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Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 30th March
Tigo Energy, Inc., announced a new version of its flagship TS4-A-O optimizer, which increases its rated module power to an industry-leading 700-watts and is IEC certified. Tigo released the new optimizer solution to stay ahead of PV module power, which has increased significantly year over year. It has the highest per-module wattage of any commercially available optimizer on the market, enabling it to work with the newest PV modules, including high-efficiency and bifacial ones.
“We are experiencing increased demand for our optimization solutions on large scale PV installations, which tend to use higher wattage, higher current PV modules,” stated Zvi Alon, Chairman and CEO of Tigo. “This is an enormous technical achievement by our team and lays the foundation for Tigo’s success with our MLPE family with the next generation of PV modules.”
Highlights of the 700W TS4-A-O include:Maximum current: 15 ampsMaximum wattage: 700-wattsMaximum voltage: 80 voltsWorks with the same CCA and TAP that customers are used toBackward compatible for use with older modulesEasily clips to module frames as thin as 1.2mmMC4 connectors, IP68 enclosure ratingIEC certified
Tigo optimizers recently surpassed 75 GWh of Reclaimed Energy since 2009 for worldwide installations. Reclaimed Energy is the incremental energy generated from Tigo optimizers that would have been lost due to shade and other sources of mismatch if Tigo optimizers were not installed on the PV system.
“We will continue to innovate and invest in industry-leading products that enhance PV projects for our customers,” added Mr. Alon.
The new product retains the same form factor as the previous generation TS4-A-O and works with the same equipment that installers are familiar with. It will be rolled out internationally, beginning in Australia and South America initially, followed by Europe. The 700W TS4-A-O is open for new orders in those markets as inventory is consumed with delivery expected as early as the end of second quarter.