To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many companies with less than five people employed in their manual workforce and a turnover of under £0.5 million are registered as qualified to install solar thermal, air source and ground source systems under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme in (a) Wales and (b) nationally.
The Department does not hold information on the turnover or number of employees for certified MCS installation companies. All MCS installation companies are listed on the MCS website:
The number of MCS installation companies based in the UK and Wales for solar thermal and heat pumps technologies are as follows:
|Technology||MCS companies in whole of UK||MCS companies based in Wales|
|Ground source heat pumps||584||26|
|Air source heat pumps||687||28|
The total numbers of microgeneration installation companies registered as MCS certificated are:
(a) 124 based in Wales;
(b) 3,269 based in the whole UK.