Morningstar’s SureSine Inverter Installations In Fiji Home Systems

Morningstar’s SureSine inverter is being installed in 1200 solar home systems across many of the islands of Fiji. Built to industrial standards, the SureSine was chosen for its sealed, transformer-based construction capable of withstanding the harsh tropical and marine environment of the island nation.

Morningstar’s String Sizing Calculator Has Been Updated

We are happy to inform you that the Morningstar string sizing calculator has been updated. This string sizer is used to determine the number of PV modules you may use with any Morningstar controller while staying within the controller specs.  Thousands of additional modules from new manufacturers were added to the database, and the new interface displays additional information and specifications associated with your module and product selections.

See Morningstar At The Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair

We invite you to stop by Booth C12 at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair in Custer, Wisconsin from June 20-22, 2014.  Morningstar will be showcasing the TriStar MPPT™ 30 Amp and TriStar MPPT™ 600V charge controllers along with our Ground Fault Protection Device.  Also on-display we will have our entire line of PWM & MPPT controllers, our SureSine™ inverters and our complete line of accessories.

Morningstar’s 2014-2015 Product Catalog Is Now Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of our 2014-2015 Product Catalog. To help you select the perfect model for your off-grid Photovoltaic (PV) system needs, Morningstar’s new product catalog includes:  Detailed product information  Preliminary information on two of our latest innovative product additions: TriStar MPPT™ 600V Controller Ground Fault Protection Device Family Furthermore, we have added a new PV application and a power source cross reference guide as well as a comprehensive TrakStar™ MPPT technology overview.

Morningstar Launches Campaign Against Counterfeit Manufacturers to Protect Customers Home and Abroad

Morningstar Corporation, a world-leading supplier of solar charge controllers & inverters—today launched a multi-faceted program to protect against the distribution of counterfeit Morningstar products by unauthorized manufacturers, distributors and sellers. With over two million units installed, in over 90 countries around the world, Morningstar has a reputation for delivering the industry’s best portfolio of solar charge controllers & inverters.  The effect of unauthentic products in the market has been noted and the company is taking steps to halt further fraudulent business practices originating in China. The newly launched program will emphasize customer awareness, validation methods, securing software, packaging updates and other best practices.  Read more…

We Are Helping To Make A Difference

Did you know that the United Nations has identified 40 countries around the world as areas of energy need?  And that there are currently, 1.3 billion people (1 in 5) worldwide without access to electricity and another 1 billion who only have intermittent access as well as 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking solutions.  In fact, nearly 40% of the world’s population rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste to cook their food—breathing in the toxic smoke known for causing lung disease and killing nearly 2  million people a year, most of them women and children.  (Source: United Nations, Sept 2012)    (Read the Quick Primer)

How to Get the ‘Best in Class’ MPPT Technology Morningstar’s TrakStar™ MPPT Advanced Control Algorithm

So your Off-Grid Installation is going to be MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking)…then why shouldn’t it use the Best in Class MPPT Algorithm? One that maximizes peak PV efficiency & energy harvest. One that helps to better maintain battery health—maximizing the batteries’ state of charge and protecting them against overcharging and undercharging. If you want a charging boost, high voltage wire runs, low battery protection and to improve performance due to shading & cloud irradiance effects then look to Morningstar’s TrakStar™ MPPT Technology.  TrakStar MPPT is Morningstar’s Advanced Control Algorithm to Harvest Maximum Power from a Solar Array’s Peak Power Point.  (Read the Quick Primer)

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