Intersolar Europe 2017: Victron Energy products everywhere…

Once again Victron Energy had an impressive stand (and party!) at this year’s Intersolar Europe, which took place last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Munich, Germany. This annual event held at the Messe München exhibition centre attracts around 1,200 exhibitors and 40,000 plus visitors, which includes those exhibiting/visiting ees Europe (the electrical energy storage exhibition)

It wasn’t just Victron Energy exhibiting and demonstrating their own products at booth B3.440, as Victron products were also in evidence on a number of other stands, plus they could also be seen integrated into other companies’ products and innovations.Continue reading

Fastest Boats under the Sun

The Eneco ZonnebootRace must be the quietest boat race in the world. No gas-guzzling engines; no thrashing sails – just the purr of an electric motor …powered by the sun. Some of these youth boats can reach speeds of 20 km/h.

The annual event has a number of different classes and one of them is particularly challenging: Open to 14 – 17 year olds, entrants must first build their own boat! Continue reading

CLAFIS Victron Energy solar boat team: Drama in the sun

You may recall we’ve reported before on the CLAFIS Victron Energy solar boat team and their successes. This weekend the team returned to the water with their updated 2017 boat Furia III in the hope of continuing their winning ways.

The Eneco Solar Boat Race NK 2017 was held over two match day races. On Friday, May 26th, the Endurance race distance was 52km and on Saturday it was the ’round Akkrum’ race, completing as many laps as possible in a given time. For the last element of the competition it was a sprint race which ended as it did last year at the ‘De Kolk’ railway bridge in Akkrum. Taking these three different race elements into account they were then ‘weighted’, with all of them being counted toward the overall final result.Continue reading