Morningstar Will Present At SolarWorld On June 8, 2016

On June 8th at the SolarWorld Installer Summit in Portland, OR, Morningstar will present: Ten Things You Need To Know About MPPT Controllers. This presentation will cover the latest features and capabilities of products that fit into the MPPT solar charge controller category. Morningstar will also be exhibiting and displaying its full product line of controllers, inverters, and accessories.

Morningstar Will Exhibit At The 2016 Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair

Stop by Booth C11 on June 17-19 at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair in Custer, Wisconsin to see the Morningstar exhibit. The new ProStar MPPT solar charge controller will be powered up so you can trial its features and interface. Morningstar’s other controllers, inverters and accessories will also be on display. We look forward to seeing you.

See Morningstar At Intersolar Europe June 22-24, 2016

See Morningstar controllers, inverters, and accessories at Intersolar Europe, Booth B3.589 on June 22-24, 2016 in Munich, Germany.  The new ProStar MPPT Controller will be on display.  This product is an ees AWARD 2016 finalist.  Stop by the Morningstar booth for more information about existing products and what’s on the horizon for the future.

The ProStar MPPT™ Is An ees Award 2016 Finalist

Morningstar’s ProStar MPPT solar charge controller has been chosen as an ees Award 2016 Finalist.  The ees AWARD honors innovative products and solutions in systems that involve electrical energy storage. The ProStar MPPT was the only solar charge controller to achieve this distinction in 2016. The following innovative and technologically advanced characteristics and features of the ProStar MPPT helped differentiate this product from other submissions: Compliance with new IEC62109 safety standards Custom programming capabilities in the field without the need of a computer Advanced self-diagnostics to warn against installation errors Up to 256 days of data logging Low-noise design to meet US Federal Communications Commission Class B specifications MODBUS communications capabilities Extruded aluminum heatsink Automatic PV based lighting control Temperature foldback provision to support lithium battery charging The ProStar MPPT featured in this brief video will be on display with other Morningstar products at the MREA Fair, Intersolar Europe, Solar Power International, and other events throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you at these events and we invite you to contact us at www.morningstarcorp.com if you have questions about any of our new or legacy products.

Morningstar Celebrates Its 23rd Anniversary

On April 1, 2016, Morningstar celebrates its 23rd  year in business as the world’s leading supplier of solar charge controllers and inverters.  Since last year’s anniversary, Morningstar launched the new ProStar MPPT, TriStar MPPT 600V with Transfer Switch, and USB MeterBus Adapter.  There are now over 50 product versions and accessories that make up the Morningstar portfolio.  With over 200 distributors in over 100 countries, Morningstar is poised for continued success and growth by delivering new and exciting, high quality solutions for the renewable energy market.

Morningstar Will Present And Exhibit At NABCEP CE Conference 2016

Morningstar will conduct a presentation about the New ProStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller on April 5, 2016 at the NABCEP CE Conference in San Diego, California. Additionally, Morningstar will be exhibiting its entire product line of solar controllers, inverters and accessories at the event from April 4-6.

Annual Evaluation Yields High Ratings for Morningstar

Each year, Distributors complete an Annual Partner Questionnaire to evaluate Morningstar’s performance concerning several key metrics. The latest evaluation for year 2015 once again rated Morningstar’s overall performance as significantly better than that of other suppliers.  Superior marks were recorded for Product Quality, On-time Delivery, Account Management, Order Processing, Technical Support, and Marketing Support. Suggestions regarding future training, product features, and foreign language translations were also submitted and this feedback will be carefully considered.  For over 20 years, Morningstar has maintained a consistent corporate strategy, distribution partnership, and loyal team of employees. While significant changes over the years have impacted many in the solar industry, Morningstar has enjoyed steady growth and is poised to provide the world’s leading solar controllers and inverters well into the future.

Morningstar Will Exhibit At altE Store Dealer Conference February 2016

Morningstar Will Exhibit at the altE Store Dealer Conference in Boxborough, MA from February 23-24, 2016.  The new ProStar MPPT solar charge controller will be the feature display along with Morningstar’s complete portfolio of controllers and inverters.  Morningstar will also conduct two NABCEP CE credit presentations: Ten Things You Need To Know About MPPT Controllers TriStar MPPT 600V Charge Controller Design for Off-Grid and Grid-Tie Retrofit

ProStar MPPT Is Included In Solar Power World’s 2015 Top Solar Products

Each year Solar Power World recognizes and provides details about the top solar products on the market.  It was recently announced that Morningstar’s new Prostar MPPT solar charge controller made the list of best balance of systems technologies for 2015. The following features helped to secure the Prostar MPPT’s inclusion on this list: Field adjustable charging and lighting control Advanced battery support for lithium, nickel cadmium, and lead acid batteries Self diagnostics Data logging of detailed power and load information High efficiency and reliability Advanced power point tracking and electronic protections

Morningstar Controller Enables Backup Power in the Caribbean

Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT 600V Solar Controller with DC Transfer Switch has been deployed successfully to retrofit an existing grid-tied solar system with battery backup in Barbados. Future Energy Caribbean, a provider of solar energy solutions, added the Morningstar controller, a Solis inverter, Trojan batteries, and other balance of system components to provide backup power in the event of an outage at its commercial office. Backup power is now available for lights, refrigeration, computers and cell phone charging. This installation serves as a model that can be replicated and modified to meet the needs of other light commercial facilities and residential establishments throughout the Caribbean. The DC Transfer grid-tied battery backup solution is clean, quiet, and relatively maintenance-free as opposed to backup power from generators. Compared to traditional DC coupled backup, this recently installed DC Transfer solution does not lose efficiency when selling to the grid. Moreover, this solution requires no modifications to the existing solar array, and it is compatible with virtually any battery, inverter-charger, and string inverter brand. The battery size requirements associated with the DC Transfer solution are smaller than what would have been required in an AC Coupled deployment, and it is easy to add batteries to accommodate scaling should backup needs increase over time.