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.


Pig farm chooses solar for sustainability and certainty

Solisplan installed an Autarco total solution at Pig Farm Netterden in September of 2019. A system consisting of high reliable and powerful Autarco MC solar panels including the unique kWh guarantee.

For the pig farm it’s important to have their CO2 footprint be as low as possible and with solar they can be fully self-sustainable. It was also important to them that their investment was secure and with the insured kWh guarantee they are benefitting from a no risk investment.

System size

463 kWp

Solar panels

1.520x MC of 305 Wp
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Inverters

8x Autarco UX inverters
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Mounting system

Apex R5
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Dealer

Solisplan

A total solution of powerful and reliable Autarco MC solar panels


This solar PV system of 463 kWp consists of 1.520 Autarco MC solar panels of which the yield is inverted by six Autarco UX inverters of 50 kW and two UX inverters of 60 kW. These MC solar panels have a really high color consistency and are very powerful at 305 Wp. The Autarco MC solar panels currently have the best value for money.

Pig Farm Netterden benefits from the unique kWh guarantee thanks to the Autarco total solution of inverters and solar panels. Solisplan used our innovative Helios software to fully design the system. The software automatically calculates the expected yield of the system, which is 484 MWh in the first year. This is insured by the kWh Guarantee Foundation, meaning for every kWh below the expected yield the company will receive a financial compensation. The business case that was calculated beforehand will for sure be met. A very safe and reliable investment.

“The kWh guarantee is of great value to us as we now have certainty with our investment.”

Jos Rijk – Co-partner

Benefitting from the SDE+ subsidy


The financial model for these kinds of projects in The Netherlands is driven largely by SDE+ subsidy, a production subsidy from the government that guarantees the market value of energy generated through renewables for a 15 year term. In other words, for the first fifteen years you receive a cash subsidy over every kWh generated. At the moment the SDE rate is just under €0.10/kWh so our insured kWh guarantee with a compensation rate of €0.10/kWh and 15 year term fits perfectly.

3 quick questions to Jos Rijk, co-partner at Pig Farm Netterden


Why is a solar total solution important to you?

We chose a total solution by Autarco because we liked to be fully taken care of by one company in the entire process. The installation happened very smoothly by Solisplan, an Authorized Dealer of Autarco. They made sure our business operations could continue like normal during installation.

What’s the reason for choosing solar to become more sustainable?

For us it’s important to have our CO2 footprint as low as possible and with solar we can be fully self-sustainable at our pig farm.

What is in your opinion the added value of a business case with kWh guarantee?

The kWh guarantee is of great value to us as we now have certainty with our investment. If the system’s yield in the future is lower than calculated beforehand we will receive a financial compensation per missed kWh. This makes for a solid business and we’re sure it will be met.

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