The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is owned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and is designed to evaluate products and installers against stringent criteria for microgeneration technologies.
The aims of the MCS are to:
- Help build a rapidly growing Microgeneration industry based on quality and reliability
- Contribute to cutting the UK's dependency on fossil fuels and its carbon dioxide emissions
- Provide consumer confidence that products and installers meet and continue to meet robust standards
- Aid in growing the Microgeneration industry
Currently the following microgeneration technologies may be assessed:
- Solar Thermal Collectors
- Solar PV
- Heat Pumps
BDR Thermea Certified products
Currently, Baxi and Potterton Solar thermal*, Baxi Bioflo biomass, the Baxi Ecogen, the Baxi Multiheat biomass boiler, the Baxi Solo Innova biomas boiler** and Baxi Geoflo Ground Source Heat Pumps have all achieved Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certification.
* via Solar Keymark scheme
** Baxi Solo Innova 20kW and 30kW models only
MCS approved installers and businesses
BDR Thermea have developed a training course which, following a successful series of pilot courses, is now available for anyone interested in gaining MCS approved installer/business status.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme which demonstrates that a business is committed to meeting rigorous standards.
This course helps delegates understand the MCS Quality Management System, which is required to achieve Microgeneration Certification for Renewable Technologies. As well as receiving guidance on other areas of the MCS process.
On completion of the course, the candidate will have knowledge of:
- The MCS Quality Management System (QMS), tailored to meet the company's precise requirements while ensuring compliance with all the requirements and regulations of the Microgeneration Scheme
- How to register for the Renewable Energy Assurance Listing (REAL)
- Support on Microgeneration Certification Scheme Listing & Registration requirements with the MCS Certification Bodies
- The MCS assessment process; including the documentation and processes required to operate an MCS accredited business
This is a one day course costing £200. However, once the course is complete delegates receive a voucher worth £200; redeemable against any BDR Thermea UK renewable product including solar heating, biomass and heat pumps.
For further information please visit our training website.
There is also a guide that installers, plumbers, heating engineers and electricians who are interested in becoming MCS certified can download which explains how the scheme works, the benefits and how you can get involved. The guide is entitled 'Low and Zero carbon Technologies: Opportunities and the MCS' and can be viewed on the MCS website.
For further information on MCS visit the MCS website.