Regulatory body NICEIC has announced that over 1,000 companies have now signed up for MCS accreditation making it the leading award body for the certification
Paul Collins, Head of NICEIC, said: “The micro-generation industry is currently blossoming and tradespeople with the appropriate skills to supply these technologies are keen to grasp the opportunity it presents.
“We have witnessed a large number of skilled professionals such as electricians, plumbers, heating and gas engineers come to NICEIC for accreditation as it is a name associated with quality and assurance.
“Government backed schemes such as the Feed in Tariffs (FITs) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are a real incentive for households, but the financial benefits are only available to those who use MCS approved goods and installers.”
Under MCS all products and installers are checked and verified to ensure they meet the necessary standards.
“The opportunities for the electrical, heating and plumbing trades are significant and NICEIC will be at the forefront of this industry, providing certification, training and advice,” adds Mr Collins.