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MCS Guide

This new PV Guide was released on 7th February 2013 alongside a newly updated MCS standard (MIS 3002 Issue 3.1), which reflects the changes in the new PV Guide.

After 7th May 2013 all MCS installation companies must work in accordance with these documents.

The culmination of over two years work from the MCS Solar PV Working Group, together with support from the Electrical Contractors Association (the ECA), to improve the guidance for installation companies and the standards for PV installations across the UK. It contains a number of new sections which bring the previous DTi Guide up to speed with newer technologies and the fast paced changes in the PV sector.

The key areas of the MIS 3002 standard and new PV Guide centre around changes to:

  • The system performance estimation methodology which now takes into account shading and the use of look up tables;
  • Installation and site work updates to cover wind uplift calculations, a simplified calculation method with worked examples and guidance on calculating system fixing requirements;
  • Design/technical updates
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PV-GUIDE Guide to the Installation of Photovoltaic Systems £5.00