The Importance of Choosing an Accredited Solar PV Installer

July 1, 2023

As more and more people in the UK are turning to renewable energy sources like solar power, it's essential to choose an installer who has the necessary accreditations and certifications to ensure that your solar project is installed safely and effectively. We understand the importance of these credentials and are HIES, MCS & NICEIC accredited.

RECC (Home Insulation & Energy Systems)

RECC accreditation is a mark of quality and protection for customers looking to invest in renewable energy solutions. The RECC scheme provides consumers with access to free and impartial advice, protection via an insurance backed guarantee, and a complaints process that is independently mediated.

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme)

MCS is a quality assurance scheme that certifies products and installers to ensure that they meet the necessary standards for renewable energy systems. MCS certification is required customers wanting access to the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). This can help offset the cost of installation by enabling customers to get paid for the excess electricity they put back on the grid.

NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting)

NICEIC accreditation is a certification that is recognised across the UK and is proof that the installer is competent in electrical installation work. NICEIC ensures that all electrical work complies with the latest industry standards, and is regularly assessed to ensure the highest levels of quality.

Choosing an installer who holds these accreditations is important for several reasons:

  • Quality assurance: Accredited installers are trained and assessed to ensure that they meet the necessary standards for installation, which ensures that the work they carry out is of the highest quality.
  • Compliance with regulations: Installations that are carried out by accredited installers will comply with all relevant regulations, which can help prevent issues further down the line.
  • Smart Export Guarantee: The SEG is a government-backed initiative and requires some electricity suppliers, known as SEG Licensees, to pay small-scale generators, known as SEG Generators, for low-carbon electricity which they export back to the National Grid, providing their installation is MCS certified. 
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your installer is accredited can give you peace of mind that your solar project will be installed safely and effectively.

We take our accreditations and certifications seriously and ensure that all our installers hold the necessary credentials. We have worked on numerous commercial and domestic solar projects in London, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of service and quality.

If you're considering a solar project for your home or business, choose an installer who holds the necessary accreditations and certifications. At DW Energy, we're here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your renewable energy goals:

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