Design for Shade Conditions
Traditionally shade is avoided when designing a solar array because shaded modules bring down the productivity of all other modules in an array. However, Tigo's Smart Modules are able to mitigate mismatch caused by shadowing by enabling each module to produce its maximum available power regardless of other modules’ ability. This significantly increases design flexibility since designers are able to place modules closer to obstacles they would typically avoid. Furthermore, Tigo optimizers enable modules that are always shaded to produce whatever power available from indirect sunlight.
Design Uneven Strings Across Multiple Orientations
Tigo's Smart Module technology also corrects for mismatch resulting from uneven strings. By enabling a variance of up to 25% in string length, system designers are afforded much more flexibility. The Tigo technology also enables uneven strings to be designed across multiple orientations, affording even more flexibility to system designers.
Mixing and Matching Different PV Modules
Tigo's Smart Module technology enables system designers to mix different panel types within the same array. This is important if, for instance, a particular panel needs replacing and the technology is outdated or the manufacturer is no longer in business. This also leaves open the option to install some modules now and some modules later; this potential for expansion means that systems using Tigo's technology are future-proof.
Works With All Leading Inverter Manufacturers
Tigo works with all industry leading inverters, which allows for a non-invasive approach to module-level optimization. The best inverter manufacturers in the market have all approved the used of Tigo Module Maximizers with their inverters. This creates the greatest combination of cost-efficiency, reliability, bankability, system flexibility, and energy harvest.
Tigo's optimization technology provides system designers and installers unparalleled flexibility in design layout, string length, and inverter selection. This elasticity ensures that systems are designed to efficiently harness the maximum amount of energy with the least amount of hassle.
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