Upsolar has unveiled a new line of smart modules featuring an optimizer by Tigo Energy. The modules have been certified by TÜV Rheinland for use in Europe and North America and are available for residential, commercial and utility-scale installations.
The smart modules include Tigo’s optimizer being embedded into the modules’ junction boxes during the manufacturing process. Upsolar noted that the integration of the two units allows it to offer its customers a smooth installation, lower operation and maintenance costs and an overall enhanced system performance. Users will be able to monitor the performance of the module and system levels through Tigo Energy’s module-level monitoring software and mobile app.
“The performance of Tigo Energy’s optimizer has exceeded our expectations, and we were eager to incorporate the company’s technology directly into our modules to improve the performance and economics of solar for both installers and customers,” said Stephane Dufrenne, Chief Technolgoy Officer of Upsolar. “We’ve already seen strong demand for the integrated product across major markets and expect this trend to continue as we pave the way to cost-neutral installations for PV systems of all sizes and designs with module-level power electronics.”