Autarco presents the new Apex R6 mounting system

The Apex R6 mounting system

Autarco introduces the improved Apex R6 mounting system. This system is available for roof mounting of solar panels with an adjustable roof hook for pitched roofs, a wave clip for corrugated iron roofs and pole bolts with L-hook. Clear advantages of the Apex R6 are the easily adjustable rails that can be adjusted from top to bottom and from right to left and the fact that no loose nuts and bolts need to be used during assembly. Thanks to the smart and stable construction of the R6, ultra-fast mounting is possible while the solar panels are optimally and safely supported.

The R6 mounting system is available from the beginning of June 2022 and is part of the complete total solution from Autarco.

The Apex R6 mounting system

The Apex R6 mounting system from Autarco offers ultimate flexibility and ease of installation thanks to adjustable rails, ‘sliding’ clamps that are reusable up to 10 times and a center clamp with potential equalization. Furthermore, a PV installer no longer needs to use loose bolts or nuts during installation.

Other important features of this system are:

  • 40mm reach to adjust rail height;
  • Easy to apply black stylish end cap;
  • Bolts have a TORX-30 head;
  • All fixings are provided with a “rail connector”

Developed together with PV installers

In order to create the most efficient system possible, we have extensively tested the R6 months together with a number of experienced PV installers. We have used the feedback we received after these test installations to further optimize the system and to develop one of the most user-friendly mounting systems for solar panels.

Contact
Requests for further information about this press release can be sent to marketing@autarco.com.

Read more about the Apex R6 here

Autarco and Enirgy donate to charity for Ukranian refugees

Our mission at Autarco is to contribute to a world in which people live together in harmony with others and their environment. that is why we are deeply saddened by the situation in Ukraine. One of our valued business partners (Enirgy in Vught, North Brabant) have set up a wonderful campaign which aims to help Ukrainian refugees. For each kWp Enirgy installs (up to 4 kWp projects), Autarco will donate €50 to Lionsclub De Meierij, an international non-political organisation that is committed to helping refugees in crisis areas such as Ukraine. Read more about this charity campaign via this link

Lionsclub de Meierij

Lionsclub de Meierij is a branch of the global Lionsclub organisation that is committed to helping refugees in crisis areas. Local Lions club organisations (such as Lionsclub de Meierij) can contribute through donations to an international aid fund, the Lionsclub International Fund (LCIF). The LCIF is managed by the Lionsclub organisation itself. The LCIF also has a fund that is used exclusively to help Ukrainian refugees, the “Ukraine Relief Grant”. Autarco’s donations go to this fund. If you would like to read more about the Ukraine Relief Grant you can do so via this link

How are the donations going to be used?

The Ukraine Relief Grant fund enables Lions contacts in crisis areas to support refugees through grants. These grants are used to provide water, food, diapers, blankets, medical supplies, hygiene products and sleeping bags to those who need them most. Lion contacts are mostly local Lions Club organisations (such as Lionsclub de Meierij) in countries such as Poland, Armenia, Romania and Ukraine itself. This ensures that the donations are fully used to help the refugees and it is transparent how the donations are being used. In addition, Lionsclub De Meierij, the LCIF and the local Lions contacts do not incur any costs so the entire donation can be used to help the refugees as much as possible, something we find very important!

A complete overview of how the Ukrainian Relief Grant is used to help Ukrainian refugees can be found via this link.

Fundraiser event

Moreover, Lionsclub de Meierij will organize a fundraiser on September 11th . The entire proceeds of the fundraiser will be donated to to the Ukrainian Relief Grant. We will let you know more information about the tickets sales about the fundraiser once we know more information via our social media channels.


Dealer testimonial National de Tongelreep project

In cooperation with Van Hout we have realised the Tongelreep project, which now has over 3000 Autarco solar panels on the Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming stadium. Of course we are very proud of this! Watch the video below for the final result of this beautiful project.


New Helios feature: Direct shade visualization

Optimizing a system design can be a tedious task, taking much of your time. With our most recent addition to Helios, that belongs to the past. With our new direct shade visualization, feedback on your system design is now only one click away! No need to wait for the yield calculations to finish, see the effect of your design choices instantly.

An important part of designing a well performing PV system is dealing with shade on the solar panels. Of course you want to have as little shading as possible, but in most designs this can’t be omitted fully. Therefore it’s important to know how shading is affecting the solar panels, so you can adjust your design to the situation. Direct shade visualization allows you to investigate and mitigate shading effects on the modules in your design, to make sure you end up with the most efficient solution for your customer.

When shade is visualized in Helios, all solar panels will show a colour to indicate their shade losses due to obstacles in the direct environment. With this information you can easily see which solar panels are not effective and choose to delete them. It will also help you to create your string plan in such a way that shaded solar panels are combined as much as possible.

You can select the shade visualisation feature by clicking on the symbol below the “calculate azimuth feature”

Yet another step in making solar simple and helping our dealers to offer the best PV-system design to their customers.

Want to know more about out best-in-class design software Helios? You can sign up for a free Helios demo account by clicking on this link or contact us via sales@autarco.com.


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

Autarco introduces home battery solution

In line with current trends, Autarco will introduce a home battery solution in March 2022 aimed at systems up to 30kWp. This intelligent energy solution will consist of a hybrid inverter for new installations or an AC coupled battery charger, to provide already existing Autarco solar power systems with battery storage. Autarco has opted for modular batteries, whereby the total storage capacity can easily be adjusted according to need by using different modules.

Autarco storage inverters will operate on an open platform and are compatible with a range of leading batteries, including LG Chem, BYD, PylonTech and others. This approach provides maximum flexibility to find the best solution and reduces supply chain dependencies.

Integration in Helios and the MyAutarco app

These new products are fully integrated into the Autarco total solution. For this, a number of things will be adjusted in our own software Helios and in the Autarco monitoring App MyAutarco. For example, it becomes possible in Helios to upload consumption profiles. Combined with the current revenue calculations, this allows us to calculate a business case even more accurately. Home battery monitoring is fully supported in the MyAutarco app.

Self-sufficiency

Our company name ‘Autarco’ comes from the word ‘autarky’ which in turn has its origin in the classical Greek word αύτάρκεια, which means self-sufficiency. We believe in a future where individuals, households, businesses and communities can thrive peacefully and in harmony with their environment. Self-sufficiency in the field of energy is central to this. With the current rising gas and energy prices, it is becoming increasingly profitable for households to invest in a home battery.

About Autarco

Autarco is the only producer in the world to supply a solar energy system in which all components are developed in-house and therefore connect seamlessly with each other. Thanks to this total solution, Autarco can also offer the kWh guarantee, which guarantees long-term savings on your energy bill.

For more information and exciting news about Autarco you can contact us at marketing@autarco.com. If you have any questions regarding Autarco products and services please feel free to contact sales@autarco.com.


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.