Evergreen Solar was awarded the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certificate from the United Kingdom’s British Board of Agrément, demonstrating that the company’s ES-A series panels meet the requirements for solar projects under the Renewables Cash-Back-Scheme. The Cash-Back-Scheme, which started in the UK this past April, pays homeowners and communities that install low carbon electricity for the power they generate. Solar projects must use MSC certified panels that are installed by MCS accredited installers in order to qualify for the funding.
“The MCS certification is a major step forward in expanding our business in the UK and a testament to the quality and workmanship of Evergreen’s solar panels which are known for delivering more electricity with less impact on the environment,” said Peter Rusch, Evergreen Solar’s vice president of sales for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “And given the fact that many UK solar projects will be installed on or near the coast, our IEC 61701 salt mist certification is likely to make the ES-A series the panel of choice for these projects.”