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The growth of residential solar has been accompanied by a rapid uptake of power storage systems.

Innovation has accelerated the pace of change in the market. For example, there are currently more than 40,000 SENEC battery systems installed worldwide.

This is a company that has been at the forefront of storage innovation, peer-to-peer trading, EV recharging and cloud technology.

A ‘My SENEC Portal’ monitors the performance of the system installed giving SENEC installers and the manufacturer detailed backend status updates every five minutes.

The SENEC.App enables users to take control of their power supply, view the performance of their entire system including solar production, and allows them to track their savings as they go.

SENEC Australia general manager, Patrick Duignan, said one of the innovative features of the SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid is the combination of a PV and battery inverter in one single, easy-to-install system.

“The development of this new hybrid inverter is testament to the continuous improvement process leading to the latest transformerless inverter design that delivers high efficiency,” Duignan said.

“The DC-power from the PV panels is converted to DC-power directly by using a highly-efficient bidirectional DC/DC converter. By using a transformerless inverter to convert the energy from PV or battery to AC-power to compensate the house load, we have significantly increased efficiency thereby eliminating typical transformer losses such as copper and eddy current.”

The SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid solar battery offers home owners extensive benefits including 90 per cent solar power self-sufficiency, even in blackouts. The combined photovoltaic inverter and battery inverter of this model delivers savings of approximately $3,000 per installation due to its simplified installation and design aggregation.

The V3 comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty and an optional extended 20-year warranty. This is expected to be a major impetus for millions of homeowners with rooftop solar to take the next logical step and add a battery. 

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