Application: Not specified
Product: ProStar 15
System size: 255W
Partners include: SunPower
At 4,478 meters, the Matterhorn is one of the tallest mountains in the Alps and Europe. The high altitude and cold, wet conditions make it a challenging environment for solar, but Morningstar products are up for the task. A Prostar 15 controller works alongside two SunPower 95-W and one BP 65-W solar modules at 3,500m.
Skid mounted 520W solar power systems power satellite terminals used for pipeline monitoring and control in North Texas.
Product: SunKeeperTM controllers
Partners include: SunWize
It may sound ironic, but solar power has a significant role in the oil and gas industry, largely due to the remote locations of most drilling operations. The variety of energy needs involved in oil and mining, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and telemetry, make solar energy a cost- effective way to provide power to production sites.
SunWize provides ruggedly designed remote power systems to ensure safety and efficiency while minimizing operation and maintenance costs. SunWize chose Morningstar’s SunKeeper controller for many of its sites because it can withstand the harsh environments of many drilling locations.
Application: Rural Electrification
Product: ProStar 15, TriStar 45
A Morningstar ProStar 15 and two TriStar 45 solar controllers operate a wind and solar application at a community center in Ecuador.
System size: 9.6 kW of solar
Partners include: China Mobile
This China Mobile project for a remote telecom site consists of a 3G relay station powered by solar.
Controllers: Over 1,000 TriStar MPPT 45A and SunLight 10A/24V controllers
Input type: PV array
Battery: Lead acid
Number of sites: 1
Year of installation: 2014
Reasons for selecting the Morningstar controllers:
- maximum energy harvesting via TrakStar™ MPPT Technology
- Lighting control capabilities
Morningstar’s SunSaver controllers are used in video surveillance systems. Photo Courtesy of Surveillance Security Intelligence Group and SunWize Technologies.
Thirty SunLight controllers used for solar street lighting at the newly constructed harbor city of Jinhae. Lighting control was set to turn lights on at dusk and off at dawn. Morningstar’s SunLight controllers were deployed because of their high quality reputation in harsh environments, and their easily adjustable PV-based lighting control settings. Sunlight controllers are available in 4 different models with 10 or 20 amp charge ratings that support 12 or 24 Volt battery systems. Photo courtesy of Lightron Lighting & Advancement
Morningstar’s SunLight solar controller used in lighting application for the American flag. Submitted by The Energy Store – Paul Farren