SPONSORED: In the last decade, the PV market has gone through some incredible transformations. SolarEdge's Lior Handelsman argues that one new shift could be the use of module-level power electronics for utility-scale solar plants.
Following last year’s announced cooperation with Tigo, PV inverter manufacturer GoodWe is now launching the DNS and SDT rapid shutdown inverter series with MLPE functionalities, a streamlined solution for the optimization of energy yields on the module level which is perfectly adequate for complex system designs and partial shadings – using optimizers on shaded modules recovers an average of 36% energy loss due to mismatch.
SMA Solar Technology has started offering the SMA Power+ Solution, which combines SMA inverter technology and intelligent PV module optimization in a cost-effective, comprehensive package. The basis of the intelligent SMA solution is the new Sunny Boy 3.0-5.0 with the new SMA Smart Connected service.
SMA’s US$20 million investment in ‘smart module’ maker Tigo Energy could help the string inverter maker to meet much-debated fire safety standards that are likely to be introduced in the US, according to one industry analyst.
Tigo Energy has showcased its TS4 platform that is claimed to be the world's first junction box (JBox) platform to offer customers different functionalities, replacing the traditional JBox, dependent on budget considerations.