Tigo Energy | September 29, 2022
Tigo Energy, Inc., the solar industry's leading Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) supplier, today announced that the solar energy monitoring function in the Tigo Energy Intelligence Solution has logged more than one Terawatt hour of photovoltaic energy generated by customer systems in the European market. Powered by the Tigo TS4 family of MLPE products, the Energy Intelligence Solution reports high-precision, module-level monitoring of solar installations.With PV installations across Europe expected to grow by 40 GW in 2022, solar continues to take a leading position as the clean energy production method of choice throughout the region. With the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) Solution, a comprehensive digital platform designed to optimize the installer experience from commissioning through operations and maintenance (O&M), solar installers, asset owners, and homeowners have a powerful tool to monitor system performance down to the module. When deployed with the Tigo TS4-A-O, Tigo customers can also quickly see the amount of reclaimed energy produced by their solar systems.
“There’s no better way to mitigate module mismatch or shading and keep track of individual module performance than by deploying the Tigo TS4-A-O optimizer with the CCA Kit, Tigo offers great design flexibility, is easy to install, and, as demonstrated by the many neighboring households who followed suit after seeing the results from one installation, offers the kind of smart features which add substantial value for solar customers.”
-Jordi Palet Martinez, solar developer, CEO, and CTO at The IPv6 Company.
The initial residential installation for The Ipv6 Company was in Galapagar, near Madrid. This 9.5kW system serves both home and office with a small data center. The terraced roof and shading dynamics of the structure made optimizers the ideal solution for the fifteen 375Wp modules, and the small data center was well suited for a battery. The installation includes two 400Wp and seven bifacial 410Wp solar modules, a replacement hybrid inverter, a 7.5kWh storage system and full deployment of Tigo TS4-A-O with CCA Kit. The Energy Intelligence (EI) software with patented reclaimed energy features has demonstrated that the optimizers provide a 26% performance improvement. To date, the system has inspired 12 more homeowners in the neighborhood to work with Mr. Palet Martinez to go solar.
“This milestone is a reality thanks to the brilliant work done by our network of distribution partners and installers in communicating the tangible benefits of clean and sustainable solar energy and deploying high-quality systems, Moreover, this milestone highlights the crucial importance of data monitoring in modern photovoltaic installations. System performance visibility is central to success on multiple levels, whether you are a system owner aiming to optimize energy consumption or an installer with an entire fleet of installations to manage.”
-Mirko Bindi, senior vice president of sales and managing director, EMEA at Tigo Energy.
About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy, the worldwide leader in Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), designs innovative solar power conversion and storage products that provide customers more choice and flexibility. The Tigo TS4 platform increases solar production, decreases operating costs, and enhances safety. When combined with the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) platform, it delivers module, system, and fleet-level insights to maximize solar performance and minimize operating costs. The Tigo EI Residential Solar Solution, a flexible solar-plus-storage solution for home installations, rounds out the Company’s portfolio of solar energy technology. Tigo was founded in Silicon Valley in 2007 to accelerate the adoption of solar energy, and its global team supports customers whose systems reliably produce gigawatt hours of safe solar energy on seven continents. Find us online at www.tigoenergy.com.
Fluke | September 23, 2022
Fluke, a leading provider of safe, rugged, and reliable industrial tools and integrated software, Introduced the Solar Multifunction Tester 1000 (SMFT-1000), the latest addition to their expanding line of solar tools. The SMFT-1000 offers up-to-date hardware measurement capabilities with Fluke TruTest® Solar Software integration, simplifying data collection and reporting with a single tool.The SMFT-1000 features:
Industry-standard measuring – IEC compliant Category 1 and 2 Test Regime measurement capabilities include protective earth resistance (Rpe), voltage on open circuit (Voc), short-circuit current (Isc), polarity test, insulating resistance, and 1kV I-V curve tracing capabilities
User-friendly interface – The intuitive interface provides immediate access to the tool dashboard and on-screen automated data analysis
Integrated analysis software – Fluke TruTest® Solar Software compiles data measured by the SMFT-1000 into IEC formatted reports, enabling technicians to create project, site, and client categories to quickly access data and complete tasks on time with minimal training.
“Through the handheld capabilities of the SMFT-1000, PV operations will be able to optimize panel performance with one, comprehensive tool,Equipped with seamless hardware to software integration, this latest addition to our solar product portfolio will ensure that technicians can manage their systems efficiently, accurately, and safely.”
-Allison Wyatt, Fluke global product marketing manager.
The SMFT-1000’s complete package streamlines PV installation, commissioning, and maintenance, allowing PV professionals to complete required tests while the Fluke TruTest® Solar Software compiles data into the industry standard format, cutting down installation time by up to 20% and documentation time by up to 50%. The increased 1kV I-V Curve tracing capability allows users to service larger PV systems, centralizing results across tools. The individual client, project, and site data filing feature helps operation and maintenance professionals recover measurements from past projects and across multiple clients, enabling improved optimization of existing operations.
The SMFT-1000 is the latest addition to the Fluke portfolio of test tools designed for the solar energy industry. Fluke tools operate reliably in the extreme environments — dusty, wet, cold, and hot — that solar professionals work in, and are tested to survive drops that can occur in field work. Fluke tools are designed to keep workers safe in potentially dangerous electrical environments, meeting or exceeding all recommended safety standards.
Attendees of RE+, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, are invited to visit the Fluke Solar Showcase from September 20-22 to get a firsthand look at the SMFT-1000, as well as other key tools that make up the Fluke solar product portfolio. Visitors can test industry-leading hardware and software live with the guidance of on-site experts, exhibiting how Fluke solar tools keep projects running smoothly while ensuring technician safety and preparedness for any task.
More information about the Fluke SMFT-1000 is available at solar.fluke.com.
As the world leader in test and measurement equipment, software, and service, Fluke is committed to advancing sustainability at a global level. Growth in renewable energy industries requires precision measurement, quality control, and reporting capabilities for installation, maintenance, and service. Every day, Fluke customers stake their reputations on Fluke tools—it’s why they depend on Fluke’s reliability, accuracy, and commitment to help them extend their skillsets and professionalism.
Sunnova Energy | September 23, 2022
Sunnova Energy International Inc. ("Sunnova") (NYSE: NOVA), a leading U.S. Energy as a Service (EaaS) provider, announced that it is expanding its energy service offerings to the commercial solar market.Leveraging the Company’s extensive experience in residential solar, Sunnova is expanding into the commercial market to serve the commercial, industrial, agricultural, commercial real estate, non-profit, and public sectors to help business customers become more sustainable and resilient while also providing budget certainty in the face of rising utility rates.
Entry into the commercial sector is supported by the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, which is expected to increase deployment of commercial solar projects by 20% over the next five years, according to the SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report. With the expansion of Sunnova’s energy services into the underserved commercial market, businesses will be able to take control of their energy costs by transitioning to solar, gaining resilient backup power, and tapping into available revenue streams such as selling excess solar energy back to the grid or participating in local grid services.
“Electricity usage can be one of the biggest and most unpredictable costs facing businesses, and unexpectedly losing power due to a utility outage can create additional expense and hardship,We see a significant growth opportunity in the commercial solar market that is a natural extension of our market-leading services on the residential side. We look forward to providing businesses with solutions that will reduce their energy costs and provide local energy generation, as well as insights and control. Our systems offer protection against utility power outages with integrated battery storage, and the ability to reduce carbon emissions. We have helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners across the country realize the benefits of solar and now we will be helping companies adapt to an ever-changing energy landscape by transforming into Sunnova Adaptive Businesses™.”
-William J. (John) Berger, founder and CEO at Sunnova.
With a total addressable market of approximately 145GW that is only 5% penetrated, according to Wood Mackenzie, Sunnova will be leveraging its network of dealers who have wanted to sell commercial solar, or who already do, to facilitate a rapid market entry.
We are excited to enter this underserved sector of the market to help businesses manage their energy needs with a differentiated and innovative approach,” said Michael Grasso, EVP, Chief Marketing and Growth Officer at Sunnova. “Sunnova will offer businesses a complete suite of energy technologies, finance options, and services tailored to meet their specific energy needs, business goals, and local utility rate structures. This expansion of our service offerings will allow us to do for business customers what we have done for residential customers—provide a better energy service at a better price through our new adaptive business technology solutions and 25-year service guarantee, the Sunnova Protect® Business plan.
Sunnova will also provide flexible financing options for systems starting at 50kW that are catered to the preferences and tax status of each business.
Sunnova Energy International Inc. (NYSE: NOVA) is leading U.S. Energy as a Service (EaaS) provider with customers across the U.S. and its territories. Sunnova's goal is to be the source of clean, affordable and reliable energy with a simple mission: to power energy independence so that homeowners have the freedom to live life uninterrupted®.
For more information, please visit sunnova.com