Morningstar Corporation will be exhibiting at Booth #328 at Solar Power International (SPI) 2015 in Anaheim, California from September 15-17. SPI is one of the fastest growing trade shows in the US and over 15,000 attendees will be able to see Morningstar’s recently launched TriStar MPPT 600V Controller with DC Transfer Switch for retrofitting grid-tied systems with battery backup. Attendees will also be able to see the soon-to-be-launched Prostar MPPT controller in addition to Morningstar’s complete product line of existing controllers, inverters, and accessories.
Be sure to visit Morningstar Corporation at Intersolar North America, BOOTH 8547 on July 14-16, 2015 in San Francisco, Moscone Center where we will be introducing our new controllers: TriStar MPPT 600V with Transfer Switch for retrofit grid-tie battery backup ProStar MPPT (to be launched late 2015) And don’t miss the workshop: “TriStar MPPT Charge Controller Design for Off-Grid and Grid Tie Retrofit” on Wednesday July 15th from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm during Intersolar North America. We hope to see you in San Francisco!
Morningstar will be exhibiting at the 26th annual MREA Fair in Custer, Wisconsin from June 19-21. Stop by Booth C1 to learn more about the recently launched TriStar MPPT 600V Controller with DC Transfer Switch that enables retrofitting existing grid-tied systems with battery backup. Also on display will be Morningstar’s complete line of charge controllers, off-grid inverters, and accessories for use in solar, wind, and hydro systems.
See Morningstar controllers, inverters, and accessories at Intersolar Europe, Booth B1.789 on June 10-12, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The new TriStar MPPT 600V Controller With DC Transfer Switch will be on display. This product and its application to retrofit existing grid-tied systems with battery backup is an ees AWARD 2015 finalist. Stop by the Morningstar booth for more information about existing products and what’s on the horizon for the future.
Morningstar’s grid-tied battery backup application of the Tristar MPPT 600V Controller with DC Transfer Switch was selected as a finalist for the ees AWARD 2015. The TriStar MPPT 600V Controller with DC Transfer Switch, along with batteries and other components, can be applied to existing grid-tied solar systems to allow persons to switch on critical backup power in the event of a utility power outage. The vast majority of owners of solar systems have discovered to their dismay, that their existing systems will not work during a grid outage because the system’s AC inverter will cease to operate, and power from the solar array is left stranded. Until now, if people wanted backup power, they had to consider purchasing and installing a fuel generator or installing an AC coupled solution, or some other solution that resulted in environmental concerns, excessive costs, or installation complexities. The Morningstar solution represents a clean, quiet, affordable, and scalable solution to this problem. The TriStar MPPT 600V Controller with DC Transfer Switch will be available in Q2-2015. The electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD is powered by Intersolar to honor outstanding products and solutions in the fields of materials, production, systems technology, applications, second-use concepts and recycling. The winners of the electrical energy storage AWARD are set to be announced at an official ceremony at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 10, 2015.
April 1, 2015 marks Morningstar’s 22nd year in business serving the world with high quality solar charge controllers and inverters. The company has grown steadily and has maintained the same ownership, the same strategy, and many of the same distribution partners since the very beginning. While the solar industry has seen many companies come and go in the last couple of decades, Morningstar has been a model of consistency and reliability, and we plan to maintain these standards for many years to come.
Morningstar will be exhibiting at the NABCEP Conference in Albany, NY on March 30, 2015 through April 1, 2015. Make sure to attend the Morningstar TriStar MPPT Charge Controller Design for Off-Grid and Grid Tie Retrofit training to receive your NABCEP continuing education credit hours. The content presented in this conference is geared toward seasoned PV industry professionals who have several years of installation and/or technical sales experience.
On March 3, 2015 a patent was issued for an invention by Carlos Cuadros of Morningstar Corporation. The invention is a modulation control scheme for a dual active bridge (DAB) DC to DC converter in a charge controller for photovoltaic systems composed of a photovoltaic (PV) array and a battery bank, wherein the charge controller controls charging of the battery bank with DC electricity produced by the (PV) array. In one preferred application of the invention, the modulation control scheme is employed in a dual active bridge (DAB) bidirectional DC to DC converter in a high voltage (HV) bidirectional maximum power point tracking (MPPT) charge controller for photovoltaic systems composed of a high voltage PV array, a battery bank and a high voltage DC load.
This January, Morningstar distributors completed an Annual Partner Questionnaire to better evaluate 2014 performance. The responses Morningstar received indicated a very positive relationship between Morningstar and our distribution channel. The average satisfaction score from the responses of over 75 partners surveyed graded Morningstar’s overall performance as significantly better than that of other suppliers. Attributing to the strong overall satisfaction were high grades associated with: Product quality and reliability On-time delivery Support from account managers Support from order processing representatives Technical support Several respondents inquired about new inverter-charger and MPPT controller products that are already well in-process and will be rolled out later in 2015. 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 the AEE Solar Dealer Training taking place on February 17-19 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. In addition to displaying its portfolio of solar charge controllers and inverters, Morningstar will conduct a presentation about its cost effective solution to retrofit existing grid-tie solutions with battery backup power in the event of an outage. The TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller will be featured during this presentation.