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MCS calls for improvements to Green Homes Grant

Following the launch of the government’s Green Homes Grant on 30th September, Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, calls for improvements to be made for the long-term benefit of installers and consumers alike and highlights the challenges presented by the scheme; “Since the launch of the Green Homes Grant, we have been fielding calls on a […]

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MCS support certified contractors with new insurance offer

MCS has announced a new partnership that eases access to insurance backed guarantees (IBG) for MCS certified contractors and their consumers. MCS have collaborated with the Independent Warranty Association (IWA) and undertaken system development to enable contractors to raise an IBG for their consumer at the point of raising the MCS certificate for an installation. […]

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Renewables installers call for extension to the Green Homes Grant

A survey conducted by MCS has revealed that almost half of their certified contractors believe that the Green Homes Grant should be extended to 18 months or more. The company asked over 800 of its members for their views on the government’s latest consumer incentive which was set-up to encourage the uptake of low-carbon renewable […]

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MCS launches new Solar PV Standard as domestic installations remain buoyant  

National certification scheme MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has published a new update of their Solar PV Standard. The timely new standard comes as strong signs of recovery can be seen after a turbulent 18-months for Solar PV installers. The publication coincides with MCS reporting encouraging volumes of Solar PV installations despite the government closing the […]

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MCS quality assurance at heart of Green Homes Grants

The latest government update opening the new Green Homes Grant scheme up to domestic renewable technology installations including Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal, places MCS certified contractors at its core to ensure quality. The new £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 8 July, will primarily support households to increase the energy efficiency […]

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Domestic renewable installations more than double

The early signs of recovery witnessed in the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market has positively continued into June as the country continues to emerge from lockdown. Last month MCS, the national certification scheme for renewable technology reported early signs of recovery witnessed throughout May. Their early indications showed encouraging signs, with the average number […]

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New Heat Pump Guide to support UK Industry

Some the UK’s most experienced clean energy experts have joined forces to create a guide for domestic heat pump installers. This recent heat pump guide creates a single source of best practice guidance to support the UK heat pump industry. The guide has been collaboratively crafted by MCS in partnership with Renewable Energy Consumer Code […]

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Early signs of recovery for domestic renewable installations

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is reporting early signs of a recovery in the domestic renewable installation market. In April the number of commissioned installations under the MCS scheme fell by 77.5% compared with February, before increasing by 37% in May. The drop in numbers was consistent across all types of technology and occurred at […]

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MCS hits back at Clean Heat Grant proposals

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has called for a review of the limited £100 million funding that government has provisionally made available for its proposed Clean Heat Grant scheme (CHGS). MCS has also called for the amount of grant and the technology-neutral approach of the proposal to be reconsidered, as part of its response to […]

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Installer webinars launched on new MCS scheme requirements

MCS is inviting installers to take part in a number of interactive webinar sessions designed to explain the impact of changes recently made to the scheme requirements. The webinars will provide an overview of what has changed in MCS001-1, MCS001-2 and MGD001 which includes; simplified requirements around a Quality Management System, changes to Consumer Code […]

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