The renewable heating industry is governed by several bodies, all with sets of guidelines and standards that exist in order to keep standards high, satisfy customer expectations, encourage fair and transparent trading and push for efficient, well designed systems.
There are lots of baffling acronyms, various measures of efficiency, and all in all it can be confusing, especially of you are not an MCS-Accredited installer, or you have limited experience of the industry.
At Kensa we do our best to keep things simple, understandable and fair. We want you to understand why these guidelines exist, so that you can continue to provide a solid, clear service to your clients too.
MCS Stands for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.
It covers all forms of renewable heat generation - solar PV, solar thermal, biomass and heat pumps.
MCS covers heat pumps up to 45kW output.
It exists to define and uphold standards of manufacture, installation and workmanship across the industry.
In order to claim RHI on a project, the installer must be MCS Accredited for Ground Source Heat Pumps. The product must also be MCS Accredited. Finally, the installation itself must be MCS Accredited.
All Kensa's products (with the exception of some 3-phase models) are MCS Accredited.
If you (or your installer) are not MCS Accredited, don't worry - Kensa is one of very few organisations that can cover this on their behalf, provided they will provide us with the required evidence.
This means that Kensa can arrange for you to receive an MCS Certificate for your project - it's this certificate that is the key to claiming RHI payments.