Victron sponsored skater heading for 2018 Winter Olympics

We can’t promise you a trip to PyeongChang 2018 to see speed skater Lotte van Beek compete, now she has qualified for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games – but what you can do is get a flavour of the Dutch speed skating passion, plus the VIP treatment at Heerenveen in the Netherlands, on 27th January 2018.

If you were at the Victron Energy training event in Almere last November you’ll already know about this invitation – for those that don’t, here is what’s on offer.Continue reading

VictronConnect v4.0 is now available

VictronConnect v4.0 has arrived!

You only need look at the headline image above to gain an insight into how versatile this software is, not to mention the amount of midnight oil burned behind the scenes bringing it all to fruition. An exceptional job by software engineer Jesús Miguel Pérez.

What’s different, what’s new – the key points are:

  • Multilingual
  • Faster
  • Smoother
  • New features
  • Tablet layout
  • On-screen help
  • Easier for end users

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Victron power improves student learning time

It’s always good to start a new year with a positive story.

In developing nations education is often key to improving the society. Recently Alp Tilev, Managing Director of Great Lakes Energy in Rwanda, got in touch with me about an educational project for which they were fortunate enough to win the bid – to install a 4kWp off-grid system for the Kepler university’s program in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda.

The project was funded in part by a grant from the Humanitarian Education Accelerator, a project of DFID, UNICEF, and UNHCR to promote successful scaling of promising education initiatives for refugees.

Based on the above that sounds a particularly worthwhile project I’d say to kick us off into 2018 – and one that Alp and his business have clearly enjoyed doing.Continue reading

Achieving the Impossible…

If things get complicated – bring in the Dutch! That’s the battle cry of Impossible Robotics – the Dutch engineering students and mentors as they compete in this year’s international  FIRST Championship.

The annual competition, which will be held all over the world …with a Final to be held in Detroit, Michigan, is the brain child of the passion-driven organisation FIRST .  For more than 25 years FIRST  have been organising science-based games designed to encourage young people to form themselves into teams, and to nurture their interest and participation in Science and Technology.

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