Morningstar News

Morningstar Will Present At The February altE Installer Conference

February 2, 2017

On February 7th and 8th, Morningstar will be exhibiting its solar charge controllers, inverters, and accessories at the 6th Annual altE Installer & Dealer Conference.  Additionally, Morningstar will conduct a speaking session about the recently released ProStar™ Gen3 charge controller and the soon-to-be launched web service for off-grid site management.

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New Morningstar ProStar™ Gen3 Charge Controller

January 11, 2017

Morningstar is pleased to announce the release of its new third generation ProStar PWM solar charge controller. The controller’s features have been upgraded, while maintaining the same quality and form factor of previous ProStar models that have been installed in over 100 countries in the world’s harshest environments since 1995.

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Morningstar Controllers Are IEC 62109 Certified and CEC Approved

October 14, 2016

The following Morningstar solar charge controllers are now certified to meet IEC 62109 standards and approved by the Australian Clean Energy Council (CEC): TriStar MPPT 600V TriStar MPPT ProStar MPPT SunSaver MPPT TriStar PWM These certifications define the requirements for the design and manufacture of power conversion equipment for protection against electric shock, fire, mechanical hazards and impacts to the environment. This achievement aligns with Morningstar’s commitment to produce the industry’s highest quality and safest products.  Morningstar’s complete MPPT product line now meets the requirements of IEC 62109 and the CEC. The certification process is rigorous and it is anticipated that many customers will expect conformity to this standard when choosing solar charge controllers.

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Morningstar Introduces New Ethernet MeterBus Converter™

September 1, 2016

Morningstar is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Ethernet MeterBus Converter (EMC-1).  This device enables IP based network connectivity to any Morningstar product that features an existing Meterbus port (RJ-11) including the:     TriStar MPPT TriStar PWM     ProStar MPPT SunSaver Duo     SunSaver MPPT SureSine The new Ethernet MeterBus Converter includes the following capabilities: IP based MODBUS connectivity Remote configuration of controller settings Morningstar’s Live View displays status and log data directly from the EMC-1 to a webpage A cloud hosted data service that is scheduled to launch in late 2016

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See Morningstar At SPI Las Vegas September 2016

August 12, 2016

Stop by Booth 367 to see Morningstar controllers, inverters, and accessories at Solar Power International on September 13-15, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.  The ProStar MPPT Controller™ and new Ethernet MeterBus Converter™ accessory will be on display in addition to Morningstar’s complete product line of solar controllers and inverters.  See our exhibit for the latest information about existing products and what’s on the horizon for the future.

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TriStar MPPT Controllers Are Compatible With Wholesale Solar’s Four Star Solar Inverter/Charger Power Centers

July 21, 2016

All TriStar MPPT and TriStar MPPT 600V controllers include Related Product Links to Wholesale Solar’s Four Star Power Centers. These Power Centers include the pre-wired BOS components needed to integrate inverter chargers with a solar controller, battery bank, and AC panel(s) (grid-tied or grid-tied battery backup). The following TriStar Models require no additional Battery Breakers which requires only a Single connection to the Battery Terminal or directly to the battery. (Additional Solar PV Combiner and other BOS may be required): TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR (With DC Transfer Switch) TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR-GFPD (Pre-wired with Ground Fault Protection Device)   TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB (With Disconnect Box)   The Following TriStar Models will require additional Battery Breakers for the related Power Centers. (Additional Solar PV Combiner and other BOS may be required) TS-MPPT-60-600V-48 (Standard) TS-MPPT-60 (60A/150V max Voc) TS-MPPT-45 (45A/150V max. Voc) TS-MPPT-30 (30A/150V max. Voc) Accessories related to Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT controllers include: Optional TriStar Meters TriStar TS-M-2-600V Digital Meter (FacePlate for 600V models) TriStar TS-RM-2 Meter (Remote for 150V and 600V models) TriStar TS-M-2 Meter (FacePlate for 150V models) MeterHub for using a meter with Multiple Controllers Ground fault protection Devices GFPD-600V GFPD-150V Other Relay Driver Wholesale Solar can also provide other Solar PV equipment such as solar PV modules, Batteries, additional BOS components and custom pre-wired solutions options (TriStar MPPT 600V must be installed separately).

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Morningstar Will Present At SolarWorld On June 8, 2016

June 1, 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.

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Morningstar Will Exhibit At The 2016 Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair

May 17, 2016

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.

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See Morningstar At Intersolar Europe June 22-24, 2016

May 16, 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.

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The ProStar MPPT™ Is An ees Award 2016 Finalist

May 9, 2016

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.

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