Suntech has announced the introduction of a new smart solar module to its product portfolio. The new application will enhance Suntech’s smart DC module system’s performance through the accessibility of wireless communications, the optimisation of power output, and the availability of real-time monitoring, while ensuring a reduction in the overall maintenance costs.
Compared to a traditional module, the smart DC module provides system with greater connectivity, efficiency and output.
Suntech’s smart DC module offers increased safety, flexible system design, reduced O&M costs, and real-time monitoring. The Tigo TS4 universal junction box platform enables choice over exact options wanted for any given project or customer, from safety features to module-level diagnostics and maximised energy harvest. The TS4 universal base plate can be matched with one of several TS4 covers containing the application electronics. Together they form a new generation of junction boxes; flexible, replaceable and upgradable, accompanied by a powerful PV 2.0 communication-centric architecture backend.
Suntech plans to integrate the Tigo TS4 platform to a variety of its modules that cater to both rooftop and commercial markets in Europe and Australia.
The smart module with the Tigo TS4 is fully integrated and compatible with all leading inverters, monitoring equipment, and mounting solutions. By providing shade tolerance at the cell level, the Suntech smart DC modules will produce more energy than modules equipped with the leading DC optimisers or micro-inverters. Increasing power output in constricted installation spaces, the Suntech smart DC module offer up to 30% longer strings that reduce BOS cost of system.
September 2015 onwards.