After designing, building and testing, it was time for a competition at the Solar Boat Race 2020. With the first price for the Clafis Victron Energy team!
Our solutions at this year’s METSTRADE Show are all about smart: from connectivity to charging and integration. You’re welcome 19-21 November in Amsterdam!
From June 25-27 we’re at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2019, with a range of safe and powerful solutions we’re very excited to present to you.
It’s hard to describe the feeling of sheer excitement that filled us at ees Europe last week. We traveled to Munich for Europe’s largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems. Together with around 470 suppliers of energy storage systems and technologies we presented our innovative products, solutions and services to around 50,000 visitors.
The atmosphere was vibrant due to a booming economic growth. A recent report by Delta-ee shows the European energy storage market grew by 75% in 2018 (which equals 1.2 gigawatts), marking a sharp upturn in a steeply ascending line. The trend reinforces earlier forecasts and is expected to continu worldwide. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) the global energy storage market will expand a staggering 13-fold over the next five years to nearly 1,000 GW by 2040.
We’ve noticed an increasing demand for domestic, commercial and industrial storage systems, with a focus on peak-shaving, off-grid and solar applications. MG offers a line of top-quality solutions to meet these demands when it comes to performance and efficiency. Moreover, while security regulations have yet to be developed for this sector, our products already comply with the highest safety standards for maritime storage systems. This makes them not only state of the art, but also future proof.
During the entire conference our booth was powered by our own energy storage systems, based on HE batteries configured in our E-Rack which was connected to our Energy Portal to monitor its performance real time. Apart from that we brought our RS Series to illustrate our head start when it comes to safety. Last but not least we introduced our new LFP Series in 12 and 24V, which suits a wide range of ess applications, both mobile and connected to the grid.
After three exhilarating days we traveled home with heads full of inspiration and hearts full of hope. The energy transition is definitely gaining traction and we are eager to take advantage of this grand momentum to expand our business even further by charging new territories to help the world run on renewable capacity with unlimited power. Full speed ahead!
From May 15 until 17 we’ll present our new E-Rack system at ees Europe in Munich, Europe’s largest and most international exhibition for energy storage.
So today, ten years ago, they founded MG: ‘Back then we built the world’s first solar boats, now every new super yacht comes with a hybrid system. Think of where we could be in another ten years!’
For the past couple of months, we’ve been working on some exciting new products and developments, which we’re proud to present at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2018! More informations will be released in the upcoming weeks, so you can save the date and be the first to check them out, the 27th until the 29th of June 2018 in Amsterdam. We look forward to meeting you there!
Second generation battery module
The second generation Lithium-Ion NMC battery modules has arrived. This is an updated version with the latest safety features on module and cell level. It’s specifically developed for hybrid and full-electric marine applications. The high charge and discharge rates make it perfect for peak shaving solutions.
Monitoring & Control
One of the new products is a new developed display that monitors and controls all MG’s battery systems. The high resolution display with integrated touch screen shows alle the values you need to know of your bateries. The integrated wifi module will connect the display to the cloud and makes it possible to monitor your systems with our newly developed Energy Portal.
Key features EM-display:
- Small (space saving)
- Fast start-up (no long waiting)
- Modern design (high quality glass LCD)
- WiFi (cloud connection)
- CAN-Bus (plug and play connection)
- Economical (low price)
Key features MG Energy Portal:
- Highly user customizable layout
- Multiple systems on one account
- Data logging
- No additional costs
Wednesday 27 June 10:30 – 18:00
Thursday 28 June 10:30 – 19:00 *
Friday 29 June 11.00 – 16:00
*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00 hrs
It’s summer, so it’t time to race around the world. From July 13 to 15 we travelled south once more to defend our international championship title in Monaco’s Solar & Electric Boat Challenge. And we won, yet again! Does it get easier? No. But it does get better.
No matter how many medals we’ve conquered, when the starting signal fires, we fight just as hard as anyone else. Or maybe even harder. Because it’s not just about winning, it’s about developing clean energy solutions and about raising awareness for a better tomorrow.
For over a century Monaco has been a pioneer in powerboating. Just like previous years Port Hercule bay staged an unusual spectacle for vessels powered solely by the sun. Designed and driven by international university students, these revolutionary boats are the guarantee of a future where environmental protection and innovation will become inseparable.
Wings above water…
Each year, teams from all over the world gather in Monte Carlo to compete in several challenges. And every time, their boats get better. Never before did we encounter so many other hydrofoil constructions. Which make perfect sense: when these ‘wings’ start to carry a hull above of the water, the speed can easily double.
… and dangers on sea
But so do the dangers. Especially on open seas, with salty water and unpredictable waves. That’s why we’ve spent the past few months improving our Furia’s stability. We’ve tested more than ever before. We’ve brought all the spares that we could carry. But would it be enough?
On Friday we participated in the first part, known as the Endurance Fleet Race. Its goal is to complete 50 laps over a closed course of about 0,5 nautical miles. Everything ran smoothy and we finished first, with an lead of 20 laps on our runner up.
Later on we won the International YCM Speed Record, with a velocity of 47.906 km/h, registered over one eighth of a mile (231.5m). Even though we didn’t beat our personal best, neither did anyone else, so the record of the world’s fastest solar boat is still in our name.
The Slalom Races were scheduled on Saturday morning. We got two attempts to set a time, and our second run turned out to be the quickest, with a time of of 1:11.5.
Just hours later, the One on One Sprint Championship Race took place. This knock-out duel proved quite worrisome in unexpected ways, but we finished first and at the end of the day we did secure the title.
We were lucky and our efforts came to fruition. Does it get sweeter? Yes. Even after four back-to-back victories, we were as grateful as ever to fly home on victory’s wings!
Once again we’d like to thank Yacht Club De Monaco for organising this spectacular event, as well as our wonderful sponsors CLAFIS and Victron Energy for allowing us to take a part in it. Together we fight the global battle for sustainable energy.