New Tigo tool will certainly help identify powerline communications issues in design phase

Aug 3, 2022 04:10 PM ET
  • Tigo has actually unveiled the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool and increased training product to encourage solar installers and EPCs to offer high-quality solar remedies for C&I solar system owners.

Complying with the lately revealed Tigo Pure Signal modern technology, Tigo is once again leveraging its technical competence for its customers with a design validation tool as well as friend training material that will help installers preemptively identify possible PLC (powerline communications) signal integrity issues in large-scale C&I solar systems.

Disturbances in PLC signals, commonly described as "crosstalk," can lead to decreased effectiveness of system communications works in large-scale PV systems. The updated TS4 Design and Installment Course now includes best methods around reducing PLC crosstalk issues at the design stage before they can create interruptions in the field. The Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool, consequently, can be made use of to quickly identify crosstalk risk in range strategies or in systems currently deployed. The new tool was made to be vendor-neutral and can supply support on how to settle PLC quick shutdown communications issues for solar systems with either Tigo or competitor remedies.

After the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool process is finished, installers obtain an immediate assessment of the risk of PLC performance issues in the form of a score. The Tigo TS4 Design as well as Setup Course, incorporated into the Tigo Academy, includes an area on PLC rapid shutdown system design along with a technical deep dive into the Tigo TS4 Flex MLPE line of product. Via useful advice and ideal methods to guarantee optimum system performance, installers can discover exactly how to appropriately make, set up and also commission a Tigo TS4 system using any type of compatible solar inverter. The detailed two-hour course consists of a certification exam worth 1.5 NABCEP proceeding education and learning credits.

" A vital part of our mission at Tigo is to maintain installers at the facility of everything we do, as well as investing in tools and also training is no small part of that," stated JD Dillon, chief advertising and marketing police officer at Tigo Power. "The resources we introduced today represent the location at which the installer aspect of our objective intersects with our commitment to top quality. As our companions in the field raise their risks with ever before bigger setups, we are sustaining them with points similar to this new PLC Tool, Pure Signal modern technology, as well as impactful continuing education and learning to help them develop and also support the best PV installments."

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