Power Solutions

Hybrid Propulsion for Super Yachts

With hybrid power solutions becoming more of the norm in super yacht circles, RH Marine introduced pre-composed hybrid packages to convert conventional super yachts power systems to battery powered hybrid solutions. The three pre-engineered packages that can be installed onboard an existing yacht during a refit. The three packages vary in size and energy storage from 250 kWh up to 750 kWh, so there’s a package to fit every yachts requirements.Adding batteries as an extra power source allows the generators to run on an optimal load…

MCE Marine Launches ASEA Power Certification Program

MCE Marine Group has launched the ASEA Power Certified Authorized Service Provider program.The first training event, already attracting attendees from seven countries, will be September 17-21 at the company's global headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.The program will include classroom and hands-on instruction, including advanced troubleshooting on ASEA marine AC shore power voltage, frequency and phase converters. Attendees will also learn about new product developments focused on emerging technologies. ASEA service manager and application engineer Gabriel Vargas, and director of engineering Eric "Herm" Herman will lead the training.

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Volvo Penta Unveils Hybrid Marine Propulsion Concept

Volvo Penta unveiled a hybrid concept for its IPS propulsion system with an electric-only mode that allows entry into environmentally sensitive zones, as well as offering enhanced onboard comfort and boat handling characteristics.This closely follows the company's announcement that it will provide electrified power solutions for both land and sea by 2021The IPS hybrid variant will allow boats to operate in the low-and-zero emission zones that are expected to be introduced in the coming years…

Volvo Penta’s chief technology officer, Johan Carlsson, and system engineer, Karin Åkman, discuss innovation for electromobility at the company’s new development-and-test laboratory in Gothenburg. (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Going Full Charge into Hybrid & All-electric Drivelines

Aiming to become a driving force in sustainable power solutions, Volvo Penta says it is going full charge into hybrid and all-electric drivelines, offering electrified solutions in both its marine and industrial segments by 2021.Volvo Penta’s chief technology officer, Johan Carlsson, and system engineer, Karin Åkman, discussed innovation for electromobility at the company’s new development-and-test laboratory in Gothenburg.By 2021, Volvo Penta will provide electrified power solutions for both its land and sea-based business segment…

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Victron Energy Reports Double-digit Growth

Dutch power solutions provider Victron Energy announced double-digit growth in the field of power solutions for the marine, industrial, automotive, mobility, off-grid and solar markets. The company, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015, realized an annual growth of 12% in sales volume. According to Victron Energy, the rise in sales can be explained by a number of factors such as an increasing interest in sustainable energy, the wish to reduce grid dependency and goals to reduce carbon footprints.