MCS PV Launch Updated PV Systems Installation Guide

After a lengthy delay, the eagerly awaited update to the Guide to the Installation of Photovoltaic Systems was launched by Energy Minister, Greg Barker at the recent ‘Restarting the Solar Market’ roadshow organised by Solar Media.

There will be a three month transitional period until the use of the updated guidelines will become mandatory under the MCS scheme.

The scope of this document is to provide solar PV system designers and installers with information to ensure that a grid-connected PV system meets current UK standards and best practice recommendations. It is primarily aimed at typical grid connected systems of up to 50kWp (total combined d.c. output). However most of what is contained here will also be applicable for larger systems.