HELIOS – a long-term infrastructure-ownership platform
Today, large solar farms with long-term utility contracts are attracting more institutional investors like insurance companies and pension funds because these are typically low-risk assets and above market returns. The Helios platform offers developers competitive pricing for their utility-scale solar projects or portfolios, and investors a compelling investment opportunity.
What is Helios?
Helios Infrastructure (Helios) is a joint venture of Sol Systems and Nationwide. The initial objective for Helios is to acquire, develop, build, and own over 330 MW of utility and commercial solar assets throughout the United States by the end of 2019. Once successful, the aim is to expand the platform thereafter.
In partnership since 2012, Nationwide and Sol Systems have financed over $700M of solar projects throughout the United States. The portfolio is primarily composed of distributed utility assets selling energy to municipal customers, universities, and utilities. Today, Helios leverages the origination, underwriting and asset management resources the two partners have established.
Helios in the News Recently
Sol Systems put a ring on it: A joint venture of Sol Systems and Nationwide Insurance has purchased 135 MW-DC of solar projects from Cypress Creek Renewables in North Carolina.
By John Weaver
pv-magazine | September 14, 2018
Nationwide and Sol Systems Launch Fund to Buy U.S. Solar Farms
By Brian Eckhouse
Bloomberg | February 7, 2018
Who is Sol Systems?
Sol Systems is a leading independent asset manager that develops and invests in solar infrastructure in the United States. The company was founded in 2008 and is primarily employee-owned. Sol Systems creates and implements tailored solar energy investment and procurement solutions for some of the largest companies, municipalities, and universities in the United States. The company is based in Washington, DC.