The Commissioning of a Tigo system is divided into 2 stages:
- Tigo's equipment commissioning
- Standard commissioning process
Using Tigo SMART Asset Management (Click here to learn more) you can replace many of the on-site field tests with remote online tests, saving time and money.
Tigo Equipment Commissioning
To commission the Tigo equipment there are 2 simple steps that need to be completed:
The Tigo SMART app should be used for the following steps.
1. Network test: Perform a network test from the Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA) to make sure it is communicating with the Tigo cloud. This will ensure that module-level monitoring can be displayed on your computer or portable device.
For systems with multiple CCAs installed, perform the test on each one to ensure that module level data will be reported for the entire system.
2. Discovery: The Discovery process is the last step of the Tigo equipment commissioning process.
Note: The Discovery process can be initiated only after the online configuration of the system has been completed and downloaded by the CCA. Requires an Internet connection.
During Discovery, the CCA will first search for all connected TAPs and then scan for and acknowledge finding X out of Y modules. This process establishes communication from the CCA to the Smart Modules and/or optimizers, for monitoring, safety and optimization purposes.
Once the CCA has confirmed that it has found all modules in the system, it will begin a system update. Feel free to leave the site at this point; the CCA will update the system and complete the discovery process on its own.
For systems with multiple CCAs, Discovery should be initiated on a single CCA at a time. Once the TAPs are found and the module scan has begun, Discovery can be initiated on another CCA.
These 3 steps should be performed for each CCA before leaving the site. and the status can be confirmed using the Tigo SMART app.
Standard Commissioning Process
After commissioning the Tigo system you can follow the standard procedures of commissioning a site.
With Smart Modules and / or Tigo optimizers you can do each of the standard commissioning tests other than:
- Short circuit test
- IV curve tracing test
These tests are currently not supported by Smart Modules and / or optimizers.
However, you can utilize the SMART Asset Management to perform similar tests and in much shorter time! Click here for a case study as an example.
See the Tools and Overview article for more information.