The MCS Installations Database, sometimes abbreviated to the MID, is a central online database that holds the information of every MCS certified small scale, low carbon installation in the UK since 2010.
The MID is the most comprehensive reference for small scale, renewable energy installations in the UK. It is unique to MCS.
The MID continues to be the single reference point for compliant installation information, used by both industry (energy suppliers) and the regulator, Ofgem. MCS has a data sharing agreement with BEIS and Ofgem to facilitate their regulatory activities and to inform policy development.
All MCS installations require registration through the MCS Installations Database.
A certificate shall be obtained from the MCS Installation Database for each installation and shall be provided to the customer no later than 10 working days after the date of commissioning the system.
This MCS Certificate can be used by the customer to obtain eligible financial incentives. It is also used by Energy Suppliers to verify the eligibility of an installation.
All MCS certified products are listed in the MCS Installations Database. This enables Installers to review and select appropriately certified products to complement their installation.
An MCS certificate is proof that an installation has been designed, installed & commissioned to the highest standard using only MCS certified products by an MCS certified installer.
The Standards state that the MCS certificate shall be generated and handed over to the customer within 10 working days of the commissioning date.
The MCS Installation Database (MID) reflects this requirement and therefore will not allow the registration of an MCS certificate with a commissioning date more than 10 working days in the past.
If you need an assistance with any aspect of MCS certificates, or the MID, please contact the MCS Helpdesk Team.
ACCESS TO THE MID
Your Certification Body grants login access to the MID.
If you require any assistance with using the MID, please contact the MCS Helpdesk Team.
If an MCS Installer has been suspended or removed from the Scheme, access to the MCS Installation Database (MID) will be revoked and they will not be able to view, generate or make amendments to MCS certificates going forward. Customers who are seeking amendments to their certificates (where the Installer no longer has access to the MID) should be advised to contact the Helpdesk Team.
Installers who are reinstated on the Scheme, will have their access rights returned by the Certification Body.