Tigo Energy announced it has shipped more than one million rapid shutdown units worldwide. These units are available from more than 20 distributors in the U.S. as well as Tigo’s PV module and inverter partners in residential and commercial markets. The demand to comply with the U.S. National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 — and now 2020 — 690.12 requirements pushed shipment quantities beyond the company’s expectations. Tigo also makes its rapid shutdown units available worldwide as global demand for cost-effective safety solutions is on the rise.
Tigo’s list of UL-listed inverters exceeds 110 inverters from 15 manufacturers. This UL certification is part of Tigo’s multivendor initiative providing customers with the choice of reliable, safe and cost-effective solutions. The compatibility of Tigo’s UL-listed smart modules and UL-listed inverters with manufacturing partners also allows design flexibility for installers to comply with NEC 2017 and 2020 690.12 PVRSS regulations.
“Tigo’s product reliability is exceptional,” said Zvi Alon, Tigo chairman and CEO. “The worldwide reliability of Tigo’s shipped optimizers is 99.9% with a return rate less than .01%,which is the highest in the industry and four times better than other MLPE solutions. Looking at 2020 and beyond, we predict a significant increase in shipments despite some market resettling of the international tariffs and ignorant critiques of MLPE that rocked the solar industry over the last decade.”
The increase in shipments is attributed to Tigo’s efforts in revamping its presence through distribution partnerships in countries with developing safety standards — like Mexico, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore and more. These regions may not have as strict requirements as the U.S., but the presence also brings attention to the other benefits of Tigo like module-level monitoring and optimization. Distributors of Tigo’s RSS solutions in the U.S. include Anixter, BayWa r.e., Capital Electric, CED Greentech, Fortune Energy, Independent Electric, Inter-Island Solar Supply, Krannich, Platt Electric Supply, PROINSO, Renvu, The PowerStore, Warren Del Caribe, Werner Electric, Wholesale Electric Caribe and more.
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