green technologies and increase their potential revenue streams in the renewable market.”
He added: “The process to become MCS, or Green Deal and ECO certified has never been easier and our range of packages mean firms can gain certification for all three in one simple assessment.”