Making local support for PV installers even better
An important benefit offered by the new branch office is technical consultants who speak Hungarian and who can provide Hungarian installers, and sales and service partners with even more effective support thanks to their geographical proximity. “It is much easier, quicker and efficient to communicate with our partners in their native tongue. Even complex issues can be explained in greater detail. As an industry benchmark for service quality, support and training, this is a very important criterion for us,” explains Verena Huber. Fronius currently has around 80 service partners in Hungary, who are able to attend regular training sessions on solar technology from Fronius. This training also falls under the remit of a Fronius technical consultant at the new branch office. Commercial operations will continue to be managed by Fronius International GmbH.
Fronius Hungary is another step towards 24 hours of sun
At the end of 2016, the total output of all photovoltaic systems installed in Hungary was roughly 210 MW. Fronius experts reckon that there is a potential reserve of 500 MW waiting to be tapped over the next three years. “This trend demonstrates that generating electricity from renewable sources, such as solar energy, is playing an ever more important role in Hungary too,” adds Hackl. “This is in complete alignment with our vision of 24 hours of sun, a future in which 100% of the world’s energy needs are covered by renewable sources.” By investing in a Hungarian branch office, the Austrian solar technology specialist is making another step towards realising this goal.