Morningstar Blog

Morningstar Corporation Goes Virtual for Industry Conferences

August 26, 2020

With many of the solar and renewable industry’s biggest conferences moving to an all-online format this year, Morningstar Corporation has worked to bring our industry-leading innovations in off-grid technology to a virtual audience.

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Solar Lighting Guide

August 25, 2020

Greenshine New Energy, a user of ProStar charge controllers, published a thorough solar lighting guide for you to understand what to look for when searching for quality parts that will justify your investment. 

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From Our Webinar: Can Morningstar Controllers Be Used In Battery to Battery Charging Applications?

July 31, 2020

Each month we host a live webinar featuring the latest in charge controller and inverter technologies. Attendees have the opportunity to engage directly with our engineers to learn about the latest innovations in off-grid solar, and have their questions answered directly by our team.  This month we talked about battery to battery charging with Morningstar controllers.

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Grounding in Off-Grid Solar Systems

June 2, 2020

Understanding the difference between a chassis ground and an electrical ground allows you to maintain an efficient and long-lasting system. While understanding exactly how much current voltage is required in an electrical ground to offset the natural earth voltage is complex, when done correctly, it can prevent corrosion before it becomes visible.

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From Our Webinar: Reading the SKU Number on the SunSaver PWM Controllers

May 29, 2020

This month we answered your questions about how to quickly determine the charge rating, battery voltage specs, and load control capabilities of our SunSaver PWM controllers. This information is located in your controller’s datasheet or operation manual, but you can also find it by reading your controller’s SKU number. 

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Morningstar Corporation Celebrates 27 Years

April 26, 2020

This month marks 27 years of operation for Morningstar Corporation.

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Do you have a question about solar charge controllers?

March 27, 2020

We recently updated our website to include answers to frequently asked questions about solar charge controllers.  Whether you are new to the industry or an experienced veteran, there is a lot of information on this page including diagrams and video that will help answer your questions.

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Which MS controllers are most suitable to charge lithium iron phosphate batteries?

February 23, 2020

Each month, Morningstar hosts a live webinar featuring the latest in charge controller and inverter technologies.  Whether you are new to Morningstar and off-grid solar, or an experienced professional who is looking for a refresher, this webinar is a chance to learn what is new in off-grid solar and  have your pressing questions answered by one of our engineers. Attendees also receive One NABCEP CE credit.  

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Product Reliability and Morningstar’s Secret Sauce

September 29, 2017

Over the years people have tried to discover the secret of how Morningstar is able to produce such reliable  solar charge controllers.  “What’s your secret sauce?” they’ve asked.  But the secret isn’t in the sauce, it’s in the software. Click here to read more about what one of our distributors learned after interviewing Morningstar’s Director of Engineering about this phenomenon.

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Relay Driver Overview and Applications

September 6, 2017

The new Relay Driver Overview and Applications page provides the latest details about how to setup and use the Morningstar Relay Driver to control mechanical or solid-state relays in AC and DC power systems. Morningstar’s RelayDriver™ is a logic module which provides high level system control functions such as high/low voltage alarms, load control and generator start.

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