Getting warmer at Mount Everest

Don’t worry, Mount Everest isn’t melting – but a small part of its northern base camp has certainly got warmer.

Thanks to New Enerday GmbH and one of their Powerbox systems, mountaineers can now warm themselves after their exertions in a Physiotherm infrared cabin. Apparently such cabins can “improve circulation, blood flow to organs, muscles, connective tissue and the skin”, thereby stimulating the climber’s metabolism.

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Intersolar Europe 2018 – new products

Next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday it’s Intersolar Europe 2018. As ever Victron Energy are exhibiting and besides their comprehensive product range there will also be the launch of a number of new products. Hopefully you can make it along to booth B2.480 to discover more.

This world leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners is at the Messe München exhibition centre in Munich, Germany from June 20-22, 2018. Since being founded 27 years ago, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.Continue reading

Electric Earth Moving

You know what it’s like – you’re sitting on the sofa with a glass of something warming in your hand when suddenly you have a Eureka moment.

Four years ago Benoit Buys, who advises on and installs PV off-grid installations in the South of France – and who is an inventor in his spare time – decided to remove the power-steering ram from his wife’s Golf GTI and install it instead under the box of his trackbarrow (one of those mini dumper trucks you see on building sites) …so that the box had an hydraulic tilt. One thing led to another…Continue reading