The attached photo is of a Tucker “Sno-Cat” panel which was modified to support computers and communications. This vehicle recently completed the GRIT (Greenland Inland Traverse), covering over 1,400 miles on the Greenland ice cap. There is 170 watts of PV mounted to the roof of the Tucker which runs through a Morningstar charge controller to the vehicles heavy duty batteries. Many of the loads were run off of straight DC to prevent any conversion losses. The Morningstar inverter took care of the small AC loads (computers, etc.). Since this vehicle towed the living module for the crew, more batteries were mounted along with the Morningstar inverter in the coach, so they could also have AC/DC power. Those batteries were in parallel to the vehicle batteries so all shared the loads and charging inputs. This system bounced across the ice cap for a couple of months, getting cold soaked every night and heated up every day. Never a problem developed, and the crew loved the system. Photo Courtesy of Polar Field Services
Warning beacon utilizing SunLight-10 in fish farming application. Photo courtesy of Wireless Energy Chile.
Application: Small solar
Location: United States
Morningstar’s SunKeeper solar controller provides a low-cost, regulated output directly from the solar module to maximize battery life in small solar power applications. Here is the SunKeeper pictured in a solar suitcase, a portable power unit.
Morningstar’s SunGuard controller is a one module solar controller for professional and leisure markets.
The SunSaver MPPT is behind a service door at the base of the pole. “Photo courtesy of Inovus Solar, Inc. 2010”.
Solar power street lighting in Nigeria utilizing 36 wattt LPS powered by 200 watt 24 volt panel using SunLight 10 amp 24 volt controller.
Solar lighting application in Mexico using SunLight controllers.
Gahar area lighting, telecomm relay posts and home systems utlizing Morningstar SL10, SS-10, SS20L and PS-30 controllers. Gahar is only accessbile by horseback. It took three weeks to move equipment to this site. Customer is Iranian Environmental Protection Organization. Photo Courtesy of Gulf Solar Technologies
Product: SHS 10
Partners include: Solar Plus, Super Fox
This off-grid solar home system in Colombia uses a Morningstar SHS 10 controller. The SHS is ideal for rural solar home systems in developing countries.
-Photo courtesy of Super Fox/Solar Plus