MCS - Action Renewables


The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an independent scheme that certifies microgeneration products and installers in accordance with consistent standards. It is designed to evaluate microgeneration products and installers against robust criteria providing greater protection for consumers.


The MCS is the only certification scheme to cover all microgeneration products and services, and has support from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, industry and non-governmental groups as a prime method for making a substantial contribution to cutting the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels. MCS has replaced the product and installer registration schemes (Clear Skies and PV programme). Click here to view the MCS website.


There are various certification bodies who offer the MCS certification services, all of which are listed on the MCS website. Action Renewables are accredited by UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service) to provide certification to installers of renewable energy systems in Northern Ireland/ROI. Our schedule of accreditation can be viewed on the UKAS website here. Please note however that Action Renewables cannot offer MCS certification services outside of Ireland.  If you would like further information please contact us at


Why Action Renewables?


Our dedicated MCS Team has unrivalled experience in providing MCS certification services to renewable energy installers.  Our MCS Senior Project Manager, Dawn Murphy has more than 15 year’s experience in the environmental sector in Northern Ireland including consultancy and renewable energy projects.  There are various additional benefits of becoming MCS Certified with Action Renewables, some of which are listed below:


  • Free website listing for your company on the Action Renewables website, including contact details and web link
  • Discount on non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive accreditation service
  • Discount on exhibition stands and attendance at conferences and other events
  • One free place for each of the Action Renewables Association seminars (4 – 6 per year)
  • Information on future developments within the industry and any relevant events



Action Renewables operates a complaints procedure for installers to avail of if they wish to lodge a complaint in relation to any aspect of the MCS assessment process. Complaints should be made in writing to the Quality Assurance Manager.  Customer complaints should be reported using the MCS complaints process found on their website.



Assessed installers may appeal against any decision of Action Renewables in respect of its certification. The appeal shall be made in writing setting out clearly the grounds for the appeal. The appeal must be made to Action Renewables within 21 days of the date of notification of the decision being questioned. The appeal will be dealt with in accordance with Action Renewables’ Complaints and Appeals procedure.

Click here to download the complaints and appeals process.

Becoming MCS certified will involve a thorough assessment of the installer company including policies, procedures and an example installation.Action Renewables is a UKAS accredited certification body No. 4359.