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Smart Export Guarantee

The Solar Trade Organisation has welcomed the introduction of the Smart Export Guarantee as a much-needed boost to the domestic solar PV market. Effective from January 1, large energy suppliers are now obligated to offer a tariff for power exports from renewables systems smaller than 5MW. The SEG also plugs a nine-month policy gap that […]

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Solar Keymark MID recategorisation

From Monday 24 February, a change to categories on the MCS Installation Database (MID) will go live affecting the way that Solar Keymark products are displayed and selected, and the way that Installer certification is shown. Solar Keymark will no longer appear as a technology type. Instead, these products will be categorised as ‘Solar Thermal’, […]

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MCS Battery Storage Standard is fully charged

National certification scheme MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has today published the first standard for installation of battery energy storage systems in a move set to complement its certification of other microgeneration technologies. MCS has spent the last few months developing the new battery storage scheme with input from the likes of Tesla, Sonnen, Moixa, Powervault, […]

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Are you set for SEG?

As of 1 January this year, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) came into force, ensuring that any eligible small-scale low carbon generators will have access to tariff for their exported electricity. In a bid to help safeguard high standards in the industry, the Government confirmed MCS (or equivalent) as the route through which households can […]

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Energy related Products (ErP) Directive (2009/125/EC)

A reminder from MCS that the Energy related Products Directive (ErP) came into force on September 26 2015, and affects all heating and hot water products with an heating output equal to or less than 400kW The ErP is comprised of two Directives: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling. Ecodesign sets a minimum energy performance and environment […]

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Establishment of the new MCS Structure

Following key developments over the past 12 months, a new structure for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme is beginning to evolve, reports MCS Many of these developments stem from Tripartite Agreement signed on 1st October 2014 by DECC, the MCS Service Company (MCSSCo) Ltd, and Gemserv (as the MCS Administrator). Following this agreement being signed, MCS […]

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Triple whammy

There has been much progress made since October 01 2014, when a Tripartie Agreement between DECC, the MCS Administrator (Gemserv) and the MCS Service Company (MCSSCo) was signed. The Tripartite Agreement can be found on the MCS website ( should you wish to read it however the key points to note are as follows: A […]

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Find a fuel

The government has recently approved legislation relating to the fuel to be used by claimants of RHI for woody biomass, reminds the MCS From 05 October 2015, all RHI claimants must demonstrate that the woodfuel they are burning has been produced in a legal and sustainable manner, and falls within certain greenhouse gas limits. Claimants […]

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Energy-related Product Labelling

Kelly Butler, marketing director at BEAMA, reminds readers of the legal implications of this year’s ErP introduction From September 26 2015, new boilers, heat pumps and water heaters need to display a label to show their energy performance. A mandatory energy label is being launched that grades product performance from A+++ to G (with A+++ […]

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Changes afoot for dRHI

MCS reminds installers of updates to the domestic RHI, which came into force on February 05 2015 In April 2014, the government launched the domestic RHI scheme providing a financial incentive for consumers using renewable heating systems. Based on experience and feedback, DECC has made a number of amendments to the regulations. The amendments are […]

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