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GenStar™Software Version 2.0.10 Released!

The Ready Shunt Block now supports native SOC calculation for all battery chemistries when coupled with the latest GenStar firmware v2.0.10.  Add a Ready Shunt to your GenStar and start taking advantage of this new feature!

Connect to your Morningstar GenStar™ MPPT DC System Controller via Bluetooth to view real-time operating information and product configuration details. A dashboard displays all pertinent information about your system and a settings page details the product settings.

A Diverse Solar Innovator Standardizes on Morningstar for its Smaller System Requirements

Hakai Energy Solutions, the largest solar energy company owned and operated in British Columbia, excels in small-scale containerized generation systems for remote applications, along with off-grid power systems for lodges and cabins, and even solar-powered buoys for scientific marine research.  Read more on why they standardized Morningstar solar controllers into their projects.

Congratulations to Russell Borum who just celebrated 16 years at Morningstar. As a Senior Account Manager, Russell brings technical sales, engineering and business development experience in the PV and Power Electronics’ industries to Morningstar Corporation. Prior to joining Morningstar, Russell was a Field Sales Engineer at IDEC Corporation, where he was responsible for distribution sales and technical support. At Morningstar, since 2007, Russell is responsible for contributing to the company’s regional and global sales engineering efforts. In this role, he is focused on driving forward growth for Morningstar’s international business as well as helping to evolve the company’s product portfolio to meet the growing needs of the renewable solar energy market.

Russell holds a B.S. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and an MPA from Columbia University. He has lived abroad in Spain and Mozambique and is proficient in Spanish. His bi-lingual skills complement his engineering expertise in helping to grow and support Morningstar’s global customer base. His contributions have assisted Morningstar Corporation in becoming the world’s leader in solar charge controllers & inverters as well as in setting new standards in performance, innovative features, quality & reliability as well as customer focus.

His hobbies include hiking, fishing, scuba diving and traveling.

Morningstar has an opening in the Jessup, Maryland Engineering Center location:

The Electrical Test Engineer HYBRID will work with our current design and test team for both New Product Development, Sustaining Engineering, and Manufacturing Support functions. The experienced electronic testing technician will safely and accurately perform a variety of inspecting, testing, manufacturer warranty and modification support; troubleshooting, start-up, maintenance and repair onsite on electronic boards, low and medium voltage electrical equipment and batteries.

To learn more about this opening, please visit our website’s careers page here.

Join us on Wednesday, November 15th at 10:00am EST as we take a comprehensive look at the GenStar MPPT Integrated DC system controller’s new capabilities that offer sophisticated customization and complete control over your entire off-grid PV system.

The GenStar MPPT is constantly evolving, and we’ve released several new software features that we want to tell you about.

Please register here

During the month of November, Morningstar will be presenting its monthly Solar Controllers and Inverters NABCEP
certified webinar
The presentation is conducted each month to introduce individuals to Morningstar and off-grid solar. It is designed for experienced professionals who are looking for a refresher, or to have their pressing questions answered by one of our engineers.

Join us on Wednesday, November 29th at 9am and 2pm EST.  Click on your preferred time to register.

If you missed it– 

We presented a series of webinars on our new products that can be viewed at the below links:

Morningstar’s Newest Innovations – SureSine & GenStar MPPT

GenStar MPPT DC Solar Charging System Overview & LiveView Demo

Upgrading your critical projects with Morningstar’s new SureSine inverters

Download the SureSine™ and GenStar™ MPPT Apps

The SureSine is supported by available Android and iOS utility apps that offer monitoring of key system values using the SureSine’s integrated Bluetooth communications. Download the Android here and the IOS here.

The GenStar includes Bluetooth connectivity with a mobile device app for easy connection and system dashboard views. It also includes our LiveView 2.0 web app interface for local or remote monitoring using a web browser.

Watch the video to learn more, and access the Android and iOS utility apps.

Visit Us in San Diego, CA at Intersolar North America in Booth #1840 from January 17-19. We will be available to showcase our product line and demonstrate our newer product capabilities. We hope to see you there! To receive a FREE expo hall pass OR 20% off your full conference registration, register here and enter ISNA2430725 when prompted to enter a promo code.

Morningstar attended RE+/SPI from September 12-14 at the Venetian Convention & Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our new SureSine off-grid inverters and GenStar MPPT DC Power Solutions were in the booth, in addition to the complete line of Morningstar products and accessories.

Morningstar attended Entelec (Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association) Fall Series on October 4-5 in Odessa, Texas. This event covered all aspects of digitalization and operational efficiencies, 5G and next gen wireless, SCADA, IoT, field communications, cybersecurity and regulatory developments. Morningstar’s Director of Product Marketing Brad Berwald presented “Solar Power for Today’s Digital Oilfield” to the largest audience in the event’s history.

Morningstar attended WISPApalooza on October 9-12 in Las Vegas. The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association holds this event where thousands of Internet Service Providers go to discuss fiber, wireless, operations, financial, networking, policy and regulation.

Brad presented during the Power to the Tower session topic on “Creative solutions for pre, on and off grid sites – building in areas that are not already provisioned with power can be cost prohibitive in addition to rising energy costs – solutions to resolve.” .

We exhibited at TowerXchange Meetup Africa from October 17-18 in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss the current and future power infrastructure needs of the African tower industry.  On display was Morningstar’s solar hybrid energy solution which is already serving over 1,000 sites globally.

Our team met with customers and exhibited in Melbourne for All-Energy Australia on October 25-26. Held in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, this free-to-attend event provides delegates with access to the latest technology, information and trends relevant to those working or investing in the renewables sector. In our booth, we showcased our products and solutions that meet certification requirements for Australian off-grid systems.

Swift Energy displayed our products at Oil & Gas Asia (OGA) in Malaysia held in September. Morningstar is always happy to provide support to its customers for their marketing initiatives.

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