When tough conditions meet tough climates in systems with no room for failure, professionals turn to Morningstar products. Morningstar has been the trusted brand of choice for off-grid solar installations powering schools and communities in remote villages, off-shore oil rigs, and earthquake monitoring stations.

Soluz Powers Honduras Amid Pandemic

“We use Morningstar because we trust in the quality and excellent customer attention. They have a range of robust controllers to fit our needs. It is the only solar controller supplier that we use,” Richard Hansen, President, Soluz Honduras.

Amid the dual catastrophes of a global pandemic and devastating hurricanes, thousands of Hondurans found themselves suddenly without a power grid. Soluz Honduras has created a small-scale, easy-to-install solar PV system to power homes, schools and businesses during the years-long rebuilding process. Read the full case study.

Solar Simplifies Shell Oil at Sea with Fewer Emissions

Even when an issue did occur, Shell’s electrical engineers quickly obtained help from Morningstar-all the way across the ocean.

In April 2020, Shell Oil announced an initiative to aggressively reduce the net carbon footprint  of its energy products to align with the Paris Agreement. Shell’s goal is to reduce the net carbon footprint of the energy products it sells by approximately 30% by 2035 and 65% by 2050. One method is by retrofitting its offshore facilities in the North Sea with solar power. Morningstar’s reputation for reliability in harsh environments and best-in-class customer support made Morningstar products the first and best choice in designing an off-grid energy system. Read the full case study.

Solar-Powered Seismic Signal Monitoring Stations

“As a network operator, this is a dream scenario. Not only can we track station outages, but we now have the capacity to take proactive maintenance into account,” Dr. Leland O’Driscoll, PNSN-Oregon Program Manager.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) can reduce the impact of earthquakes by providing real-time information on ground motion. The early warning system can alert first responders of earthquakes seconds-or even tens of seconds-before an earthquake strikes. Each monitoring station must be equipped with a backup battery system with the capacity to provide four days of continuous operation. To meet these challenges, PNSN turned to solar electricity and Morningstar Corporation. Read the full case study.