Mukambi Safari Lodge integrates Freedom Won LiFePO4 battery

Freedom Won has been supplying class leading lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries to the residential and commercial renewable and backup energy sector since February 2015. The company has supplied more than 100 of its Freedom Lite lithium batteries in the last 12 months, ranging from 5kWh to 40kWh. Amongst these was a Freedom Lite Business 40/28 model, integrated with Victron Energy equipment, for the Mukambi Safari Lodge in the Kafue National Park in Zambia, Southern Africa. Continue reading

BME Solar Boat Team: Origami to reality

Many good ideas often start with just a handful of people and a few bits of paper. And so it is with the BME Solar Boat Team, who hail from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (officially abbreviated as BME) in Hungary. Whilst BME was originally founded in 1782, the BME Solar Boat Team started life in 2014 – with just an origami boat and 3 people.

Now there is a team of 28, made up of students from: Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering plus Economic and Social Sciences. For operational ease and clarity the BME Solar Boat Team is divided  into three distinct areas of operation: Design, Electronics and Marketing.

The team’s goal is to participate in the Dutch Solar Challenge World Cup and the Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup. Continue reading

VictronConnect: New BlueSolar MPPT instructional video

Recently we’ve blogged about the capabilities of VictronConnect (in conjunction with a VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle) to monitor and configure products such as BMV Battery Monitors, Blue Smart IP65 Chargers and MPPT Solar Charger Controllers.

To compliment product information and Victron Live manuals – here is the second instructional video in the VictronConnect video series.

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