Morningstar’s main advantage can be summed up in two words: employee ownership. Our own reputations literally ship with each product we make, so we continually strive to keep our quality and reliability at an industry-record high. This is how we’ve earned the lowest hardware failure rate in the industry. Employee ownership is the secret behind our industry-leading quality and value—and why those words are not just a cliché or catch-phrase, but actually mean something at Morningstar.
We’ve pioneered smarter digital design for solar components, for faster, more agile processing on-board. This allows us to extract all the performance possible from our hardware. On the hardware side, we use advanced thermal engineering to eliminate cooling fans—the weak link in competitors’ products. Finally, our internal electronics are laid out for performance and longevity instead of economics—because, as employee-owners, we can design for the long-term instead of a bottom line, in order to achieve the industry’s lowest hardware failure rates.
Another word not used lightly at Morningstar. With our design and internal engineering excellence as a starting point, we could get higher performance than our competitors if we settled for the “good enough” components that they use. Instead, we go a lot further by using better components than theirs, and build those components into our products using an advanced, fully ISO 9001 factory. That’s why most of the Morningstar products built since 1993 are still in use.
Morningstar’s products have been recognized in international solar markets as the most advanced and highest-quality products available. Our products exceed all other PV controllers & inverters for protection against extreme environments, corrosion, lightning surges and harsh ambient operating temperatures (common to remote PV systems)—all while delivering more than twice the industry’s average operating life.
Our advanced PWM & MPPT solar charge controllers deliver extended battery capacity & life, lower overall system costs and maximum energy harvest. Our simple-to-use products & customer-focused support includes multi-lingual product documentation, detailed operation/installation manuals, phone & web-based tech support as well as a variety of user & installation friendly product features.
Supporting our global distribution customer network has been our #1 priority for over 25 years. Morningstar’s products are marketed through highly qualified distributors in over 100 countries. Our authorized distributors are typically the leading solar distributors in their respective country. They are a vital part of the Morningstar team and have become our long-term business partners.