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Tigo Hybrid Inverter Allows Solar Integrators to Offer Scaleable Investment Solution

Best Solar Power Inverter - Tigo

Tigo has made a name for themselves in the solar industry for producing high quality module level electronics since 2007. Recently, they added inverters to their reputable and high-performing product offering in the solar energy market. In this article, we’ll explore the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) Hybrid Inverter.

Introducing the Tigo EI Hybrid Inverter

Best solar power inverter - Tigo EI InverterAn inverter is one of the most important components of a solar energy system, converting the direct current (DC) electricity generated by solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used on the electrical grid. Most inverters on the market are tied solely to the grid for backup and require homeowners to decide at the time of purchase whether or not they want to add a battery backup to the system. Historically, that would require an additional inverter for battery power and other additional components. It all adds up to additional investment. The Tigo EI inverter solves that problem.

Tigo’s new EI inverter is a hybrid inverter, meaning it can accept an input from the Tigo EI battery as well as a PV array. Tigo EI Batteries can be added at any time and work directly with the EI inverter. It features a DC coupling architecture that makes it a great fit for new solar projects. But it also has the flexibility to be used in an AC coupled existing residential solar system. This revolutionary new inverter is available in three sizes- 3.8kW, 7.6kW, and 11.4 kW.

End User Benefits of the Tigo EI Inverter

Tigo’s EI Hybrid Inverter is one of the most innovative modules of its kind in the solar market, overcoming many of the barriers to solar energy that previously existed for customers:

  • Rooftops with complex roof geometries or shading are no longer an issue. This inverter has the ability to use the sun when it’s available and rely on a backup battery when it’s not.
  • Homeowners are empowered to pay only for the capabilities that they want or that their site conditions demand. Rapid shutdown and module level monitoring or optimization components can be added at any time.
  • Rapid shutdown compliance is made easy when the inverter is used with Tigo’s TS4-A-O and TS4-A-F products. It’s all integrated.
  • The inverter has a PV start of only 50 volts. It starts up early in the morning and the solar energy generated can be used to charge the EI battery.
  • If there’s not enough solar power present, the inverter can also be programmed to use the grid to charge the battery.

Tigo solar power inverter system diagram

More Options to Meet the Needs of Your Customers

Solar integrators love the Tigo EI Inverter because it makes solar power more flexible and accessible to a broader customer base. Tigo built this inverter with homeowners’ budgets in mind. This inverter allows end users an entry level path into solar with the option to upgrade and add optimizers now or in the future. They only pay for what they need or want at the time of initial installation.

Broaden Your Horizons and Customer Base with Agilix and Tigo

The Tigo Hybrid Inverter presents an opportunity to solar integrators who routinely encounter the same objections with customers. You now have a solution that’s designed to overcome many of the limiting factors to entry into solar. Agilix Solutions is your partner in growing your solar business. We have the Tigo EI Inverter and all the accessories you need to take it to the next level. Reach out to your Account Manager or contact your local branch to get started.