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UK Bristol Victron ESS MCS installers

Hi,

Is there anyone on here that knows (or is) able to do residential UK Bristol Victron ESS (PV+batt) MCS-certified installations?

From the map search it seems most are off-grid or not MCS- certified.

Thanks

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I'm sure you can find Victron installers around the South West, but you certainly won't find MCS installers because Victron isn't listed in the MCS approved database.

Some energy companies don't actually need an MCS cert and are okay with an electrician witnessing and signing off on an install that is G98/99 compliant and still offering FiT (Check with your suppliers in your area first though).

In my personal opinion I don't much fancy the whole MCS scheme anyway, its another government scheme forced down everybody's throat.

When you take a look at some of the manufacturers that are listed as MCS "approved" it is almost a joke. Even less can be said about the some of fly-by-night MCS "approved" builders/roofers-cum-solar-installers.

Obviously not all are like this and there are some very good and worthwhile installers, but it's a pet peeve of mine when I see some of the shoddy "MCS approved" installations discovered later on by legitimate electricians who present these bodge jobs made by "MCS approved installers" on YouTube and the like.

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