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anyone thinking about getting MCS accreditation by NICEIC??

Recently applied and hope to be one of the first to be able to offer this service in line with forthcoming feed-in tariff in April 2010 to our clients as we install solar photovoltaic systems.

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Have no idea what you are talking about other than the solar bit TBH :coat

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Don't C&G do a course for those systems had a thing through post last year about joining a course.

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Yes they do mate. Have a look in our Directory of UK College, I have listed the colleges that offer it, the Course Number and the actual name of the course. ;)

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Yes they do mate. Have a look in our Directory of UK College, I have listed the colleges that offer it, the Course Number and the actual name of the course. ;)

Cheers Addy

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it stands for Microgeneration Certification Scheme basically if you produce electricity yourself (solar, wind thermal etc) as from April 2010 under the Feed-in-Tariff you will receive upto 36.5p per unit (compared to about 4p at moment) but needs to be installed by MCS approved contractors. UK is one of only European countries not to have feed in tariff and has really kickstarted renewable technology in places such as germany, spain etc - good times! however, it looks like all joe public's unit prices will rise by 20% to offset this hike - bad times! cap your rates now if you can.

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i looked into doing it last year. I rang a training provider about it, and thats when i got put off. NICEIC accredited course, one day on how to connect up another day on manual handling, so i get taught to lift things and read the manufactures instructions??????

Then i got told you HAD to be a AC to connect them as DIs were not suitable for this type of thing.

That put my right off. Now my scheme is offering the same sort of thing, i am interested in renewables but not much call for it round here at the moment as most of my customers in nice big good looking houses (the only ones that can afford it) do not want these panels which take forever to pay for themselves making their house look crap. I can see it being big in the future i am just undecided if it will be in my lifetime. I am willing to be persuaded otherwise...

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anyone thinking about getting MCS accreditation by NICEIC??

Recently applied and hope to be one of the first to be able to offer this service in line with forthcoming feed-in tariff in April 2010 to our clients as we install solar photovoltaic systems.

Can't help with the accreditation other than to say if its like any other NICEIC registration then they will send you a list of things to do - comply and pass. Its really that simple, and of course they will want to see a job or two.

Out of interest - are you getting any business from this line of work?? I ask because I'm interested in this line of work myself.

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Can't help with the accreditation other than to say if its like any other NICEIC registration then they will send you a list of things to do - comply and pass. Its really that simple, and of course they will want to see a job or two.

Out of interest - are you getting any business from this line of work?? I ask because I'm interested in this line of work myself.

Yes, a fair few over past 4 years mainly commercial/local authority projects - but it will get much bigger next year when feed in tariff kicks in giving upto 36.5p per unit for each unit produced on grdi connected systems. Currently get about 4p per unit so masive insrease. Plus government has pledged another 5p per unit on top - expect our energy prices to go up though to offset!!!

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Yes, a fair few over past 4 years mainly commercial/local authority projects - but it will get much bigger next year when feed in tariff kicks in giving upto 36.5p per unit for each unit produced on grdi connected systems. Currently get about 4p per unit so masive insrease. Plus government has pledged another 5p per unit on top - expect our energy prices to go up though to offset!!!

In your experience how much will that reduce pay-back times?

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In your experience how much will that reduce pay-back times?

currently about 80 year will bring down to 20...this will only get better with better more efficient technology and rising fuel costs...

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Have you actually installed any small wind turbines on domestic properety in built up areas? Do owners suffer vibration when attached to a building, and how did you find building control?

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and how did you find building control?

Think they are usually in the town hall or council offices.............

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Have you actually installed any small wind turbines on domestic properety in built up areas? Do owners suffer vibration when attached to a building, and how did you find building control?

Not done any wind turbines - don't think that long term this will account for most market share. PV solar is the future as no moving parts and most systems are guaranteed for 20-25 years which is the same as the feed-in tariff. Wind turbines have noise, moving parts/wear etc and subsequent maintenance issues. Initial figures show solar accounting for about 80% of renwables market by 2042.

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Not done any wind turbines - don't think that long term this will account for most market share. PV solar is the future as no moving parts and most systems are guaranteed for 20-25 years which is the same as the feed-in tariff. Wind turbines have noise, moving parts/wear etc and subsequent maintenance issues. Initial figures show solar accounting for about 80% of renwables market by 2042.

Have been trying to get registered with sharp as an installer of their products but don't even get a reply - ignorant swines.

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  • 5 months later...

I`m looking into this at the moment - got an ex-customer setting up a renewable energy company; and wants us to do install & sign-off. The cost is a bit prohibitive (approx.

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Someone I know (not me, honest) has set up a company installing renewables. He has no electrical qualifications, certification or approvals whatsoever & is doing both domestic & commercial work. I would be interested to learn members' views if this is legit & the possible ramifications.

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Well, it deffo isn`t legal - plus

1. He can`t access the carbon trust grant / loan schemes (materials supply AND installer must have MCS accredition.)

2. The works are subject to BRCS (domestic AND commercial).

3. The electrical side still has to be correctly tested & certified.

4. The government FITs (feed-in-tariffs), for selling back to the grid, are only given to those with MCS accredition.

So I am really surprised that he`s getting any work, unless he has some numpty signing off for him?

KME

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Well, it deffo isn`t legal - plus

1. He can`t access the carbon trust grant / loan schemes (materials supply AND installer must have MCS accredition.)

2. The works are subject to BRCS (domestic AND commercial).

3. The electrical side still has to be correctly tested & certified.

4. The government FITs (feed-in-tariffs), for selling back to the grid, are only given to those with MCS accredition.

So I am really surprised that he`s getting any work, unless he has some numpty signing off for him?

KME

Don't think he even has a numpty.

Wanted me to do a bit of work for him relating to market research & marketing, but wasn't too keen as I didn't really want to get involved with a dubious operation.

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Hi Guys,

Just picking up on the discussion regarding MCS Accreditation. We are MCS Accreditation specialists and would be happy to provide any information or advice on what you need to do etc.

Anything you need just drop me a PM or go to www.mcsaccredited.com or call 0844 414 6041

Cheers

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