This article summarizes the different types of deployment for the Tigo Flex MLPE TS4 systems. There is a 2nd article on the topic TS4 Systems - Selective Deployment – Tigo Help Center (tigoenergy.com)
ATTENTION! The 4 methods of deployment are covered in detail in the Tigo TS4 Design &Installation Certification Course. All Tigo Installers and Designers are highly encouraged to take this course.
The following table shows the deployment options that are supported and recommended by Tigo.
TS4-O and TS4-S models must be connected to a TAP and CCA with the CCA having Internet access to reach Tigo servers. The CCA data logger provides detailed information about the module-level operations for power monitoring, and other troubleshooting. With this information, you can monitor performance and diagnose issues through viewing the system on the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) App or web site.
Full Deployment - TS4-A-O (optimizers) deployed on every PV module with monitoring enabled via the CCA and TAP. For more information, see TS4 Systems - Full Deployment.
This diagram depicts optimizer on every panel, called 'full deployment":
Selective Deployment of Optimizers - A combination of TS4-A-O and TS4-A-S deployed on every PV module, with monitoring enabled via the CCA and TAP. For examples, see TS4 Systems - Selective Deployment.
Partial Deployment (formerly called 'selective' deployment) - TS4-A-O deployed on some PV modules but not all, with monitoring enabled via the CCA and TAP. For more information, see TS4 Systems - Partial Deployment.
Blind Deployment (Unmonitored systems - will not enable rapid shutdown) - TS4-A-O and/or TS4-A-S deployed without a CCA and TAP (method not supported by Tigo).
For more information, see TS4 Systems - Blind Deployment.
Notice: The Tigo Limited Warranty stipulates that monitoring functionality must be configured with TAP, CCA, & connection to the Internet in order for the system to be considered as eligible for full warranty coverage. For more information, please review the Tigo Limited Warranty for TS4 products, Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA), and Tigo Access Point (TAP).