Heating and Hotwater Industry Council and partners have launched the Renewable Installer Accreditation Scheme today.
The programme is based on the Competent Person Schemes (CPS) and TrustMark and aims to ensure that a quality service is delivered to the consumer, but at a fair price to the installer.
The objective of this new programme is to provide an affordable alternative to the current MCS.
HHIC head of external affairs Isaac Occhipinti said: “HHIC has long been a critic of MCS as it is too bureaucratic and expensive, but with Government support for microgeneration technologies waning we do believe that an alternative is needed to keep interest in the renewables market alive and protect quality and consumers.
“Our new scheme is based on the existing Competent Person Schemes and TrustMark and has been created through consultation with full industry backing.”