Tigo optimizers are a type of solar energy technology designed to enhance the performance and monitoring capabilities of solar power systems. These optimizers are typically used in conjunction with solar inverters and panels to provide several benefits:
1. **Panel-Level Optimization:** Tigo optimizers operate at the individual solar panel level. This means they can maximize the energy output of each solar panel, even in cases of shading or differing panel characteristics. By optimizing at the panel level, they can improve the overall system's energy production.
2. **Monitoring and Diagnostics:** Tigo optimizers often come with advanced monitoring capabilities. They enable real-time monitoring of each panel's performance, allowing system owners and installers to identify issues, such as underperforming panels or shading problems, and address them promptly.
3. **Mitigating Mismatch Issues:** Solar panels in a system may have varying characteristics, and Tigo optimizers help mitigate issues related to panel mismatch. They ensure that each panel operates at its optimal voltage and current levels.
4. **Compatibility:** Tigo optimizers are typically designed to work with a variety of solar panel brands and inverter systems, providing flexibility for system designers and installers.
Tigo optimizers are one of several technologies available to enhance the efficiency and reliability of solar power systems. They are particularly valuable in situations where shading or panel-level performance differences may impact the overall system's energy production.
TS4-A-O Spec Sheet
Optimization is a Flex MLPE function available as an integrated modular junction box base (TS4-O) or as an add-on unit (TS4-A-O). Design using unequal string lengths, mixed orientations, or areas of mismatch. Install in shaded areas with a reduced setback ratio. In addition to optimization, the TS4-A-O enables module level monitoring, and rapid shutdown in compliance with NEC 2014, 2017, 2020. Functions Optimization Monitoring Rapid Shutdown Features and benefits Suitable for up to 500W solar modules The higher performance optimizer with Predictive IV Technology (PIV) The ONLY optimizer with selective deployment Includes the benefits of Safety & Monitoring Meets US NEC rapid shutdown requirements Optimizes right out of the box Shade and age tolerance to maximize lifetime yield Works wirelessly with the TAP & CCA 25-year warranty
Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA)
e CCA is a compact, powerful data logging and communications gateway that powers the monitoring and safety capabilities of Tigo TS4 module level power electronics (MLPE). Enables module-level monitoring through the Tigo cloud platform.