Tigo fast shutdown tech licensed by QC Solar for its Smart Junction Boxes

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By Chris Crowell April 13, 2022 View Profile

Module-level power electronics (MLPE) provider Tigo Energy signed a business know-how licensing settlement with QC Solar, a producer of solar PV connectors and PV module junction field merchandise headquartered in Suzhou, China. The licensing settlement permits QC Solar to make use of Tigo RSS know-how in its merchandise and leverage its compatibility with different Tigo elements.

QC Solar will combine Tigo RSS know-how with its Smart Junction Box. Customers of QC Solar who deploy its new Smart Junction Box will, in flip, have the ability to deploy the Tigo RSS Transmitter in compliance with fast shutdown rules and necessities.

“With module-level rapid shutdown technology from Tigo, we will ensure that our customers’ solar systems automatically reduce system voltage during critical events such as structure fires so that firefighters can confidently perform their work,” stated Zhenggang Duan, General Manager at QC Solar. “We look forward to commercial production and marketing of our Rapid Shutdown Smart Junction Box with the Tigo technology we are licensing.”

Tigo fast shutdown know-how reduces high-voltage DC electrical energy from solar elements in emergency conditions. Rapid shutdown was initially pioneered within the U.S. however has not too long ago been adopted within the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore, and quite a few different nations actively evaluating comparable rules.

“This technology licensing agreement with QC Solar represents another indicator of the strength of the Tigo IP portfolio,” stated Zvi Alon, chairman and CEO at Tigo Energy. “We are pleased to welcome QC Solar into the community of companies leveraging our rapid shutdown to make solar safe and look forward to serving our customers with technology products that offer broad compatibility with Tigo innovations.”

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