Victron Energy Pay As You Go solar power

In this guest blog Pierre-Paul Bermingham explains how Victron Energy’s Pay As You Go (PAYG) solar power systems are allowing lower income customers to take advantage of high quality products, whilst at the same time improving energy provision and local employment.

Here are 3 examples of the kind of systems offered for the PAYG market – and importantly this guest blog below – showing how such systems have worked out in the field for the customers and the companies installing them.

My thanks to Yoann Le Fol (Victron Energy Sales Manager for West and Central Africa, Madagascar, Comoros) for making me aware of these installed systems in Benin.

John Rushworth

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Back to school with Victron Energy

It’s that autumnal time of year in Europe, as many students return to ‘school’ – some to a higher education with a Victron Energy focus.

HTL1 Lastenstraße is a Higher Technical Institute in Klagenfurt, southern Austria . The school trains engineers in the fields of mechanical engineering , electrical engineering and mechatronics . It has around 34 workshops and laboratories as well as several competence centres.  The focus is on e-mobility and eco-energy.

In association with Austrian Victron Energy dealer E-BOX Off-Grid Power Systems, the school and headmaster Dr. Michael Archer have forged a partnership to utilise Victron Energy products for their varied educational program.

Furthermore and thanks to Bianca Hartner of E-BOX, Dr. Archer kindly agreed to be interviewed – detailing the how and why they chose Victron Energy products. Here’s what he had to say. The text is translated verbatim from German.Continue reading

Reserva Nacional do Gilé – when off-grid meets off-road

The Dakar Rally off-road race is quite something, yet it seems building an off-grid system in remote parts of Africa is equally daunting – 8 tons of equipment needed to be transported to the Reserva Nacional do Gilé, over ‘roads’ like those shown above.

The reserve is located in the province of Zambézia, in Mozambique. With national protection status this gem of an area protects various species of fauna, along with rhinoceros and elephant, not to mention, pangolins, striped jackals, spotted hyenas, lions, leopards, wild cats, reptiles and various species of birds.

To continue to manage and protect the reserve its headquarters needed to be refurbished – and that meant a new off-grid power plant for 22 buildings.

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