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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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MCS publishes solar PV installation standard consultation

MCS has launched a one-month consultation on changes to its installation standard for solar PV systems (MIS3002). The new draft of MIS3002 adopts the IET Code of Practice for the installation of solar PV systems, but also fills in gaps and reinforces some of the requirements. It also incorporates the energy performance method from the […]

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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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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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