Last edited 17 Dec 2020

Microgeneration certification scheme


[edit] Introduction

The Microgeneration certification scheme is a quality assurance scheme supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. It accredits renewable microgeneration technologies which are used to produce heat and electricity. The Microgeneration certification scheme also certifies microgeneration product installation companies, based on a set of installer standards and requirements.

Some of the financial incentives that are on offer by the government, such as the Feed-In tariff and the Renewable Heat Incentive require confirmation of accreditation to the Microgeneration Scheme.

[edit] Technologies covered by the scheme

The Microgeneration certification scheme covers the following electricity producing technologies which have a capacity of up to 50kW and heat producing of up to 45kW:

[edit] Certification

The quality assurance scheme confirms the reliability and quality of products and installers. The certification is undertaken by a third party organisation or Certification Body and confirms compliance with the technical specification. Certification Bodies must be accredited by UKAS and licensed by the licensee to issue certificates. All the standards and scheme requirements are available as MCS Standards to download.

[edit] Installers and product lists

It is possible to find a list of accredited installers from the MSC Installer List and for products, from the MSC Product List.

[edit] Reform

For information about changes to the MCS, see: Microgeneration Certification Scheme 2020.

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