Swiss-based heterojunction solar PV cell and module manufacturer Meyer Burger is set to expand into the UK market having achieved Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certification.

Issued by the UK Microgeneration Product Planning Committee, the certification is a necessity to ensure low carbon technologies are of the highest standard for customers.

To gain certification, the product is assessed by a Certification Body to ensure that the product meets the technical product standard and that the production environment and processes meet MCS requirements. There is also a requirement to provide product testing results for assessment.

With the certification having been granted, Meyer Burger will now be able to supply solar modules for residential rooftop systems in the UK.

“For Meyer Burger’s UK team, the successful certification is an important milestone. I am very excited about the opportunity to work with our partners as we build a new vision for solar in the British and Irish isles,” said says Scott McDaniel, head of sales for the UK and Ireland.

The firm has confirmed Wind & Solar as the first distributor in the UK to include Meyer Burger’s products in its portfolio with 20 installers having already registered to sell the solar products.

Meyer Burger recently partnered with the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Fraunhofer ISE and the University of Stuttgart to pursue industrialised perovskite production and greater efficiency in future PV modules.

Meyer Burger said the work with the new consortium was based on its existing collaborations for the development of heterojunction cells. The company previously worked with Oxford PV on a partnership to develop perovskite-on-silicon tandem technology, but this partnership ended abruptly in 2021 when Oxford PV pulled out of the agreement.