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MCS Standards and Scheme documents have been designed with input from product and installer representatives, consumer groups, trade associations and technical experts from across industry. Our Standards and Tools library is categorised by technology type.

 

Installer Standards

MCS Reference Description Version Number Issue Date

Metering Guidance

(for use alongside MIS 3002, MIS 3003, MIS 3007-2)

1.1 27.08.2010
MGD 001

Guidance Document for MCS 001

1.3 22.08.2018
MCS 025

Installer Certification Scheme Competency Criteria Guidance

1.2 20.12.2017

MCS Competency Guidance

1.2 06.02.2019

MCS Domestic RHI Guidance is withdrawn – pending review. For reference, please see: Ofgem Domestic RHI Metering Guidance 

Understanding and applying the 70kWth thresholds within the MCS Installation Standards for renewable heat technologies

(for use alongside MIS 3001, MIS 3004, MIS 3005)

1.1 14.05.2014

Eligibility for installation to be MCS approved when used by Contractors as part of their MCS assessment

1.1 22.03.2010
MCS Reference Description Version Number Issue Date
MIS 3002

Requirements for MCS contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work commissioning and handover of solar photovoltaic (PV) microgeneration systems

3.5 09.11.2018
MGD 003

Determining the Electrical Self-Consumption of Domestic Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installations with and without Electrical Energy Storage

1.0 01.08.2019

Important Information on MCS 012 for MCS Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Contractors

2.2 25.09.2017

Guide to the Installation of Photovoltaic Systems

(approved for use alongside MIS 3002)

1.0 07.02.2013

Irradiance Datasets

(approved for use alongside MIS 3002)

2.0 24.07.2013

Blank Horizon Chart

(approved for use alongside MIS 3002)

1.0 21.02.2013

The MCS Shade Evaluation Procedure 1

(approved for use alongside MIS 3002)

1.0 16.07.2013

The MCS Shade Evaluation Procedure 2

(approved for use alongside MIS 3002)

1.0 16.07.2013

FAQs for MIS 3002 v3.1

(approved for use alongside MIS 3002)

1.1 16.07.2013

Solar PV Installation – Installer Handover Checklist

Product Standards

MCS Reference Description Version Number Issue Date
MCS 017

Product Certification Scheme Requirements: Bespoke Building Integrated Photovoltaic Products

1.2 16.06.2017
MCS Reference Description Version Number Issue Date
MCS 008

Product Certification Scheme Requirements: Biomass

3.0 01.11.2016
MCS Reference Description Version Number Issue Date
MCS 007

Product Certification Scheme Requirements:  Heat Pumps

6.0 26.11.2018
MCS 026

SCOP and SSHEE Calculator

1.0 01.05.2015
MCS 027

SPER and SSHEE Calculator

2.0 16.11.2015
MCS 028

DHW Calculator

1.0 01.05.2015
MCS 021

Heat emitter guide for domestic heat pumps 

2.2 01.05.2015
MGD 004

ErP Guidance

MCS Reference Description Version Number Issue Date
MCS 005

Product Certification Scheme Requirements: Solar Photovoltaic Modules

3.0 10.10.2018
MCS Reference Description Version Number Issue Date
MCS 004

Product Certification Scheme Requirements: Solar Collectors

3.3 06.05.2015

QMS Templates

To support Installers in putting together a QMS, MCS have made templates available that can be used in conjunction with the relevant Standard.

These templates are for guidance; and don’t strictly need to be used.

Guidance Document MGD 001 provides guidance on how to interpret MCS 001 and, if used alongside the templates, this should help put the necessary documents in place prior to an assessment by your chosen Certification Body for satisfying this Standard.

Installers already using another QMS may be best advised to retain and maintain those systems. Using these templates is not a guarantee of certification, as the assessment will focus on whether the system is complete, effective and properly maintained.