LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tigo Energy®, the market leader in SmartModule™ technology for photovoltaic (PV) solar, today announced that they have received the industry's first ever certification for embedding their Tigo Energy Junction Box in PV modules for North America and Europe from TUV Rheinland Group.
This groundbreaking certification means that Tigo Energy technology is integrated seamlessly into solar panels and is available for purchase directly from leading module manufacturers. A smart module features all the benefits of panel-level electronics such as fire safety, module level monitoring & MPPT, highest power density and efficiency, with the exact form factor as a traditional module. Integration means no additional installation costs, and reduced shipping, labor and maintenance as all the components are seamlessly manufactured into the module. Performance and safety related certificates for Tigo Energy's SmartModule Junction Box are tested and certified by the globally renowned certification institutions TUV Rheinland Group and TUV Rheinland North America.
"We believe that smart modules will revolutionize the market for PV optimizers, micro-inverters and the solar industry as a whole," said Sam Arditi, CEO, Tigo Energy. "Integrated SmartModules will change the way our customers harvest energy and maintain solar arrays while also keeping them electrically safe. We are proud to partner with a selected number of leading module manufacturers to make SmartModules a reality."
Over the course of two years Tigo Energy coordinated a joint engineering effort with leading junction box and module manufacturers executing extensive product testing to ensure high reliability, safety and performance. As the first to go through the certification process, Tigo Energy actually helped develop the testing standards for Smart Modules.
Tigo Energy will be showcasing their next generation SmartModule technology during Solar Power International in Orlando, September 10-13. You can find them in booth 3133 in the exhibit hall.
About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy designs the #1 PV solar optimizer SmartModule™ technology utilizing patented impedance matching technology enabling 25% more power density and efficiency on any roof or utility project, uneven string lengths and different orientations. Installers and system owners achieve the highest ROI by increasing energy production and maximum system up-time for new systems and retrofits. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, Tigo Energy is an innovative force partnering with module, inverter and combiner box manufacturers to embed these technologies and monitor arcing, fire and safety hazards. Tigo Energy delivers the most effective string monitoring, theft prevention and fleet management.
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