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UKPVC 2010 Stefanie Rief -    mcs presentation UKPVC 2010 Stefanie Rief - mcs presentation Presentation Transcript

  • The Microgeneration Certification Scheme market entry barrier or necessity for the UK market? Stefanie Rief The UK PV Conference (22nd June 2010/Solarplaza)
  • Who we are and what we do NEF is a registered charity www.nef.org.uk •  Carbon Trust Standard •  Training •  Green Energy Scheme •  Ground Source Heat Pump Association •  Solar Trade Association •  Consultancy The National Energy Foundation is proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary this year!!!
  • Content: 1.  Renewable Energy in the UK 2.  The Microgeneration Certification Scheme •  What is it? •  Who is it for? •  MCS structure •  Incentives 3.  Strengths Solar panels installed by Solarcentury in Stanstead, UK 4.  Potential for improvement 5.  Future Prospects
  • 1. Renewable Energy in the UK •  UK Renewable Energy market - niche market •  about 150,000 RE installations - 26 million homes •  Due to binding 2020 targets - expected rapid market growth •  number of market players increasing exponentially •  As response - UK Government has commissioned MCS
  • 2. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme What is it and who is it for? •  MCS is industry-led & government supported scheme for small scale renewable manufacturers and installers •  MCS accreditation - microgeneration technology systems have: •  Work to installation & product standards •  an appropriate QMS in place •  comply with ethical standards
  • 2. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme •  How does it work? CONTROL MCS Steering Group ADMINISTER MAINTAIN/DEVELOP Gemserv Working Groups Assess against: MCS •  CS standards M •  IS standards M EXECUTE OVERSEE •  FT registered Code of O Certfication Bodies DECC Ethical Practice
  • 2. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme Incentives to join the scheme: •  Feed-In Tariff (FiT) •  Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) •  Industry recognised standard for their business
  • 3. Strengths •  It helps to filter out ‘rogue traders’ •  It generates consumer confidence •  It sets and raises coherent standards •  Supervisory board function
  • 4. Potential for improvement •  Certification Bodies assessment fees differ widely and are not related to company size •  Certification Bodies interpret MCS standards differently •  Certification only up to 45 kW for heat and 50 kW for electricity •  Does good QMS ensure good installation standard? •  Rationalisation with other schemes – Trustmark & CPS?
  • 4. Potential for improvement
  • 5. Future Prospects
  • The Microgeneration Certification Scheme market entry barrier or necessity for the UK market?
  • Thanks for listening!!! Any questions? Please send your feedback: stefanie.rief@nef.org.uk www.nef.org.uk