SIAC Wind Energy is reminding those thinking of progressing with a small wind turbine project the importance of engaging with a fully MCS certified product, as our Bergey MCS certificate is officially assessed and upgraded by the Building Research Establishment to include single, three-phase and even two-phase installation.
Since the MCS certification is specific to both the turbine and inverter type that has been assessed, using a different inverter is aginst the Ofgem rules and would invalidate any claim for the Feed-In Tariff. This is a serious risk to unwary purchasers, as the installation would not be exactly in line with the system that was MCS approved.
Patrick Dormon, managing director of SIAC Wind Energy, explained: “It is essential that customers looking for a small wind energy product ensure it has obtained the correct accreditation. One of the major benefits of the Bergey turbine is that it can be installed for both single phase and three-phase, making it an ideal product for any grid set-up at a customer’s premises.
“In the small wind sector, only systems which have been tested and accredited for MCS are eligible for the current Feed-In Tariffs. The fact that our systems are MCS certified for different inverter options means that those wishing to invest in small scale wind technology can do so, safely, securely and legally.”