SENEC continues growth in 2022
Turnover expected to increase to € 750 million in 2022
SENEC Italia triples storage system sales
Leipzig, 19 December 2022 – SENEC, the specialist for solar power self-supply solutions, has retained its position among the top three suppliers in the German home storage system market in the 2022 financial year. With an estimated total turnover of around € 750 million (previous year: € 338 million) – including shareholdings - – the Leipzig-based 100% EnBW subsidiary is maintaining its growth at a high level. In addition to around 58,000 storage systems sold in Germany, Italy and Australia, SENEC has doubled the amount of PV power sold in Germany to around 220 megawatts. The SENEC team is also growing and now comprises more than 570 colleagues.
In terms of the number of systems installed in Germany, SENEC once again maintained its position among the three market-leading suppliers* in the first half of 2022, with a market share of 20 per cent. Business in Italy is developing particularly well, with around 14,000 storage systems sold by the end of the year. SENEC Italia has thus succeeded in tripling its volume against the previous year. In addition, this summer, the specialist for solar power self-supply solutions congratulated itself on passing the 100,000 mark in terms of storage systems delivered.
Aurélie Alemany, CEO of SENEC GmbH, sums up the past few months as follows: “Germany’s course for a climate-neutral future has been set sustainably in 2022: with the Easter Package and other initiatives necessary for the energy transition, strategic measures of a magnitude unimaginable just a few years ago have been implemented in recent months.” However, in addition to various price adjustments due to materials management bottlenecks, a shortage of skilled workers and disrupted supply chains, the company also had to manage the consequences of the remote shutdown that took place in March. “Both the SENEC colleagues and our specialist partners have impressively demonstrated that not only can they meet all the ‘energy-charged’ challenges, but also master them together – this is a very strong team at work for its customers and for the energy transition.”
Focus on user-centricity
User-centricity is one of the most important prerequisites for developing new, intelligent applications and products. With the SENEC.SmartGuard 2022, for example, an innovative software was launched on the market that not only continuously checks the operating data of all SENEC home storage systems, but also constantly optimises the longevity of battery cells and battery management.
In addition, SENEC is currently working on modernising its IT platform with a focus on the IoT (Internet of Things) backend on the one hand, and improving the digital customer experience on the other. In the course of the first half of 2023, the launch of a new specialist partner portal is planned, among other things.
Alemany explains corporate plans for 2023 as follows: “Our key task is to meet customer needs with holistic solutions, particularly in times of crisis, and to operationalise the resulting new opportunities effectively. This is how we are driving forward the energy transition alongside our customers. Our starting point for the new year is our new generation of storage systems, SENEC.Home 4, and the link to the EnBW ecosystem.” This also includes the further activation of the integrated home energy management system, which provides a cross-series connection for all SENEC.360 components, as well as ensuring that the customer’s energy needs are automatically optimised.
A reduction of 430,000 tonnes of CO₂
SENEC, together with its customers, contributed to a total reduction of around 430,000 tonnes of CO₂ in Germany in 2022. This corresponds to the total average carbon footprint of almost 40,000 German citizens.** In addition to intensive monthly employee deep dives on the topic of sustainability, the carbon footprint for SENEC GmbH Germany was determined for the first time this year. As part of the SENEC sustainability strategy, the company set itself the target of become climate-neutral in 2021. The concrete measures and recommendations for action also included the continuation of a sustainably thought-out trade fair construction concept, which SENEC presented for the first time at this year’s Intersolar trade fair in Munich. One component of this is a carbon-saving event construction kit made of recycled overseas shipping containers that can be used flexibly over several years.
*Source: EuPD Research 11/22
** Source: https://www.bmuv.de/media/kohlenstoffdioxid-fussabdruck-pro-kopf-in-deutschland#:~:text=Der%20durchschnittliche%20CO%E2%82%82e%20Fu%C3%9Fabdruck%20pro,und%2020%20Prozent%20auf%20Mobilit%C3%A4t
SENEC GmbH in Leipzig has been developing intelligent electricity storage systems and storage-based energy solutions since 2009. With SENEC.360, the company offers a coordinated ecosystem for sustainable all-round self-sufficiency, including electricity storage (SENEC.Home), solar modules (SENEC.Solar), a virtual electricity account (SENEC.Cloud) and an e-car charging station (SENEC.Wallbox). The SENEC brand has developed into one of Europe’s leading providers of innovative energy and storage solutions for single-family homes - with over 100,000 systems sold and an advisory network of more than 1,200 specialist partners.
Since 2018, SENEC GmbH has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and employs more than 570 people at its Leipzig and Cologne sites as well as in Italy and Australia (last updated 12/2022).