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What is MCS?

MCS stands for Microgeneration Certification Scheme and it is important to choose a supplier who is MCS certified.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is a UK-based certification program that assesses and certifies the performance and quality of renewable energy technologies, specifically small-scale or microgeneration systems.


The MCS certification ensures that renewable energy systems, such as solar panels, wind turbines, biomass systems, and heat pumps, meet certain standards of performance, safety, and durability. It provides consumers and businesses with confidence that the products and installations they are purchasing are of high quality and have been independently verified.


Here are a few reasons why MCS certification is important:

  1. Quality assurance: MCS certification guarantees that the renewable energy technologies have undergone rigorous testing and meet specific performance criteria. It ensures that the products and installations are reliable, efficient, and safe.

  2. Eligibility for financial incentives: In many countries, including the UK, government incentives and feed-in tariffs are available to promote the adoption of renewable energy systems. Often, these incentives require the installation to be MCS certified, ensuring that only approved and reliable systems are eligible for financial benefits.

  3. Consumer protection: MCS certification provides consumers with a level of protection by ensuring that the products and installations they invest in have been independently verified. It helps consumers make informed decisions and reduces the risk of substandard or unsafe installations.

  4. Compliance with regulations: In some regions, there may be regulations or building codes that require MCS certification for renewable energy installations. Compliance with these regulations ensures that installations meet the necessary standards and legal requirements.

Overall, MCS certification plays a crucial role in promoting the adoption of reliable and efficient renewable energy technologies, protecting consumers, and maintaining high standards within the industry.


While non-MCS registered installers may still be capable and competent, using an MCS registered installer can provide additional assurances and benefits. It's important to thoroughly research and assess any installer, regardless of their MCS registration status, by checking their experience, reputation, and customer reviews to ensure a successful and reliable installation.


RES Devon Ltd are delighted to be a certified MCS installer and we hand pick the brands that we choose to work with for thier performance output and reliablility.


As an MCS certified installer we are able to offer customers the Government Grant for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.


More and more customers are inspired by the energy crisis to make the most of the governemnts Boiler Upgrade Scheme.


As well as being envirvonemntally cleaner, replacing your old boiler with a renewable source of heating, such as an Air Source or Ground Source Heatpump, will improve your homes energy consumption and save you money in the long term.


The BUS (Boiler Upgrade Scheme) is the perfect opportunity to save money whilst transforming your property into a more energy efficeint home. Contratry to the name, you do not need to be replacing a boiler, and you can even be a self build new home, as long as you are leaving behind fossil fuels for a renewable solution, you will be eligible for the grant.


To find out more about making the most of the BUS contact us today for a no obligation chat, where we will be able to give you cost predicitons on what your property could save being heated by an Air Source Heat Pump or Ground Source Heat Pump.




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