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Tigo Energy and Solar Juice Announce Strategic Distribution Partnership

Largest Distributor in Australia to Carry Smart Modules and Optimizers from Tigo Energy

LOS GATOS, Calif., April 30, 2014 /BusinessWire/ — Tigo Energy, the smart module market leader, today announced a strategic distribution partnership to meet the growing demand for Tigo optimized solutions in Australia. Solar Juice, the leading Australian distributor, will carry Tigo Energy’s retrofit optimizer product as well as smart modules optimized by Tigo, which is an optimizer embedded in the solar module junction box.

Solar Juice will immediately start to carry Tigo Energy’s industry-leading retrofit optimizer product, which can be used on any solar module and works with any solar inverter. They will also carry Trina Solar’s new line of Trinasmart modules, optimized by Tigo Energy. These modules feature Tigo Energy’s optimizer built directly into the module junction box, requiring no extra boxes to install.

«We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with Tigo Energy to bring their advanced optimization solutions to the rapidly growing Australia market,» said Andrew Burgess co-founder and sales director of Solar Juice. «Australia is one of the top five markets in the world for module-level power electronics and we’re excited to partner with the world-leader in this space to better address our customer’s needs.»

Tigo Energy’s technology is the leading open-architecture solution in the solar optimization space. The Tigo solution works with any inverter giving customers the full range of options for their design and installation preferences. Tigo’s technology incorporates module-level MPPT providing superior design flexibility, shade tolerance, and increased energy harvest. The technology enhances system safety with remote and automatic shutdown at the module-level and enables monitoring of every module in the array.

«Tigo Energy has been active in Australia for the last four years and has demonstrated a strong track record of growth on top of its reputation for good customer service and product reliability,» said Jeff Routledge GM of Australia. «We are pleased to partner with Australia’s distribution leader to further grow our efforts here and to help drive solar to even greater adoption in this market.»