Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
As a UKAS accredited MCS Certification Body, Intertek enables manufacturers of Microgeneration products to apply for MCS Certification for the UK market.
Globally, demand for clean renewable energy is experiencing exponential growth, being driven by the rising costs of traditional energy sources, increased recognition of environmental issues and political support.
In the UK, the Government is taking the initiative to encourage property owners to generate electricity or heat using solar collectors, solar photovoltaic cells, micro and small wind turbines, heat pumps and biomass. Their incentive for this activity is the Feed In Tariff (FIT) (for electricity generation) and the soon to be introduced, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) - for heating systems.
Under the FITs scheme, property owners are paid for all electricity generated and any excess energy can be exported to the grid. To qualify for these financial incentives, the equipment used for micro-generation and the companies installing them, must be certified by Certification Bodies Accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Manufacturers who enter products into the MCS scheme will have powerful competitive advantage for their customers over those that don’t as their products can save and make money for their clients.
Intertek’s UKAS accreditation as an MCS Certification Body enables manufacturers of Microgeneration products to apply for Intertek MCS Certification for:
- Solar Collectors (MCS-004)
- Solar Photo Voltaic (MCS-005)
- Micro and Small Wind Turbines (MCS-006)
- Heat Pumps (MCS-007)
Intertek’s Renewable Energy teams provide testing and certification for the following products: