Design your systems more faster and efficiently in Helios

The new Helios software update ensures significant improvements in two areas: 

  • Design panel layouts faster
  • More efficient ballast layout

Thanks to technical improvements in Helios, it takes less time to design panel layouts, ensuring you can go from design to offer faster. It is now easier to select, move and copy panels, and dilations in arrays are automatically and clearly implemented in the design.

Moreover, a new, more accurate ballast calculation is now used for the Autarco Matrix mounting system. This allows for a more precise allocation of the ballast, ensuring a system design does not become heavier than necessary. With this update, ballast layouts for the Matrix Symmetrical mounting system can now also be created. 

Improved End-Customer offer functionality available in Helios

In Helios it is now possible to create a complete offer, including payback period, for your residential customers. The calculations are made based on the system design, ensuring the offer is generated quickly. Solar made simple!

You also have the possibility to customize various document elements such as adding a brief company introduction, terms of payment and price overview. You can even add your own company brochure as a PDF.

Design software is together with asset management and offering total PV-systems under one brand, a crucial part of our total solutions proposition. Our dealers can go from design to offer even  faster now that it is possible to generate a professional and generate with the click of a button in Helios. 

Do you want to make use of these new features in the end customer offer? Your Autarco account manager can help you with this! You can create a standard template together and further discuss the possibilities.

Relax and save time with the Autarco design service

Autarco introduces the complete design service. With the complete design service you can save time since our Autarco sales engineers will take over the entire design process for you.

This perfectly fits in our “Do what you do best, we do the rest” proposition, where we support our dealers as much as possible. Examples of this are our active performance monitoring and marketing support. With this proposition, our dealers are able to fully focus on growing their business. Contact your Autarco account manager if you are interested in knowing more about this service and the prices.

Don’t need the full design service but still want the assurance that your projects are modelled as efficiently as possible? We will optimise your project free of charge if the following data are added to your Helios design:

  • The azimuth, height and slope of the roof are known.
  • Solar panel- and mounting system type are known
  • It is clear which roof surfaces are selected
  • An inverter is selected

Internal PELD

PELD stands for Power Export Limiter device and limits the power output to a specified level. Autarco already provides a separately sold PELD which is mainly used for larger  PV-systems with multiple inverters.

For smaller systems with one inverter the Internal PEL feature can be used on our newest Mark-II inverters. This can be done with a separately sold energy meter (S2.1P-SMARTMETER.1 for 1-phase grade tied connections, S2.3P-SMARTMETER.1 for 3-phase grid tied connections) which is easily connected to the inverter. Once connected to the inverter, the internal PEL feature ensure grid exports are constantly measured and will not exceed the set value. A PELD can specifically be used to improve the business case of your customers in the following two cases.

  1. When power output needs to be limited because the internal AC device or grid can not handle a higher power out.
  2. When the grid operator (temporarily) demands that  no or limited energy may be supplied to the grid.

Click here to learn more about our newest Mark-II inverters

Autarco will be present at Solar Solutions 2021

Autarco will be present at Solar Solutions in 2021. This year the exhibition will be held on the 28th, 29th and 30th September and we can be found at stand number C9. Autarco dealers and relations can visit the exhibition for free by using our discount code. Your Autarco account manager can tell you more about this.


Solar Solutions is the largest B2B exhibition of solar energy in North-West Europe, and takes place in the Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen. More than 100 practical seminars will be held on topics concerning the latest developments in the solar industry such as energy storage, smart products and an increasingly wide range of available solar panels.