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Mark Bygraves has been appointed by Helios as a non-executive director

Helios Solar Operations & Maintenance is pleased to announce that Mark Bygraves has been appointed by Helios as a non-executive director, which took effect from 20th May 2021

Helios are one of the UK’s leading Solar Panel Cleaning & Maintenance companies and are the only specialised rooftop solar panel cleaning company in Europe to have been awarded ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001.

Mark is currently the CEO of Elexon, the company that oversees the strategic operation and day-to-day management of the Balancing and Settlement Code, a set of rules with which all electricity generators, suppliers, networks and other market participants have to comply.

Mark has over 20 years’ experience at the top levels in the UK energy sector having previously held positions as an investment banker, lawyer and commercial director at various energy companies.

Robert Harley, Director of Helios commented “We are delighted to have Mark on board with us, his wealth of experience at the top levels of the UK energy sector fits extremely well with our short and long terms plans for Helios. Mark joins us at an extremely exciting time in our business, having just been awarded ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 and with our leading role in the development of the first Joint Code of Practice between the UK Insurance and Solar industries, it’s a pleasure to have Mark on board to help us to achieve our objectives”.

Solar Panel Cleaning by Helios? Good Call! 

Call us today on 01525 632238 or message to arrange a call to discover how easy it is to have your solar PV system cleaned, tested and inspected by the UK’s leading solar panel cleaning and maintenance company.

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Helios welcomes new team member, Chris

A big, warm welcome from Helios to Chris, our new member of the team.

 Here’s Chris, standing next to his new L200, in which he’ll be carrying out all of our HV/LV/EV & PV testing & inspection requirements, having gained a great deal of knowledge & experience at the Cape Town Electricity Generation & Distribution Department for the last 11 years.

We reckon that he’s going to be a “lekker” appointment!


Contact Helios today on 01525 632238 to discover the latest methods of testing and inspection to ensure that your PV system remains safe to operate.



Helios working with industry leaders to improve fire safety of PV systems

A recent report by the BRE in to the main causes of solar related fires identified mismatched and incorrectly installed DC connectors as one of the main causes of solar PV related fires.


Helios leading development of UK’s first Rooftop PV O&M Best Practice Guidelines

Helios have been working together with Wise Energy, Ecovision Asset Management, PSH Operations, the MCS and the Solar Trade Association in the development of the UK’s first Rooftop O&M Best Practice Guidelines.


Helios leading the UK solar market in applying correct temperature water

Helios conducted two experiments on the temperature of solar panels on the UK’s hottest day of the year when the thermometer reached 32.5°C.


Helios can help you to raise funds by selling your PV array

Helios have partnered with a leading Asset Management company to help business owners realise the capital value in their solar systems.


Ofgem audits – What you need to know

Helios have discovered that the frequency of Ofgem audits on Solar installations has increased, especially for companies that have had their PV systems installed by installers that have now gone out of business.

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