Case Studies

      • A Hybrid, Cost-Effective Power Solution for a North Sea Oil & Gas Platform

        An oil & gas company sought to obtain cost-effective power on its unmanned platform in the Danish North Sea. Scotland-based JCE Energy supplied a solar and energy storage system using Morningstar components for a reliable solution in a dangerous environment.

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      • Renewable Energy Powers Research from Pole to Pole

        Tracy Dahl has completed a variety of small, medium, and large renewable energy projects in some of the harshest, most remote locations on the planet.

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      • Off Grid Systems for Remote Wellheads Located Offshore Indonesia

        Systems aboard remote wellhead platforms in the Java Sea require a reliable source of electricity. JCE Energy’s solar solution uses a Morningstar controller to provide dependable, cost-effective electrical power in the hazardous environment.

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      • Deterring Birds in Hazardous Locations in the Middle East

        Roosting seabirds pose a hazard for unmanned offshore installations. JCE Group’s Ex Solar Power Pod (SPP) uses Morningstar products to reliably electrify bird deterrent systems in dangerous environments.

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      • Creating a Sustainable Marine Experience in Greyhope Bay

        Conservationists wanted to renovate Aberdeen’s Torry Battery to create an educational marine center for the community with a zero-footprint, sustainable design. JCE Energy, used Morningstar products in a clever solar solution using shipping containers to power the remote site using renewable energy.

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      • Solar Powers Offshore Oil Rigs in Southeast Asia

        With challenges accessing offshore unmanned wellhead platforms for maintenance, reliability is key for the assets’ power generation systems. In 2019, Orga BV outfitted eight of PTTEP’s wellhead platforms with solar using a Morningstar TriStar™ to meet space and uptime requirements.

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      • Solar Powers Offshore Satellite Communications in Malaysia

        Proper function of communication systems on offshore wellheads is paramount as these assets transmit critical information back to crews on land. Swift Energy used solar to power PTTEP’s Permanis wellheads including Morningstar TriStar™ charge controllers for optimal efficiency in the tight spaces.

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      • Simplifying Warning Light Systems for Safe Landings

        Aviation safety status lights are critical to operations on wellhead platforms and, therefore, require a reliable power source suitable for operation in dangerous environments. Orga BV provided a dependable, low-maintenance solar system using the robust Morningstar TriStar MPPT™ charge controller for Shell’s Champion project in Brunei.

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        • Solar Skids Power Sensors in the Chilean Desert

          A client sought a way of remotely powering sensor systems to monitor liquids in Antofagasta. Corrosive salt in the air and harsh desert extremes combined with dangerous gasses and liquids potentially present in industrial applications create a demanding environment for power electronics.

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        • Soluz Powers Honduras Amid Pandemic

          Flooding is devastating to Honduras as one of the poorest countries in the Americas where 28% of the rural population still does not have access to the electrical grid. The impact was compounded by natural events in late 2020 on top of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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        • Solar Simplifies Shell Oil at Sea with Fewer Emissions

          Shell is retrofitting its oil rigs and Normally Unmanned Installation (NUI’s) in the North Sea with solar power to reduce dependency on fuel generators.

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        • Solar-Powered Seismic Signal Monitoring Stations

          Seismic signal detection system can provide early warning of earthquakes, potentially saving millions of lives.

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        • Community Monitoring at Ground Zero Nuclear Test Sites

          The Community Environment Monitoring Program (CEMP) monitors the ambient environment for radiation from past nuclear testing and ensure the safety of nearby communities. The program currently encompasses twenty-four monitoring stations placed in publicly-accessible areas of communities surrounding the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). To keep these systems running full-time, the DRI turned to Morningstar solar charge controllers.

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        • Tiny Houses Provide Life-Changing Shelter for Homeless Population

          The solar-powered homes provide shelter and community to homeless men, women and families as they work to rebuild their lives. Morningstar controllers are a key component in the solar lighting system used to power these homes.

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        • Solar Light Systems Provide Crucial Light Sources in Remote Oil Fields

          EcoSol Energy Systems, a leading energy, water and sustainability consulting headquartered Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was tapped to develop a lighting system to keep oil fields running safely and efficiently. Morningstar TRISTAR MPPT 60 Controllers, TRISTAR 45 (Load control) and EIA-485 / RS-232 communication adaptor were used in these lighting applications.

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        • Morningstar and TÜV Rheinland

          TÜV Rheinland helps Morningstar decrease its overall time to market and ensure that each of its products complies with the global quality and safety standards where they are distributed.

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        • Off-Grid Computer & Phone Charging Stations in Uganda

          “The Morningstar charge controllers have been tested and are highly reliable products with a very high charging efficiency. Their fanless design makes them suitable for remote dusty sites as compared to other controllers with cooling fans.”

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        • Marine aids to navigation in harsh environments

          Because Morningstar controllers are manufactured to operate reliably in tropical environments and have an extremely low failure rate, they are far and away the best solar controller option for marine aids to navigation installations.

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        • GRID Alternatives create free reliable solar energy

          Working with local leaders, GRID Alternatives identifies communities that are most in need of access to renewable energy sources, and develops community-supported plans to implement projects.

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        • Wireless Technology in Developing Countries

          Peru and other developing countries are leaping past wired networks and going straight to wireless technology in order to modernize.

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        • Off-Grid Residential & Educational Facilities in Colombia

          The Institute of Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Connected Zones (IPSE) was tapped to oversee a project to provide electricity to ten schools and over 1,000 homes.

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        • Solar-Powered Surveillance Systems Empower Game Rangers

          Continuous coverage surveillance system tracks poachers and saves African wildlife.

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        • Light for All

          The “Light for All” program was launched by the Brazilian federal government and coordinated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy to deliver electricity to families in rural areas.

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        • Illuminating the Solar Superhighway of Brazil

          The state government of Rio de Janeiro facilitated the largest solar highway project ever attempted in Brazil, and one of the largest in the world, a project locals called the Solar Superhighway.

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        • Mining Companies Turn to Solar for Solutions

          The Brazilian mining industry is increasingly turning to solar power to take advantage of the region’s abundant sunshine to support its mining operations. Powering these can be a challenge—a mine has inherently high energy consumption due to the heavy equipment, lighting, and safety and ventilation required.

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        • Renewable Energy and Fuel Cell Technology

          EFOY fuel cells integrate renewable energy and fuel cell technology to power remote systems for years without refueling. This new, hybrid system shifts from fuel cells to solar energy to keep systems operating regardless of weather or time of day. Morningstar components were selected for the solar charge controllers for their unmatched reliability, advanced technology and competitive pricing.

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        • Solar Energy Solutions for Rural Communities

          Morningstar Corporation Selected as the Main Supplier of Tozzi Green for Turnkey Solution Peruvian Rural Electrification Project–the largest, most ambitious rural electrification project in history. This effort will bring access to electricity to nearly one million Peruvians.

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        • Off-Grid Dream Home in Quebec

          When Guy Paquette, a professor/researcher and department head at Quebec City’s prestigious Laval University decided to retire after a 35-year career, he selected an ambitious project: build a dream second home on the St. Lawrence seaway.

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Morningstar Corporation features examples of our products used by our customers across a wide variety of environments and systems, to highlight their flexibility, performance and dependability. Installation best practices and preferences can vary across diverse regions and applications, and the examples shown here are for general interest and not intended as a guide. Always consult local codes and refer to product installation manuals for correct requirements.