Tigo Energy Inc., a Flex MLPE supplier, achieved a milestone with the addition of the array at Portland International Airport (PDX). This array will be used to deploy dedicated rapid shut down MLPE devices across solar arrays all over the world. Elemental Energy, an Oregon-based firm that specializes in solar design and installations, designed and installed this array.
In support of the PDX airport’s sustainability goals and LEED certification, Elemental Energy used Tigo TS4-A-F rapid shutdown devices to complete a custom, 600-foot solar array on a new parking garage at the airport. The Tigo TS4A/F devices are used to enable fire safety and rapid shutdown of the 75 kWp system. The PDX awning also includes 400W solar panels from Trina Solar, and the Sunny TripowerCORE1 inverter by SMA.
“Our customer needed a reliable solution that mirrored their installed base of SMA products and met all current codes related to Rapid Shutdown, and Tigo had the solution to do both,” says Katie Martin, construction manager at Elemental Energy. “Tigo fulfilled all of the project’s goals with its inverter compatibility and rapid shutdown requirements. The modules installed beautifully under the custom awning structure and the Tigo TS4s worked like a charm with the SMA inverter.”
“With more than two and a half million dedicated rapid shutdown devices globally, our products deliver safe and reliable solar energy around the globe, and we are grateful to our inverter partners, module manufacturers, installers, distributors, and customers for helping us reach this milestone,” states Zvi Alon, chairman and CEO at Tigo Energy. “We look forward to continuing our work alongside partners like Elemental Energy as we help generate sustainable energy and deliver industry-leading compatibility and scale for solar installers everywhere.”