A world-leader in innovative energy and storage solutions, SENEC Australia has expanded its operations by opening an office in Sydney and appointing Patrick Duignan as general manager of sales and service.
The German solar battery manufacturer set up its regional head office in Perth two years ago and has been making inroads into the home, apartment and mining battery storage market since then.
SENEC has just doubled the warranty for its new hybrid battery to 20 years, which alone is expected to be a major impetus for all homeowners with rooftop solar to take the next logical step and add a battery.
Interestingly, in Germany more than half of PV (photovoltaic) rooftop purchases include a battery for energy storage. However, in Australia the total number of households with solar batteries is a low 8 per cent.
Duignan is well known in the solar industry having previously worked for Hanwha Q Cells Australia (Managing Director) and SMA Technology (Sales Manager). He has a proven track record in managing multi-million-dollar accounts and securing new business to underpin both revenue and financial success.
A priority for Duignan in his new role at SENEC will be to continue to build and grow strong partnerships and encourage more solar PV suppliers to take advantage of the support, training, education and technical assistance available to them from the SENEC team.
"It is rare to be able to join a company that has embraced the needs of the market and developed a premium product and service solution that is tailored based on those needs," Duignan said.
“This, combined with the backing of EnBW and the ability to offer a 20-year warranty, makes SENEC a very strong and attractive choice for the Australian residential market.
“We look forward to growing the team on the eastern seaboard with a new business development manager joining us in March.”
SENEC launched its new SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid battery in late 2019, which offers home owners extensive benefits including 90 per cent solar power self-sufficiency, even in blackouts.
There is also the SENEC.360° solution which is a comprehensive offering that enables home owners to supply themselves completely with self-generated solar power.
The SENEC.360° complete solution comprises high-performance photovoltaic modules, intelligent power storage and SENEC.Cloud To Go for charging on the go.