New Tigo tool will help identify powerline communications issues in design phase
Tigo unveiled the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool and extensive training materials to enable solar installers and EPCs to provide high-quality solar solutions to C&I solar system owners. Following on from the recently announced Tigo Pure Signal technology, Tigo is once again leveraging its technical expertise for its customers with a design validation tool and accompanying training materials that help installers identify potential issues with PLC (powerline communication) signal integrity in large-scale C&I solar. can identify. systems.
Failures in PLC signals, often referred to as “crosstalk”, can lead to reduced effectiveness of system communication functions in large-scale PV systems. The updated TS4 design and installation course now includes best practices for mitigating PLC crosstalk problems in the design phase before they can cause disturbances in the field. In turn, the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool can be used to quickly identify crosstalk risks in array plans or in systems already deployed. The new tool is designed to be vendor neutral and can provide guidance for solving communication problems with rapid shutdown of solar PLCs with Tigo or competitor solutions.
After the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool process is completed, installers immediately receive an assessment of the risk of PLC performance issues in the form of a score. Integrated into the Tigo Academy, the Tigo TS4 Design and Installation course includes a section on PLC quick disconnect system design and a technical deep dive into the Tigo TS4 Flex MLPE product line. Through practical guidance and best practices to ensure optimal system performance, installers can learn how to properly design, install and commission a Tigo TS4 system using a compatible solar inverter. The comprehensive two-hour course includes a certification exam worth 1.5 NABCEP continuing education credits.
“A key part of our mission at Tigo is to put installers at the heart of everything we do, and investing in tools and training is no small part of that,” said JD Dillon, chief marketing officer at Tigo Energy. “The resources we announced today represent where the installer aspect of our mission meets our commitment to quality. As our partners in the field increase their commitment with increasingly larger installations, we support them with things like this new PLC Tool, Pure Signal technology and impactful continuing education to help them design and support the highest quality PV installations .”
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