2000 Inverter Models From Over 80 Inverter Companies Work with Tigo’s Smart PV Technology

  2000 Inverter Models From Over 80 Inverter Companies Work with Tigo’s Smart
  PV Technology

  Tigo Energy Crosses a Milestone, Asserting Itself as the Only Optimization
          Technology Complimenting the Major Inverter Manufacturers

Business Wire

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- March 26, 2014

Tigo Energy, the smart module market leader, today announced that its PV
optimization solutions for the solar industry reached another milestone. Tigo
Energy solutions are now successfully operating with over two thousand (2000)
different types of inverters from over eighty (80) different suppliers. These
inverters range from small residential to large utility, covering a widespread
geography including: Antarctica, Australia, Japan, China, South America, North
America, Europe, Middle East and more. This milestone provides further
validation that Tigo Energy is the clear leader in the smart module space,
with the only solution that enables module manufacturers the flexibility to
handle any number of different inverter architectures.

“Fundamentally we believe that our smart module technology needs to work
within the strong ecosystem the solar industry has generated over the past
decade,” said Ben Hill GM of Trina Europe. “Trinasmart optimized by Tigo
Energy gives us the flexibility to deploy the solution to any geography and
gives our customers the most choice possible for their balance of systems
decisions. We think this is the most bankable and strategic direction
long-term.”

Tigo Energy’s technology is the only available solution that has received
written notification of compliance with all of the major inverter
manufacturers. These declarations of compliance highlight the compatibility of
Tigo Energy’s technology with their inverter topologies and that their
standard warranties are valid when used with Tigo’s smart module or optimizer
solutions.

“Tigo set out to build a company that would provide the most reliable, best
featured, and cost effective optimization solution complementing any inverter
and or solar PV module,” said Zvi Alon CEO of Tigo Energy. “The recent
milestone results from working collaboratively with inverter manufacturers and
PV module suppliers while proving scalability and bankability in multiple
vertical solutions. Tigo continues to provide an open architecture with strong
partnerships giving solar PV module manufacturers the most scalable solution
and enabling end-customers the most bankable and diverse range of choices.”

Inverter manufacturers have also worked with Tigo Energy to promote and enable
easier adoption of this architecture. Earlier this year Tigo Energy and KACO
new energy announced the introduction of the KACO blueplanet M-series. The new
line of inverters integrates Tigo Energy’s Management Unit and communications
infrastructure directly inside the KACO inverter. This collaboration reduces
the number of components a system installer needs to manage, making it easier
and faster to install smart modules optimized by Tigo Energy.

“Tigo Energy is a strategic partner for us,” said Scott Sullivan Director of
Sales and Marketing for KACO new energy. “Both Tigo and KACO believe that
central inversion is the only long-term, cost-effective, and reliable solution
for the industry. Tigo Energy’s Smart Module technology adds functionality to
the architecture and enhances our own product offering. Our partnership allows
us each to focus on what we do best, KACO making the best-in-class inverter
technologies and Tigo on world-leading smart module technology. Together we
offer the best combination of bankability, performance, and customer
satisfaction in the industry for module-level power electronics.”

Trinasmart and the KACO blueplanet M-series are available and shipping today.

To learn more about Tigo Energy and our partners please visit
http://www.tigoenergy.com.

About Tigo Energy

Tigo Energy is the market leader in smart module technology for the solar
industry.The Silicon Valley Company utilizes a patented technology to
increase energy production, simplify design and installation, improve fire
safety, and ensure the highest uptime and reliability with cloud-based
monitoring. Tigo Energy’s highly integrated solution is the first and most
successful smart module solution in the industry. For more information please
visit www.tigoenergy.com.

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and
services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives
smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers
worldwide. The company’s industry-shaping position is based on innovation
excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and
environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit
www.trinasolar.com.

About KACO new energy

KACO new energy is a powerful global leading partner for PV system solutions
and has built a tradition of excellence in the photovoltaic inverter and power
electronics industries. The German-based factory engineers have been
developing, designing and manufacturing current inverters and power
electronics for more than 60 years. The KACO blueplanet product family has set
new standards in photovoltaic applications—particularly in reliability,
efficiency, power density, and patented technology to meet NEC requirements.
As the heart of photovoltaic installation, the KACO inverter pumps electricity
into the public grid continuously and efficiently. The efficiency of the KACO
blueplanet inverters will earn money and a solid return on solar investment.

Visit our website to learn more about KACO new energy:www.kaco-newenergy.com

Contact:

Tigo Energy
James Bickford, +1 408-402-0802
Marketing@Tigoenergy.com
or
Trina Solar Limited
Yvonne Young, +(86) 519-8517-6878 (Changzhou)
Investor Relations
ir@trinasolar.com
 
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