Tigo updates its TS4-A solar MLPE platform: Wattage increase, weight decrease, more

Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, unveiled its new TS4-A, the advanced retrofit/add-on solution that brings smart PV module technology to standard modules for advanced functionality. This is a new generation of flexible module-level power electronics in the TS4 Platform that features improved lightweight hardware for higher wattage and lower installation costs.

“We saw an outstanding opportunity to further improve Tigo’s offering: expanding product functionality while lowering the size, weight, and shipping costs for our customers by redesigning Tigo’s retrofit units and keeping the same unparalleled reliability,” says Zvi Alon, Chairman & CEO at Tigo. “Tigo’s customers benefit from the steady growth in the global PV retrofit market as existing systems continue to need safety and optimization upgrades. We anticipate our Flex MLPE and this new TS4-A family will fulfill all these design needs for any budget in residential and commercial markets.”

The TS4-A (shipping now) is available with multiple functionalities to address a unique range of features and budgets – now including the TS4-A-F (Fire Safety) and TS4-A-O (Optimization).

The highlights of the new TS4-A (Advanced Retrofit/Add-on) include:

  • Increased wattage compatible with all modules up to 500W
  • Improved heat dissipation
  • Smaller unit dimensions
  • Reduced weight per unit by 25%
  • Reduced shipping costs with 33% more units per pallet
  • Only one side needs to be mounted to panel frame
  • Mounting possibilities fit more racking systems
  • Recessed mounting allows shipments of pre-assembled PV modules
  • Improved sealing for toughest outdoor conditions

The TS4-A maintains the same functionalities as the legacy TS4-R units:

  • Adds smart functionality to standard modules
  • Selectively deployable
  • Patent protected
  • UHD-Core technology for superior performance
  • UL-certified as NEC 2017 Rapid Shutdown Solution
  • Clamps onto frame or module without screws or additional tools
  • Module-level deactivation
  • Automatic or manual shutdown
  • Over-temperature, over current, and over-voltage protection

Tigo’s TS4-A-F (Fire Safety), TS4-A-O (Optimization), and TS4-A-O-Duo (Optimization per 2 modules) are now shipping with module manufacturers and distributors worldwide. The TS4-A-M (Monitoring) and TS4-A-S (Safety) will be available by H2’2019.

— Solar Builder magazine

Tigo updates its TS4-A solar MLPE platform: Wattage increase, weight decrease, more

Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, unveiled its new TS4-A, the advanced retrofit/add-on solution that brings smart PV module technology to standard modules for advanced functionality. This is a new generation of flexible module-level power electronics in the TS4 Platform that features improved lightweight hardware for higher wattage and lower installation costs.

“We saw an outstanding opportunity to further improve Tigo’s offering: expanding product functionality while lowering the size, weight, and shipping costs for our customers by redesigning Tigo’s retrofit units and keeping the same unparalleled reliability,” says Zvi Alon, Chairman & CEO at Tigo. “Tigo’s customers benefit from the steady growth in the global PV retrofit market as existing systems continue to need safety and optimization upgrades. We anticipate our Flex MLPE and this new TS4-A family will fulfill all these design needs for any budget in residential and commercial markets.”

The TS4-A (shipping now) is available with multiple functionalities to address a unique range of features and budgets – now including the TS4-A-F (Fire Safety) and TS4-A-O (Optimization).

The highlights of the new TS4-A (Advanced Retrofit/Add-on) include:

  • Increased wattage compatible with all modules up to 500W
  • Improved heat dissipation
  • Smaller unit dimensions
  • Reduced weight per unit by 25%
  • Reduced shipping costs with 33% more units per pallet
  • Only one side needs to be mounted to panel frame
  • Mounting possibilities fit more racking systems
  • Recessed mounting allows shipments of pre-assembled PV modules
  • Improved sealing for toughest outdoor conditions

The TS4-A maintains the same functionalities as the legacy TS4-R units:

  • Adds smart functionality to standard modules
  • Selectively deployable
  • Patent protected
  • UHD-Core technology for superior performance
  • UL-certified as NEC 2017 Rapid Shutdown Solution
  • Clamps onto frame or module without screws or additional tools
  • Module-level deactivation
  • Automatic or manual shutdown
  • Over-temperature, over current, and over-voltage protection

Tigo’s TS4-A-F (Fire Safety), TS4-A-O (Optimization), and TS4-A-O-Duo (Optimization per 2 modules) are now shipping with module manufacturers and distributors worldwide. The TS4-A-M (Monitoring) and TS4-A-S (Safety) will be available by H2’2019.

— Solar Builder magazine

SolarEdge inverters ready for the EU’s requirement for generator code

SolarEdge

SolarEdge inverters now comply with the EU’s 2016/631 Code, also referred to as requirement for generator (RFG), calling for the establishment of a network code with power requirements for power generators. The code, effective as of April 27, 2019, introduces new technical requirements, including the provision of reactive power, regulation of battery-systems for grid support, and necessary network system services.

SolarEdge inverters support the new code without any retrofitting. A simple firmware update may be required for inverters manufactured before the new Code went into effect. Installers can download the latest firmware here.

The firmware update for SetApp-enabled inverters can be performed directly from a smartphone using the SetApp mobile application. SolarEdge inverters with an LCD screen need to be updated via an SD card.
With Germany (VDE-AR-N 4105/10) and the U.K. (ENA EREC G98 and G99) having already defined their country-specific regulations, SolarEdge already meets these local standards. As other countries release their adaptations to RFG, SolarEdge will also meet these standards.

— Solar Builder magazine

Tigo’s TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems now compatible with Chint Power Systems

CPS 50 60 kw

Tigo, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, announced the new Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification of its TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems (RSS) with Chint Power Systems (CPS), a North American renowned smart energy solution provider.

The CPS inverters listed below successfully certified with Tigo’s RSS solutions: TS4-F (Fire Safety), TS4-O (Optimization), and TS4-L (Long String). Tigo is currently compatible and available with CPS and more tier one certified inverter manufacturing partners throughout the U.S. Contact Tigo to learn more about RSS information for integrated or retrofitted PV installations.

This UL certification is part of Tigo’s multivendor initiative providing customers with the advantages of reliable, safe, and cost-effective solutions. The use of Tigo smart modules and high efficiency inverters allows design flexibility for installers to comply with National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 690.12 RSS regulations. Tigo has also been internationally recognized as the only module-level power electronic vendor with UL-certified RSS with multiple PV module manufacturers. To learn more about Tigo’s RSS solutions, join Tigo’s online NABCEP-accredited trainings.

— Solar Builder magazine

Solar inverter company Ginlong Solis goes public, now listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

ginlong solis

Ginlong (Solis) Technologies has landed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, making it the world’s only stock listed company with its main business being string inverters. Till today, the company stock value is over 4 billion RMB.

Ginlong (Solis) Technologies is publicly offering 20 million shares, including 20 million IPO shares offered at 26.64 yuan per share and raising funds of 533 million yuan. The post-public-offering share capital of Ginlong (Solis) Technologies is 79.999952 million in total. Ginlong (Solis) Technologies principally engages in the research and development, production, sale and service of distributed PV system core unit groups string inverter. In 2018, its operating income reached 831 million yuan with the net profit of 118.0641 million yuan.

Founded in 2005, Ginlong (Solis) has grown to be a leading high-level technical research and development team, many of whom are experts in the field. In the process of R & D and product industrialization, Ginlong (Solis) already has many domestic and foreign authorized patents along with continually pioneering new technologies and has become the technological pioneer in the industry. Ginlong (Solis)’s products have been exported to more than 80 countries in the world. Since its establishment, the company has adhered to the global layout and independent brand strategy, taking product reliability and performance advantage as its core competitiveness. The top ten customers of Ginlong (Solis) are mostly from Asia, Europe, America, Oceania and other countries and regions, and has accumulated advantages of brand and market.

Through this listing, Ginlong (Solis) will further expand the market and push brand “Solis” to more countries.

— Solar Builder magazine