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  • Victron Energy offers many beneficial products for pay-as-you-go (PAYG), enabling customers to take advantage of high quality systems at an affordable cost. Collaborations are being forged with various partners to offer turnkey solutions in this domain. BBOXX, a next generation utility, has recently launched PAYG solar systems in towns and cities in the Democratic Republic […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • You could be forgiven for thinking Markus Pauritsch is a fireman in his day job. In fact he’s been an IT professional for the last fourteen years, working in their ten employee family business. In my experience IT types like to tinker in their spare time and Markus is no different. His DIY tinkering has […]

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  • Here’s a teaser photo from the 2018 calendar, in the headline image above. Flipping to the last photo in this year’s calendar (showing Victron’s electromagnetic compatibility [EMC] test facility) I ponder what 2018 will bring. Luckily I’ve seen a preview of it, so it’s only fair to share the 2018 theme – refreshingly different, yet […]

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Weekend working…

  • Victron staff are finding it a little cold. This photo got me wondering, maybe you too? It seems Victron Energy staff and friends (Eske Kruis and Emma Brittmann) have been working overtime this weekend – why not give their snowman post on the Victron Energy Facebook page a ‘Like’. I think they deserve it! John […]

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  • Introduction 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: https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/category/victron-people/ Richard IJzelendoorn My name is Richard IJzelendoorn and I live in Muchamiel (Alicante) Spain, with my wife Chantal, son Maxim and daughter Liz. As my […]

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  • Victron Energy technical training is primarily for Victron distributors, dealers and installers – these events having been started some 14 years ago by Ruurd ten Brink and Johannes Boonstra. If you’ve not been to one of these events, which are held in a number of countries and delivered in various languages, then let me give […]

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  • We are greatly indebted to Guy Stewart – a Victron user and installer – for his contributions to our online documentation. It’s always interesting to get to know the extended Victron family a bit better …so we’re especially pleased that he has written a guest blog: My name is Guy Stewart and this is my […]

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  • Last week in Amsterdam saw the 30th anniversary METSTRADE Show, billed as the world’s largest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show. As ever Victron Energy had a strong presence, with many new products on display – Innovation never stops. It proved to be an exciting week with Victron staff from all around the […]

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  • In this guest blog Pierre-Paul Bermingham explains how Victron Energy’s Pay As You Go (PAYG) solar power systems are allowing lower income customers to take advantage of high quality products, whilst at the same time improving energy provision and local employment. Here are 3 examples of the kind of systems offered for the PAYG market […]

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  • It’s that autumnal time of year in Europe, as many students return to ‘school’ – some to a higher education with a Victron Energy focus. HTL1 Lastenstraße is a Higher Technical Institute in Klagenfurt, southern Austria . The school trains engineers in the fields of mechanical engineering , electrical engineering and mechatronics . It has […]

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  • From time to time we let you know what’s new, in stock and available now – just in case you’ve missed anything in the pricelist or on e-order. In March we announced the MPPT 250/100 and MPPT 250/85 (shown in the blog headline image with optional plug-in LCD display) – now we can add more […]

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  • The Dakar Rally off-road race is quite something, yet it seems building an off-grid system in remote parts of Africa is equally daunting – 8 tons of equipment needed to be transported to the Reserva Nacional do Gilé, over ‘roads’ like those shown above. The reserve is located in the province of Zambézia, in Mozambique. With […]

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  • Introduction 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: https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/category/victron-people/ Leo Yntema My name is Leo Yntema, Victron Energy sales manager for Eastern and Middle Europe,  since the beginning of 2014. I live in a […]

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Shining lights…

  • Specialized Solar Systems, based in South Africa, have set themselves an ambitious target: To become the Electricity utility provider for disconnected rural communities all over South Africa. The national electricity grid system simply does not supply electricity to many remote and outlying areas – the cost of infrastructure being prohibitive. Specialized Solar Systems – or […]

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  • In December last year we reported on the first ‘Access to Energy’  Shell Foundation – Victron Energy microgrid in Ligad, North of Palawan island in the Philippines. Thousands of people still live in such areas where there is no access to electricity and the likelihood of any utility grid connection is aeons away. The Shell […]

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  • Good afternoon! Last night we released version v2.11 of the Venus OS. It contains only one fix, and no other changes. Fix compatibility issue with BMV-712 Smarts. There was a communication issue (only in some installations, not all!) that have the new BMV-712 Smart. Not anymore. See update instructions for how to update. Have a good […]

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  • When it comes to Truck Campers or indeed Motorhomes, RVs, Campervans or Caravans they all have one thing in common – the great outdoors and increasingly these days a requirement for more on and off-grid power, be it just DC or DC and AC. That means more of everything – likely solar, a generator, an […]

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  • In South Africa they are clearly very serious about off-road adventure, this being patently obvious with the vehicles on display at last weekend’s Gauteng Getaway Show – many Victron Energy equipped of course. Courtesy of Safari Centre, their stand included a 4×4 demo vehicle showing how Victron products can enhance any off-road adventure. Visitors found […]

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  • Today marks the start of Automechanika Johannesburg, which is South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region. The show runs until this Saturday 30 September 2017, at the JHB Expo Centre, Nasrec. The Victron stand is in Hall 6 at Booth J20. If this is […]

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Venus v2.10

  • Good morning! Last night we released version Venus v2.10. It contains two fixes: Fix Remote VEConfigure not working with VE.Bus firmware version 418. Note that Remote VEConfigure does not work for 416 and 417, and also will never work. Have you recently installed or updated a system where you need the option to remotely change settings […]

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  • As wonderful as conventional solar panels are for silently producing abundant renewable electricity, let’s face it – they’re not very pretty. Those who love traditional buildings and who recognise the need to live ‘sustainably’ in the 21st century notice a ‘clash’ every time those two ideas come together. In an historic village, for example, where […]

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  • The BMV-712 Smart battery monitor has to be one of the most eagerly awaited of Victron’s new products – and it is now in stock! Here’s what Victron Energy Distributor Energy Solutions (UK) Ltd., have to say about the BMV-712 Smart. A Distributor’s viewpoint “We have been lucky enough to receive our first unit of […]

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  • I might be on a brief sailing holiday but as my small yacht has a Victron MultiPlus and Victron batteries powering my house loads as well as laptop and 4G router – well I’m happy and able to bring you news that the CLAFIS Victron Energy sponsored solar boat team has done it again. First […]

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  • Ever wanted to run the Color Control GX/Venus GX firmware on a Raspberry Pi? Now you can thanks to Izak Burger whose guest blog below describes how this came to pass. For the geeks amongst you, please note that the port works on the Raspberry Pi revisions 2 and 3, but not on the original […]

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