Inverter and battery storage solution targets residential solar systems

06 October 2021

Installers of residential solar energy systems in the U.S. can now secure energy intelligence (EI) inverter and battery hardware solutions from Tigo Energy Inc. These products offer ease-of-installation, more efficient system maintenance and management, and increased flexibility for installers.

The new inverters provide high-efficiency energy conversion for home consumption or export to the grid. When used in combination with Tigo TS4 module level power electronics products, these devices provide module-level optimization, monitoring and rapid shutdown, and enables home energy backup when paired Source: Tigo Energy Inc.Source: Tigo Energy Inc.with a home energy storage system like the EI battery. Available in 7.6 kW and 11.4 kW configurations, the products feature:

  • Up to 200% DC oversizing
  • 50 V starting voltage
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and optional cellular communication
  • Modular and lightweight design

The new EI battery provides energy bill management for time-of-use rate plans and backup energy in the event of a grid outage. To satisfy a comprehensive array of home energy needs, the battery can be configured for both whole-home and critical load backup. Rated at 9.9 kWh of energy per enclosure, with usable capacity of 9.0 kWh, the batteries feature:

  • Scalability up to 40 kWh, with four enclosures per inverter
  • Warranty protection of 132 months or 6,000 cycles
  • 5 kW continuous and 6 kW peak power
  • Operating range between 14° F and 122° F
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