A single shaded panel impacts overall string production if not optimized, but optimizing every panel in the string drives up cost. Tigo Flex MLPE TS4 solution allows for selective optimization of the single shaded panel to recover lost energy and save on cost.
Tigo's optimizers enable each module to produce its maximum power, without affecting adjacent modules in the string. After six months of operating with TS4-R-O's, the system is performing an average 36% better than it did during the equivalent months in 2015 and 2016.
The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power conversion architecture to achieve superior solar power harvesting and best-in-class reliability. The fixed-voltage technology ensures the solar inverter is always working at its optimal input voltage over a wider range of string lengths and regardless of environmental conditions.
A proprietary data monitoring receiver has been integrated into the inverter and aggregates the power optimizer performance data from each PV module. This data can be transmitted to the web and accessed via the SolarEdge Monitoring Portal for performance analysis, fault detection and troubleshooting of PV systems.