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Tigo Energy teams with Solar Juice to expand Australia presence

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    Tigo covers a diverse mix of markets including the Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica. Image: Tigo

Engineering and energy consultancy firm, Tigo Energy has announced partnership with wholesale distributor, Solar Juice to expand operations in Australia.  

Australian distributor Solar Juice is to add Tigo’s retrofit optimiser product and also Trina Solar’s new line of ‘Trina smart’ modules, optimised by Tigo, to its distribution lines.

Tigo has said there is growing demand in Australia for its smart module products and that it wants to further grow its efforts in Australia “and to help drive solar to even greater adoption in this market,” said Jeff Routledge general manager of Australia at Tigo.

Tigo entered the Australian market four years ago.

“Australia is one of the top five markets in the world for module-level power electronics,” said Andrew Burgess co-founder and sales director of Solar Juice

Tigo claims its products are an open-architecture solution in optimisation, and its solution works with any inverter, incorporating technology at module-level MPPT, for design flexibility, shade tolerance and increased energy harvest.

The Trina modules also supposedly have Tigo’s optimiser built directly into the junction box, requiring no extra boxes for installation.

The Tigo technology also uses remote and automatic shutdown at the module-level and enables monitoring of every module in the array to increase safety.

DNV GL also recently verified Helioscope, a software package that models PV systems and can be used to accurately evaluate the performance of smart module optimising technology made by Tigo.


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