Tigo Power introduces its personal solar inverter and battery – Solar Builder

By Chris Crowell
September 27, 2021
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Known for its module-level power electronics (MLPE) that complements PV systems with other solar inverters, Tigo Energy is now taking orders for its own line of inverters and batteries. This Energy Intelligence (EI) battery and inverter line of products will benefit from native integrations with other Tigo technologies and is an extension of the Tigo Enhanced commercial and industrial solar partnership program to the residential market.

The new Tigo EI inverters offer highly efficient energy conversion for self-consumption or for feeding into the grid. When used in combination with Tigo TS4 MLPE products, it offers module-level optimization, monitoring and fast shutdown and, in conjunction with a home energy storage system such as the Tigo EI Battery, enables energy backup at home. The products are available in 7.6 kW and 11.4 kW configurations and offer:

  • Up to 200% DC oversizing
  • 50V starting voltage
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and optional cellular communication
  • Modular and lightweight design

The new Tigo Energy Intelligence Battery offers energy billing management for time-of-use tariff plans and backup energy in the event of a power failure. The EI battery can be configured both for the entire house and for securing critical loads. Tigo EI battery systems are rated with 9.9 kWh of energy per housing, with a usable capacity of 9 kWh and have:

  • Scalability up to 40 kWh, with four enclosures per inverter
  • Guarantee protection for 132 months or 6,000 cycles
  • 5 kW continuous and 6 kW peak power
  • Operating range between 14-122 ° F

In addition, the Tigo EI platform offers system diagnostics and over-the-air software upgrades. Energy production is clearly monitored and analyzed to ensure better visibility and understanding of energy systems.

"With the addition of battery and inverter products, we now offer a comprehensive solar plus storage system that offers the flexibility and choice that our customers have come to expect from Tigo," said Zvi Alon, CEO of Tigo Energy. “As with our Flex MLPE products, the new EI battery and inverter products offer a very simple installation and commissioning process as well as powerful fleet management functions. The end customer, in turn, benefits from access to an abundance of resilient, renewable and safe energy with a system that can be precisely tailored in terms of price and performance. "

Over the past 12 months, Tigo has released major updates and innovations for its Flex MLPE product line to meet the growing demand for high performance solar panels and energy projects that require a diversified set of fire protection, monitoring, management and performance optimization functions. The new product offerings include upgrades of all Tigo TS4 MLPE devices, including those with fast shutdown with module level monitoring to serve modules up to 700W, and the updated Energy Intelligence (EI) software solution to simplify fleet management for installers.

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