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Tigo Energy® teams with SCHOTT Solar to bring electronic intelligence to photovoltaic projects

Sun, 10/03/2010 - 11:21pm
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As part of the partnership, SCHOTT Solar has extensively tested and established system compatibility, including the frame mounting procedure, with the Tigo Energy Maximizer™ Solution and SCHOTT’s industry-leading solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. Additionally, Tigo Energy will be actively supporting the SCHOTT Solar initiative to include intelligent electronics in next-generation module design.

The Tigo Energy Maximizer Solution creates smart modules that provide up to a 20 percent increase in energy production, active management capabilities and enhanced safety for utility, commercial and residential solar arrays. The implementation of the Tigo Energy PV-Safe™ feature, which enables the deactivation of all high voltage DC on the rooftop, was reviewed by local fire agencies and recognized to significantly reduce risk during a fire emergency.

As part of the evaluation stage of the partnership, SCHOTT Solar and Tigo Energy engaged the installation community to validate the customer benefits of the solution. “The Tigo Energy Maximizer solution keeps the SCHOTT POLY 235 modules running at their peak output,” said Jeff Wiggins, CEO of SolNV and President of Nevada SEIA. “Tigo Energy and Schott Solar give our customers the peace-of-mind of being able to watch the energy production of each module for the full life of the installation.” SolNV completed the 5.7kW system installation earlier this year.

Tigo Energy has developed its innovative Maximizer technology aimed at accelerating the adoption of today's photovoltaic components and technologies increasing system output and maintenance effectiveness. Tigo Energy products are available in high volume and can be deployed in residential, commercial or utility scale systems today.

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