Tigo, has released its next generation solar optimizers, which feature UHD-Core (Ultra-High Definition) technology. The UHD-Core technology is available within Tigo’s TS4 products: TS4-O (Optimization) and TS4-L (Long Strings) optimizers. With a new design architecture and component rating, Tigo’s TS4-O and TS4-L support up to 90V maximum input voltage and 12A maximum input current. The UHD-Core delivers superior performance resulting in higher energy harvest with optimization efficiency up to 99.6 percent for any module up to 475W.
“This first-in-class UHD-Core technology is now the solar industry’s highest powered single module optimizer solution,” said Zvi Alon, CEO of Tigo. “This innovation can lower the cost of the optimizers by 30 percent while improving the power range, increasing the efficiency, and extending the vendor’s inventory of the modules it supports. We plan to expand our adoption in large commercial installations and utilities now that Tigo optimizes the world’s highest powered 475W modules.”
The new optimizers with UHD-Core technology join Tigo’s existing TS4 platform members. They are fully monitored through Tigo’s Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA) data loggers with remotely upgradeable firmware. High definition sampling rate technology allows the highest accuracy remote monitoring of voltage and current available in the market. However, the new TS4-O and TS4-L further employ this monitoring capability to also provide remote access to individual module information – such as panel type, barcode, manufacturing origin, location, and production date. Furthermore, these products now comply with NEC 2014 & 2017 Rapid Shutdown requirements with a recently awarded UL-certification.
All Tigo TS4 platform products are autonomous and feature selective deployment. They can be fitted to new or existing installations on any string or sub-string size, driving the optimization cost as low as 2 cents per watt. Selective deployment is compatible with most of Tigo’s inverter partners and any module type including monocrystalline, polycrystalline, thin-film, and bifacial.
— Solar Builder magazine