Tigo Introduces NewTigo Access Point (TAP)as UL-Certified Communication Device for TS4 Platform

Tigo®, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, today announced
the availability of its new Tigo
Access Point (TAP). The TAP is Tigo’s new wireless device for
communication between the Cloud
Connect Advanced (CCA) universal data logger and the TS4 units –
integrated (TS4-X),
retrofitted/add-on (TS4-R-X),
and retrofitted/add-on for 2 modules (TS4-R-X-Duo). Similar to
the Tigo’s legacy Gateway product, the TAP is small in size with a wider
range and increased module capacity. TAP is now shipping worldwide.
Consult your preferred
PV supplier, or contact sales@tigoenergy.com
for more information.

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The TAP is Tigo’s new wireless device for communication between the Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA) universal data logger and the TS4 units. (Photo: Business Wire)

The TAP improves the data management of residential, commercial, and
industrial solar systems by wirelessly communicating with smart
modules. Each TAP collects data from up to 300 TS4 units (~100kW
systems) or up to 600 modules using TS4-R-X-Duo (~160kW systems). It
also greatly improves safety with module-level deactivation for Rapid
Shutdown. When paired with a CCA, the TAP provides unparalleled
visibility into solar installations.

The highlights of TAP include:

• UL-Certified for Rapid Shutdown

• Outdoor rating of IP68

• Module-level deactivation

• High definition, sampling as low as every 2 seconds

• Scalable architecture

• Mounts easily on module frame without tools

• Simplified installation due to new & improved wiring compartment

• Available for new integrated & retrofitted/add-on systems

“The new TAP was developed in response to the growing demand for
reliable Rapid Shutdown solutions,” says Zvi Alon, Chairman & CEO at
Tigo. “Our main goals were to improve visibility, simplify installation,
and ensure safety in a communication device that can now individually
collect data from hundreds of smart modules. Tigo’s commercial and
industrial project partners with large PV systems especially benefit
from this cost-competitive solution in time for NEC 2017 to take effect.”

What comprises a Tigo system with TAP?

The Tigo system has three components. First, the TAP which wirelessly
communicates with the smart modules and is hardwired to the CCA via a
RS485 cable. Second, the smart PV modules that are equipped with
integrated (TS4-X), retrofitted/add-on (TS4-R-X), or retrofitted/add-on
for 2 modules (TS4-R-X-Duo). Third, the CCA which collects data from all
PV system components – including modules, inverters, revenue-grade
meter, etc. – and sends system information to the cloud.

Tigo’s TAP is ready to order and shipping now via distributors and
partners worldwide. For price and delivery call +1.408.402.0802 ext. 1,
contact sales@tigoenergy.com,
or visit www.tigoenergy.com.

About Tigo Energy, Inc.

Tigo is a Silicon Valley company founded in 2007 by a team of
experienced technologists. Combining a unique systems-level approach
with expertise in semi-conductors, power electronics, and solar energy,
the Tigo team developed the first-generation Smart Module Optimizer
technology for the solar industry. Tigo’s vision is to leverage integrated
and retrofitted
Flex MLPE and communications
technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. By partnering
with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo
is able to focus on its key innovation with the smartest TS4 modular
platform and leverage the broader ecosystem. Tigo has operations
in the USA, across Europe, Latin America, Japan, China, Australia and
the Middle East. Visit www.tigoenergy.com.

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