1. P

    MCS compliance on large projects

    Hi. I'm not MCS registered but am looking into it from a Project Management perspective as opposed to an MCS installer. In a nutshell I'm trying to fully grasp the compliance aspects of MSC on medium to large projects where more than one discipline is involved. Let's say a big new football...
  2. D

    MCS Certification 3rd Party??

    Looked at a job the other day where client has installed himself a solar pv system with batteries. The pv system is less than the magic figure of 3.6Kw. He has asked us to connect to the electrical installation using an EPS output in event of power failure, and advice as he wants to export but...
  3. V

    PV installation - dedicated circuit, or from sub main board? MCS query

    hi thank you for help in advance have a potential pv installation for a garage roof that is some 60m from the main house (main incomer in the house). Spoke to a napit/mcs worker - he said the pv installation has to be on a dedicated circuit. My interpretation is that a dedicated circuit on the...
  4. D

    Any mcs member on here?

    Hi I’m in the process of registering for mcs. I’ve done pv and battery course and done a fair amount of solar and battery installs. As part of mcs you need to consider roof loads for basic roofs like a truss roof you don’t need a structural engineer and they give you figures for the...
  5. ThatCompexDude

    MCS qualification or not?

    Hi folks. Just got a quick question about the MCS. Is it a necessity that people registering with the MCS need a solar specific qualification? Or do our other qualifications deem you as competent? Their website isn’t very clear and I’m reading mixed things. As someone who’s installed solar...
  6. HappyHippyDad

    Looking for a solar installer who is MCS registered.

    I have a customer who wants to get solar panels installed. He wants to take advantage of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) meaning the install has to be done by someone who is MCS registered. Does anyone on here do that, and works in the Stroud area, or fancies a job in the Stroud area? Does...
  7. I

    18th edition and MCS audit

    Hi guys, I'm working sub contract for a plumbing company installing Air source heat pumps, they have there MCS audit coming up and have asked if im 18th edition, when I done my exams it was 15th edition, I've done 15th, 16th and 17th but never got round to actually doing the 18th, so my question...
  8. G

    Getting into Solar PV again, MCS??

    HI all, after getting loads of people asking me for solar im looking to get back into it The question is as my quals have lapst do i need to join REAL and be MCS as of 2022, i was in them but it's really going to put me off if i have to jump all these hoops again ?? THanks Grtand
  9. E

    Solar Sole traders/small firms and the MCS

    I have a full time job in industrial but i also do a small amount of domestic work (mainly periodic testing) on the side. I would like to do a project on my own house where i fit a PV and battery system. I am a member of NAPIT so i thought it would be fairly simple. First thing i found out are...
  10. jackhammerJIM


    Can anyone tell me if being MCS accredited is a requirement for the installation of commercial solar . I have a few commercial customers possibly wanting a system installed . Large systems requiring G99 relays , I have installed and commissioned around 400 kw of pv subcontracting during the...
  11. Dan

    Easy MCS - Blog Feed

    Easy MCS[/] Easy MCS and their competitors. Through years of managing electrical advice websites we have found one or two things to be factual in all cases when reading a blog. One; if it says ‘world leading’ or ‘number one’ then it nearly always is NOT world leading or number one. Electricians...
  12. J

    MCS Guide is under review

    Consultation is here - been extended to 15th, to allow access to IET COP
  13. S

    MCS registered electrician needed.

    Hello everybody! I have just bought a new house in Kignsley, Stoke-on-trent and as the rear aspect of the roof is facing south almost perfectly- I would like to install a PV system. I am qualified electrician and I have done around 150 installs myself working for big PV companies so I would...
  14. S

    4Kw Inverter but MCS registered at 3.68

    I have had a solar PV system for 7 years now and the 4kw Sunny Boy 4000Tl-200 inverter is coming up with errors. My SunnyBeam logger is showing the inverter cutting out whenever it goes above 2kw on a sunny day. I got an electrician out who says that my Inverter needs replacing however as my MCS...
  15. 1Justin

    PV non MCS wow.

    I am undertaking EICR at a sprawling domestic over a house and several barns/guest suites, which is knee deep in C2 and C1 observations. I have here a ground-mounted PV install without any documentation, not an MCS install, and (I just spoke to DNO), they have no record of it on G59 or G83 and...
  16. L

    MCS Quality Management System

    Hi All We are in the process of applying for MCS for Solar PV. Has anyone got a Quality Management System I could pinch a look at please?? Thanks in advance
  17. S


    Comprehensive electrical services, domestic & commercial covering gloucestershire
  18. S

    Mcs Sign Off

    So I've just fitted a 12 panel system to my own property in Leicester. I'm 2391 inspection and test qualified but don't really want to go to the expense of doing the course to be mcs as I am already to busy and don't see the market growing now feed in is so low. Is there an independent test...
  19. Worcester

    MCS Publish QMS !

    Thinking of getting MCS certified? The Microgeneration Certification Scheme aka MCS have now published their own QMS, so i guess if you follow it you should be compliant. (well maybe !) Microgeneration Certification Scheme - QMS Templates -...
  20. S

    MCS Commissioning date - amended?

    Hi, Can anyone tell me if they have ever applied to MCS to have a commissioning date amended? I need to alter the date of a Certificate for a system commissioned earlier in the year and it just needs changed by a few days. Has anyone done this before? Is it straightforward? What "excuse" did...


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