MCS (the Microgeneration Certification Scheme), the standards organisation for small-scale renewable energy and heat, has surpassed 4,000 MCS certified contractors.
The organisation says that the growth in the number of certified companies installing low-carbon technology highlights the growing consumer confidence in home-grown energy across the UK and reflects the rising demand for MCS certified contractors.
Much of the growth comes from the PV sector. At the end of 2022, MCS had fewer than 2,000 solar PV contractors – today, they have over 3,200. The organisation notes that 2023 has seen over 34,000 certified heat pump installations – more than any other year end figure in scheme history.
Ian Rippin, MCS CEO, said: “MCS is extremely proud to have certified more than 4,000 contractors. It is extremely encouraging to see our certified contractor base continuing to grow at pace in support of the ever-growing demand for small-scale renewable technologies.”