Total solar solution

Thanks to our total solution of seamless components and advanced software calculations we're able to offer an insured kWh performance guarantee.

Design software

The Autarco system design software allows for highly precise and bankable calculations for your solar system. You’ll receive a personalised offer with an accurate performance calculation.

One complete system

The solar panels, inverters, cables, connectors and mounting systems are all from Autarco and work together seamlessly. Autarco develops everything in-house, fully integrating hardware and software for the best performance possible.

Asset management

After installation the asset management is done by Autarco. The installer gets notified when maintenance is required. Through the MyAutarco app you can keep track of your system’s performance in real-time, wherever you are.

“We chose the kWh guarantee to make sure we’re insured of meeting our business case in the upcoming 10-15 years.”

Ad van Nistelrooij – Director ebm-papst Benelux

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Insured kWh guarantee

The performance of Autarco systems is insured through the kWh Guarantee Foundation in collaboration with insurance company Lloyd’s of London. You will receive a cash compensation for every missed kilowatthour when the system performs less than calculated beforehand.

  • Secure: covered by Lloyd’s of London and an independent foundation
  • Meaningful: cash compensation when kWh performance is lower than promised
  • Measurable: MyAutarco automatically keeps track of performance

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The process of getting a kWh guarantee

1. Installation and registration

After approving the quotation your system is installed by one of our experienced Authorized Dealers and then registered with a 5, 10 or 15 year guarantee term.

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2. Receive your certificate

After the registration is validated you’ll receive a guarantee certificate from the kWh Guarantee Foundation. This has all of your solar system’s details including the guaranteed yield.

3. Pro-active monitoring

During the kWh guarantee term we pro-actively monitor your solar system and report on performance saving you valuable time. If necessary we’ll be in touch if maintenance is required.

4. Cash compensation

You will receive a cash compensation for every missed kilowatthour should the system perform less than the guaranteed yield specified in your guarantee certificate.

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Leave your details and we will request an Authorized Dealer in your region to contact you to design and install an Autarco solution with guaranteed performance.

    Frequently asked questions about the kWh guarantee

    The kWh guarantee covers you against underperformance due to product defects, installation defects and low solar insolation.

    A kWh guarantee covers performance of an Autarco PV system for a five (5) year term and is embodied by a kWh guarantee certificate. You can get up to 3 consecutive kWh guarantees so your solar PV investment is protected for up to 15 years.

    At the end of each five year term we check the guaranteed value on the certificate with the actual performance of the PV system as measured by the inverter or MID approved meter. In case of underperformance the beneficiary of the kWh guarantee receives the compensation rate per missed kWh.

    In cash. So your business case and bottom line are protected!

    Yes. The compensation rate is flexible to meet your economic reality and can be set at 5, 10, 15 or 20 eurocents/kWh.

    The terms are very simple. The most important obligations on the beneficiary of the kWh guarantee are:

    1. Ensure that the monitoring devices are connected to the internet so that they can communicate their status and performance to the servers.
    2. Act upon instructions to clean or otherwise perform maintenance on  the solar PV system.
    3. Grant acces to the PV system for inspection, maintenance or modification should this be requested.

    After installation your installer registers your system with Autarco. A very thorough technical due dilligence is then undertaken to check whether the installation is done correctly and the system is performing as expected. If the registration passes this verification step, the requested kWh guarantees are issued.

    The kWh guarantees are issued by an independent foundation. Using this foundation, with an independent board comprised of industry experts, ensures that every guarantee can be honoured no matter the trading status of Autarco.

    The foundation engages in consecutive insurance policies each with prepaid risk limit. When kWh guarantees are issued, the guaranteed value is deducted from the risk limit. When the entire risk limit of a policy is used up, a new insurance policy is engaged in and Lloyd’s of London will issue a confirmation stating which kWh guarantees are endorsed on the filled policy.

    Autarco transfers funds to the foundation for each system that passes the technical due dilligence and verification phase. The foundation uses those funds to pay for insurance premiums as the policy holder and beneficiary of the Lloyd’s of London insurance. All premiums are prepaid such that there is never a kWh guarantee issued without available risk limit on a policy.

    Each kWh guarantee is issued from the independent foundation, covered by a Lloyd’s of London policy for the full term and all insurance premiums are prepaid. Coverage is therefore not contingent on annual premium payments nor is the trading status of Autarco relevant to the ability to claim on the insurance.

    Autarco is a technology company that supplies hardware and software technologies to the very best installers and EPCs in the solar industry. These Authorized Dealers sell Autarco solar PV systems with kWh guarantees to the general public.

    Click here to request a quote from one of our Authorized Dealers near you.