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The Victron Energy calendar

Hopefully many of you will have received Victron Energy’s calendar at the beginning of this year. If you didn’t I thought it would be nice to catch up on the photos of the months to date and to learn something of the background to the calendar and who created it.

That person is in fact Marianka Pranger. Here, in her own words, is a little about the process of making the calendar.Continue reading

New blogger Justin Tyers: Burning, building & blogging…

It’s three years since I started writing and maintaining this blog, together with Matthijs. Now it’s time to spice things up a little with the addition of a new blogger. Justin Tyers is a published author and a fascinating off-beat character.

I first came across Justin after having read his books; due also to a mutual passion for sailing and the fact that he and his wife Linda lived on the Scottish island of Islay that my Grandparents had adored and resided on. Any small island with five whisky distilleries has to be interesting; back in my Grandparents days there were even more! I had planned to meet up there with Justin and Linda but life got in the way – and then I heard they were going off-grid and building a house made of straw…

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Victron Energy people: Who is Islam Varol?


This insight is part of the ‘Victron Energy people: Who is who?’ series of blogs.

For a complete list of Victron Energy people in this series please see:

Islam Varol

My name is Islam Varol and I‘ve been the Sales Manager for Turkey & the Caspian area since 2010. I live in Istanbul, but I was born and raised in The Netherlands (Hilversum).

Although I studied Social Sciences, I was always fascinated by technology in relation to nature. It didn’t take long for me to understand that with solar power these two interests could be combined, so I started working for a solar company in The Netherlands. Later when an opportunity arose to work for Victron Energy I jumped at the chance, as Victron’s innovative products had a far greater range of uses in all sorts of different applications and places – plus Victron is a really fun and cool company to work for!Continue reading