Alpiq strengthens its market presence in the field of photovoltaics with the acquisition of the Helion Solar Group

ZURICH, 26-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its strategy implementation, Alpiq is expanding its energy services portfolio and has acquired the Helion Solar Group. The company is the Swiss market leader for the planning, implementation and maintenance of photovoltaic and energy-storage systems. With the takeover of Helion Solar, Alpiq strengthens its market presence in the field of photovoltaics.

With the integration of Helion Solar, Alpiq will have access to new markets in the areas of energy efficiency and the installation of renewable energies. Helion Solar is the largest Swiss installation company for photovoltaic systems for power generation and energy storage in family homes, large-scale plants and major power stations. Offering additional services in the areas of Smart Energy, building shells and roof replacement, photovoltaics-to-heat and battery storage, the successful solar specialist is already strongly positioned in the future growth markets of the solar industry.

The acquisition of Helion Solar fits within the framework of Alpiq’s strategy, enabling it to access the Swiss market for photovoltaic-system installation and house batteries with a local presence close to customers. In turn, Helion Solar will benefit from Alpiq as a strong partner with a presence throughout Switzerland. With the integration of Helion Solar, Alpiq will in future be able to offer energy services for smart buildings entirely from a single source.

Helion Solar was founded in 2008 and is represented across Switzerland, with 90 permanent employees working at eight locations in all regions of the country. Alpiq has acquired Helion Solar from the two founders of the company and AEK Energie AG. Helion Solar will retain both its structure and its name and be integrated into the Alpiq InTec Group.

Further information about Alpiq can be found at www.alpiq-intec.ch and about Helion Solar at www.helion-solar.ch

Anita Binder
Alpiq InTec Management AG
Communications Manager
Hohlstrasse 188
8026 Zürich
Switzerland
T: +41 44 247 41 79
F: +41 44 247 41 15
anita.­binder@­alpiq.­com

Noah Heynen
Helion Solar AG
Geschäftsführer
T: +41 32 677 04 06
noah.­heynen@­helion-solar.­ch

Pia Daumüller
AEK Energie AG
Leiterin Kommunikation
T: +41 32 624 83 18
pia.­daumueller@­aek.­ch

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With the takeover of Helion Solar, Alpiq strengthens its market presence in the field of photovoltaics.

With the takeover of Helion Solar, Alpiq strengthens its market presence in the field of photovoltaics.

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