SOLAR+STORAGE

Tigo Energy Partners with Advanced Solar to Grow the Solar Market in Texas

Tigo Energy | September 16, 2021

Tigo Energy, Inc., the solar industry’s leading Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) supplier, today announced a partnership with Advanced Solar and Electric, among the largest solar energy providers in Southern Texas. Advanced Solar and Electric is currently the lead customer for a new solar offering from Tigo Energy that will help service the large and growing renewable energy market in Texas.

Advanced Solar and Electric is an innovator in the residential energy field, with more than 4,000 satisfied customers in the South Texas area. Since 2017, the company has implemented a unique Power Generation Guaranty for homeowners. This guarantee takes the guesswork out of the process for homeowners and provides the peace of mind and security for the first three years of system ownership. The service is made possible by the high-quality design, installation, and electrical work provided by the in-house team of expert solar professionals at Advanced Solar. As the only contractor in San Antonio that offers a warranty on installation and energy production, Advanced Solar strives to support installation value and success.

Advanced Solar is the ideal type of partner for Tigo and our newest product families.The combination of high-quality workmanship, solar energy expertise, and unsurpassed customer service matches the value propositions of the forthcoming Tigo products as we enter this exciting market together.

Jurgen Krehnke, chief commercial officer, at Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy has always been an entrepreneurial company, and we are excited about this new set of products. We are proud to be the first installer in the world to offer a new solution from Tigo to our customers in South Texas.

Don Dickey, founder and owner and chief operating officer, at Advanced Solar and Electric

Tigo Energy is meeting with its installer customers and partners during the week of September 20, 2021, to deliver product and technical briefings about the Company’s innovative new solar solution. To schedule a meeting to learn about the new product offering, please go to the Tigo Website. A formal product announcement is planned prior to the end of September 2021.

About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy is the worldwide leader in Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) with innovative solutions that increase solar energy production, decrease operating costs, and significantly enhance safety of solar energy systems. The Tigo TS4 platform maximizes the benefit of solar and provides customers with the most scalable, versatile, and reliable MLPE solution available. Tigo was founded in Silicon Valley in 2007 to accelerate the adoption of solar energy worldwide. Tigo systems operate on seven continents and produce gigawatt hours of reliable, clean, affordable, and safe solar energy daily. With a global team, Tigo Energy is dedicated to making the best MLPE on earth so more people can enjoy the benefits of solar.

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Wind resource assessments are the cornerstone of any financial model of a wind farm. They represent a key input into the calculation of revenue and therefore the valuation of a potential investment. In South Africa, the first wind farm investments under the REIPPPP took place in 2012 and we now have the opportunity, as sufficient operational data is available, to evaluate the accuracy of the wind resource assessments.


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ENERGY

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PPL Corporation | June 02, 2022

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Wind resource assessments are the cornerstone of any financial model of a wind farm. They represent a key input into the calculation of revenue and therefore the valuation of a potential investment. In South Africa, the first wind farm investments under the REIPPPP took place in 2012 and we now have the opportunity, as sufficient operational data is available, to evaluate the accuracy of the wind resource assessments.

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