Tenesol has become the latest solar module manufacturer to receive the Government's Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation. The certification, which is a prerequisite in order to sell PV systems in the UK under the feed-in tariff (FiT), has been awarded to Tenesol’s advanced modules.

At the start of the year, Tenesol established its UK subsidiary and MCS accreditation further strengthens its presence in the expanding solar market; the French company is also close to completing its first PV installation in the UK – a 600kWp rooftop system on the New York Stock Exchange Euronext building in Greater London.

“Many companies enter such markets looking to capitalise on a new incentive and make a quick buck,” said Claude Escala, European Director of Tenesol. “But, much like the products we supply, we are looking at the long term. Renewable energy is the future and solar power is a major part of it.

“What we need to do is help investors find the balance between a PV system that is built to make money and a PV system that improves the UK’s renewable energy status, while also tackling issues such as Fuel Poverty. But it is still early days and the UK remains a hotbed of opportunity for PV expansion and innovation.”