Microgeneration Certification Scheme – MCS
The MCS is linked to financial incentives including Feed in Tariffs for microgeneration of electricity and the RHI for the microgeneration of heat in domestic properties.
The Domestic RHI, which is due to be launched in Spring 2014, will provide annual financial incentives for owners of non-domestic buildings who generate renewable heat, including heat from ground source heat pump installations.
The Domestic RHI will only be available to domestic owners who install heat pumps with a rated capacity below 45KW if the equipment is MCS certified and the installer is MCS certified.
The installer must install following the guidance in MIS 3005 Heat Pump Systems: the Microgeneration Installation Standards for heat pumps.
Installation of Ground Source Heat Pumps
To get the full benefit of a GSHP installation you will need to employ someone with design and installation experience. A ground source heat pump may not perform well unless it is incorporated in a good design by someone who understands the needs of the building, the use to which the building is being put and the local geology.
For more information on installation of ground source heating from an experienced source please contact one of our members.