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Tigo Energy Module Maximizer Solution

Tigo Energy Module Maximizer Solution

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The Tigo Energy Maximizer Solution corrects for power mismatches caused by soiling, module aging, temperature, clouds, orientation and shade, and delivers up to 20% more energy harvest through its dynamic module balancing technology. The Tigo Energy Module Maximizer is a DC-side solution that can be paired with any of the most popular inverters in the industry, offering a complimentary solution that enhances the performance of the system and improves overall energy production.

Each Tigo Energy Module Maximizer commnicates with the Tigo Energy Maximizer Management Unit (MMU), which sets the Maximum Power Point (MPP) of each module via impedance matching rather than DC to DC power conversion.

Tigo's PV-Safe technology improves safety by turning off power output at each module on command, either remotely through the online management software or by pressing the PV-Safe button on the MMU. When this feature is used alongside the standard DC disconnect at the inverter, the system or sub-section voltage can be easily turned off for maintenance or emergency services.

The Module Maximizer also has an optional theft prevention feature that alerts the system owner if modules are unexpectedly disconnected from the system day or night. This triggers alerts that can be sent directly to the owner, security companies, and/or law enforcement.

Listed to UL 1741 for the U.S. and Canada.


Module Maximizer-ES (MM-ES)

With the Tigo Energy Series Solution (MM-ES), plugs directly into the module cables and attaches to the underside of the module frames, then the modules are connected in series as in a normal array. The polycarbonate enclosures eliminates the need for additional grounding. The MM-ES solution provides an industry-leading 99.5% average conversion efficiency and can enhance the performance of even well-designed un-shaded arrays.

Tigo's four MM-ES models cover a broad range of PV modules. Choose the correct model based on your PV module's maximum temperature corrected open-circuit voltage (Voc) and connector type. The Maximizers are covered by a 20 year warranty.


Purchasing a Tigo Energy Maximizer System

Example 1

4kW residential system

(20) 215W modules

(1) 4kW string inverter

Tigo Energy System:

(20) ES50 4W (Maximizers)

(1) MMU (Management Unit)

(1) MP-RES (residential 5-year monitoring)

Example 2

350 kW commercial system

(1,520) 230W modules

(2) roof surfaces

(1) 350kW central inverter

Tigo Energy System:

(1,520) ES50 4W (Maximizers)

(4) MMU (1 Management Unit per 400 modules)

(1,520) Units of MP-COM (commercial monitoring)


Maximizer Management Unit (MMU)


Active System Management

The Tigo Energy Maximizer Management Unit (MMU) communicates between the Module Maximizers and the inverter, controls processes in real time and sends data to a remote server in order to allow multiple users to observe and interact with the monitoring system. The Tigo Energy management software provides many applications to provide greater control over performance, including module-level granularity, alerts and maintenance reports. Understanding the performance levels of each system component allows for quick and cost-effective maintenance. On-demand maintenance reports help crews directly target problem areas, reducing time in the field and O&M costs. Crews arrive on site with the correct replacement components and tools to get the job done quickly.

Each Tigo Energy Maximizer system includes one MMU, with the option of a second unit for system redundancy. The MMU mounts near the inverter and has a manual user interface and LCD display housed in a NEMA 3 enclosure for on-site programming. It communicates with each PV module in the system, provides management and control functions for the module Maximizers, and serves as a gateway to the Data Center. The Maximizer Management Unit is pre-configured with CAT-5 Ethernet access and each Management Unit kit includes a complimentary Gateway to extend the range of wireless communication to the Maximizer.

The Tigo Energy PV-Safe feature allows system owners to disconnect the module from the bus at the Maximizer. This feature can be activated with a safety button located on the Management Unit and automatically activated upon tripping the AC main switch. This allows for system installation, maintenance, and emergency work to be done without endangering personnel with high DC voltage.


Sensor Box and Sensors








Additional sensors may be ordered with the Tigo Energy Maximizer System for measuring light intensity, back panel temperature, or revenue-grade metering. The sensor accessories are powered RS-485 devices and are connected through the Gateway. Install the accessories within the array as desired and place the Tigo Energy Sensor Box in close proximity to the sensor(s). The sensor accessories are provided with an extension Y-cable (one male and two female connectors).




Tigo model

Maximizer type

Max module watts

Module voltage (Vmp Range)

Max voltage (Voc)

Max input current (Isc)

Max continuous current (Imp)

Module connector type

Item code

ES050V300W-3W

ES (Series)

300

16-48

52 V

10A

9.5 A

MC3

030-09301

ES050V300W-4W

ES (Series)

300

16-48

52 V

10A

9.5 A

MC4

030-09302

ES050V300W-5W

ES (Series)

300

16-48

52 V

10A

9.5 A

Tyco

030-09303

ES050V300W-6W

ES (Series)

300

16-48

52 V

10A

9.5 A

H+S Radox

030-09304

ES075V350W-4W

ES (Series)

350

30-65

75 V

7.5 A

6.5 A

MC4

030-09305

ES075V350W-5W

ES (Series)

350

30-65

75 V

7.5 A

6.5 A

Tyco

030-09306

ES110V300W-3W

ES (Series)

300

30-89

110 V

5A

4.7 A

MC3

030-09307

ES110V300W-4W

ES (Series)

300

30-89

110 V

5A

4.7 A

MC4

030-09308

ES170V300W-4W

ES (Series)

300

30-140

170 V

3A

2.6 A

MC4

030-09309

MU-ESW

Tigo Energy Maximizer Management Unit (for series configurations)

030-09277

MU-GTWY

Extra Gateway (boost signal strength for large systems, with Y-cable)

030-09289

TS

Accessory - temperature sensor (with Y-cable)

030-09282

LS

Accessory - light sensor (with Y-cable)

030-09280

REVAC

Accessory - revenue grade AC meter (for PBI reporting)

030-09288

MP-RES-060

5-year option: Residential Site Monitoring License (per system) - for systems up to 10kWp AC

030-09285

MP-COM-060

5-year option: Commercial Site Monitoring License (per Maximizer) for systems from 10kW-1MWp

030-09287

MP-RES-120

10-year option: Residential Site Monitoring License (per system) - for systems up to 10kWp AC

030-09294

MP-COM-120

10-year option: Commercial Site Monitoring License (per Maximizer) - for systems from 10kW-1MWp

030-09295

MP-RES-240

20-year option: Residential Site Monitoring License (per system) - for systems up to 10kWp AC

030-02600

MP-COM-240

20-year option: Commercial Site Monitoring License (per Maximizer) - for systems from 10kW-1MWp

030-09296