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Grounding Off-Grid Systems

Morningstar’s Roy Butler and Brad Berwald present this special topic webinar that caters to those with at least an intermediate level of understanding of off-grid systems and grounding, but all levels are invited to participate. Attendees will learn:

  • Why grounding is so important
  • The difference between grounding and bonding
  • Insulation and connection considerations
  • Ground fault detection and ground fault protection
  • Earthing best practices
  • Preventing corrosion of ground connections
  • Surge protection
  • Shared communication grounds

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All Times in US Eastern Time

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Morningstar Solar Charge Controllers & Inverters

Is your system less-than-perfect? Ultimately, the health of your batteries will tell you that. But that’s a hard and expensive way to learn! Instead, learn how choosing the right solar charge controller up-front can make or break your off-grid system.

This webinar is conducted each month to introduce individuals to Morningstar and off-grid solar. It is also appropriate for experienced professionals who are looking for a refresher, or to have their pressing questions answered by one of our engineers. Attend this webinar to receive One NABCEP CE credit and  learn about:

  • Battery charging stages
  • Differences between PWM and MPPT controllers
  • Effects of oversizing PV arrays
  • Efficiency variations with output power
  • Electronic and environmental protections
  • Controller/inverter features and accessories
  • High voltage charge controllers

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All Times in US Eastern Time

Past Recorded Webinars

Solar Systems for RV & Marine

Solarflexion and Solar System Services join the Morningstar Team to present off-grid solar solutions for RV Caravans, Boating, and Marine applications. View this recorded webinar to learn about:

  • WAVE RV/Marine Kits
  • System design
  • Module tilting
  • Charge controller choices
  • Troubleshooting
  • System maintenance

Monitoring Off Grid Solar Systems with Morningstar and Zabbix

Monitoring just got better with Morningstar and Zabbix open-source software. View the recording of this joint webinar to learn how to:

  • Monitor charge current, battery voltage, temperature and other metrics in your remote off-grid systems
  • Receive email and SMS notifications about potential system problems
  • Easily scale monitoring of small, medium or large number of off-grid systems
  • Improve trouble-shooting response time and resolution
  • Create customized dashboards, graphs, and rich visualization capabilities
  • Leverage free open-source Zabbix and its community support

Advanced Lithium Storage Made Simple by Fortress Power and Morningstar

Fortress Power joins the Morningstar Team to talk about deploying lithium batteries in off-grid solar systems. Fortress offers a full line of lithium battery products to provide long lasting, reliable power for large and small residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Register for this joint webinar presented by Fortress Power and Morningstar to learn about:

  • Fundamental advantages of lithium storage technology, and the different chemistries available
  • Review of solar charging technologies
  • Overcoming “lithium anxiety” with customers
  • Pre-programmed settings for easy integration of a lithium-based storage system, or upgrading an existing solar system to lithium
  • And much more

Choosing the Right Solar Charge Controller Without Taking a Risk

The solar charge controller has a central role in a solar photovoltaics application: it’s actually the “brain” of your system and, as such, requires precision matching to the rest of your components.  Josh Roelofs of Unbound Solar joined the Morningstar Team in this webinar to cover the steps you need to take to choose the right charge controller for your application.  View the recording to learn about:

  • Application requirements and considerations
  • Feature requirements and considerations
  • PWM controller sizing
  • MPPT controller sizing

Solar-Powered Security/Surveillance, Now More Than Ever

Mike Postel, President of Connexa, joined the Morningstar Team in this webinar to talk about solar-powered solutions for security/surveillance applications. Security/surveillance systems are on track for record growth and this is a ground-floor opportunity for solar installers today. View this recording to learn about:

  • Common security applications
  • Power over ethernet
  • Communications
  • Data monitoring
  • Future trends

Advanced Features and Capabilities of Prostar Controllers

View this recording to hear special guest presenter, Rob Rallo explain what makes the ProStar MPPT and PWM charge controllers both “the legend and the latest in a single product?” The webinar covered everything these advanced charge controllers have to offer including:

  • interactive meters that improve ease of use
  • electronic/environmental protections
  • system monitoring and troubleshooting
  • programmable settings to support different battery chemistries
  • advanced lighting capabilities
  • supported applications

Sistemas Solares Para Aplicaciones Industriales

¿Cuáles son las consideraciones para dimensionar y diseñar sistemas solares para aplicaciones industriales? ¿Es una aplicación que requiere alta confiabilidad y disponibilidad? La selección de componentes y su compatibilidad es muy importante para el buen funcionamiento de todo el sistema. Tres factores son clave: diseño, componentes e instalación. Únase a este seminario web para obtener más información sobre:

  • Consideraciones para dimensionamento
  • Componentes para sistema aislados
  • Compatibilidad entre controlador solar y batería
  • Condicionamiento y monitoreo en geografías difíciles
  • Casos de Implementation

Save Time–By Getting Off-Grid Right The First Time

Morningstar and SunWize cover what you need to consider before designing and deploying your next off-grid system. Solar projects vary greatly depending on application, size, location, and other factors. We’ll review a “checklist” of variables you’ll want to pencil-in on your next project including:

  • Load considerations, types and sizes
  • Space/easement constraints
  • Array stringing and mounting options
  • Battery decisions
  • Charge controllers and inverters
  • Accessories for communications and generator start

The keys to success with lithium

This joint webinar involving M+H Power, genZ Battery, and Morningstar covers the “latest and safest” technologies, practices and products—what you need to know to achieve lithium success in your new projects, or when upgrading existing ones. Learn about:

  • Fundamental advantages of lithium storage technology
  • Battery Management Systems, communications, and integration considerations
  • Review of solar charging technologies
  • Pre-programmed settings for easy integration of a lithium-based storage systems