SMA PV Inverters Gain Rapid Shutdown with Tigo’s UL Certification - February 5, 2019

SMA PV Inverters Gain Rapid Shutdown with Tigo’s UL Certification

The combined solution offers reduced installation time, lower total cost of ownership, and compliance with NEC 2017 regulations for residential and commercial systems.

Los Gatos, CA, February 5, 2019 – Tigo®, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, today announced the new Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification of its TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems (RSS) with SMA, a global provider of residential & commercial inverters. The SMA inverters listed below were successfully certified with Tigo’s RSS solutions TS4-F (Fire Safety), TS4-O (Optimization), and TS4-L (Long String). Tigo is currently compatible and available with SMA and more tier one certified inverter manufacturing partners throughout the U.S. Contact Tigo to learn more about RSS information for integrated or retrofitted PV installations. 

This UL certification is part of Tigo’s multivendor initiative providing customers with the advantages of reliable, safe, and cost-effective solutions. The use of Tigo smart modules and high efficiency inverters allows design flexibility for installers to comply with National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 690.12 RSS regulations. Tigo has also been internationally recognized as the only module-level power electronic vendor with UL-certified RSS with multiple PV module manufacturers. To learn more about Tigo’s RSS solutions, join Tigo’s online NABCEP-accredited trainings.

The following SMA inverters are newly UL-listed as a Rapid Shutdown System with Tigo’s TS4 units:


TS4-F (Fire Safety) 
The most cost-effective RSS solution with SunSpec-defined power-line communication.

TS4-S (Safety)

The only UL-certified multivendor RSS solution includes module-level monitoring.
SMA SB6.0-1SP-US-40* SMA STP 20000TL-US-10* SMA SB3.0-1SP-US-40* 
SMA SB5.0-1SP-US-40* SMA STP 24000TL-US-10*SMA SB3.8-1SP-US-40* 
SMA STP 12000TL-US-10* SMA STP 30000TL-US-10*SMA SB7.0-1SP-US-40*
SMA STP 15000TL-US-10* SMA STP 50-US-40* SMA SB7.7-1SP-US-40* 

TS4-O (Optimization) and TS4-L (Long Strings)

The only UL-certified multivendor RSS in the U.S. solar market also include additional features like optimization and long string designs.
SMA STP33 US-41SMA STP 12000TL-US-10* SMA STP 50-US-40* 
SMA STP50 US-41SMA STP 15000TL-US-10* SMA SB3.0-1SP-US-40* 
SMA STP62 US-41SMA STP 20000TL-US-10* SMA SB3.8-1SP-US-40* 
SMA SB6.0-1SP-US-40* SMA STP 24000TL-US-10*SMA SB7.0-1SP-US-40*
SMA SB5.0-1SP-US-40* SMA STP 30000TL-US-10*SMA SB7.7-1SP-US-40* 
*previously certified

Tigo is currently taking orders - for price and delivery of RSS UL-certified TS4 products, contact +1.408.402.0802 ext. 1, sales@tigoenergy.com, or consult your preferred solar distributor. For more information about SMA inverters, contact Sales@SMA-America.com or visit http://www.SMA-America.com


About SMA 
The SMA Group with sales of around €900 million in 2017 is a global leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems and large-scale PV power plants. To increase PV self-consumption efficiently, SMA system technology can easily be combined with different battery technologies. Intelligent energy management and digital energy solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range. The company is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, is represented in 19 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in Development. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 1,200 patents and utility models. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is listed in the SDAX index.

About Tigo Energy, Inc.
Tigo is a Silicon Valley company founded in 2007 by a team of experienced technologists. Combining a unique systems-level approach with expertise in semiconductors, power electronics, and solar energy, the Tigo team developed the first-generation Smart Module Optimizer technology for the solar industry. Tigo's vision is to leverage integrated and retrofitted Flex MLPE and communications technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. By partnering with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo is able to focus on its key innovation with the smartest TS4 modular platform and leverage the broader ecosystem. Tigo has operations in the USA, Europe, Latin America, Japan, China, Australia, and the Middle East. Visit www.tigoenergy.com.
Media Contact for Tigo
Tiffany Douglass
408.402.0802 x 430