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

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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.

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“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.

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