Government Standards for Renewables
Established and managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DEIS) to ensure renewable products are tested, installed and commissioned to a recognised benchmark standard.
Typically Building Control and organisations such as NHBC require renewable installations to be MCS certified.It is also a pre-requisite that a renewable installation is MCS certified prior to making an application for payment from one of the Government funded incentive.
For more details on the scheme go to www.microgenerationcertification.org
Government Incentive Schemes for Renewables
Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme
There are 2 schemes in operation:
1) Domestic RHI – open to homeowners, self builders, private and social landlords.
2) Non Domestic RHI – open to commercial organisations.
To be eligible for the scheme an MCS approved renewable product must be selected and installed by an MCS accredited installer. As part of the application process an up to date Energy Performance Certificate ( EPC ) will be required.
For more details on the scheme, tariff rates and how to apply go to www.ofgem.gov.uk
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
To apply to the Domestic RHI scheme the property will need to meet minimum insulation requirements of loft and cavity wall insulation, some exceptions are allowed, and will need to provide a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is no more than 24 months old.
For applications to the Feed In Tariff properties need to achieve a band D rating on their EPC.
PowerNaturally have an in house Domestic Energy Assessor, so if you don’t already have an EPC it is something that we can organise for you.