MCS refers to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. MCS is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). MCS certifies products, installers and their installations to ensure Microgeneration products are installed to a high standard.
NAPIT is a leading Government approved and UKAS accredited membership scheme operator in the building services and fabric sector.
Through a partnership between Marley and NAPIT, we can offer businesses a £50 discount on their MCS certification application. Following this, businesses registered as MCS certified can benefit from Solar specific leads generated through our Find an Installer locator tool.
You don't have to be MCS accredited to install the integrated Marley SolarTile® system. It is designed with a simple push fit connection and effectively replaces a section of roof tiles, so it is very easy for contractors to install. However, the final connection and sign off must still be done by a contractor with MCS certification. You can either become MCS certified yourself, or form a partnership with an electrical contractor to offer joint services to your customers.
Being an MCS certified business does mean you can offer a more complete solar service offering, including managing the process and pricing for customers, often without being reliant on other contractors. The certification can also help grow your business, as people will often search for an MCS registered installer.
Most of the time is spent in preparation, making sure you have undertaken the correct training and have the right standards in place. Once you are ready for inspection, it will usually take between 4-6 weeks from the date of request for an MCS inspector to come out.