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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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Signs of recovery for domestic renewable installations

The chief executive of MCS said he could see some early signs of recovery in the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market as the government’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to lift, but warned investment in a green economy was needed to increase economic and environmental resilience.   The national certification scheme for renewable technology has […]

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MCS launches task force to shape RHI successor

MCS, the national certification scheme for renewable technology has launched a unique task force to inform their latest consultation response. It follows the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launching the ‘Future support for low carbon heat’ consultation, detailing its proposals for support mechanisms following the closure of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive […]

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MCS highlights essential Covid-19 guidance for installers

Since the pandemic hit the UK, MCS has been working hard to support its certified Installer base – regularly sharing updates and guidance as well as continually surveying Installers to help provide feedback direct to the government. Following the latest government briefings, MCS has alerted installers to the latest guidance document that has been produced […]

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Cash flow and market recovery worries top MCS COVID-19 survey

Concerns about cash flow and the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have topped a survey of renewable energy installers by the MCS certification scheme. Of those surveyed, 90% had experienced a negative business impact due to Coronavirus with the remaining 10% citing a strong pipeline of existing jobs to sustain them during the crisis, […]

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