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
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.