RECC and MCS announce partnership for renewable electricity standards


The Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) has now joined forces with MCS, the organisation issuing certification for renewable energy technology installation. The new partnership is designed to ensure consumer protection and standards remain at the centre of how renewable electricity technologies are used.

As of 2020, MCS certification for renewable electric power technology – including solar PV, wind installation and battery storage – will now include a membership to the RECC. By integrating MCS certification with membership to the energy consumer code, the organisations intend to increase consumer awareness as well as reduce costs to installers, putting consumer protection at the forefront if certification.

CEO for RECC, Virginia Graham said:

“We are delighted that this partnership will further strengthen our relationship with MCS as we work together to give consumers the confidence to invest in home-grown energy.”

When a business is installing electricity technology, renewable or otherwise, it is essential that all work is conducted by a qualified professional. This is not only vital for safety reasons, but to ensure optimal running at economic costs.

CEO for MCS, Ian Rippin commented:

“MCS certificates will offer a route to access the Smart Export Guarantee from January 2020 and are required by many lenders and insurance providers as evidence of compliant installations.”

The two firms will pilot the new scheme along with renewable electricity technology installers as of January 2020. Those who install heat-generating technology however, will not be part of the first part of the initiative.

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