Did you miss APsystems at this year’s SPI? You’re in luck! Solar Power World did the rounds for you. APsystems senior director of marketing Jason Higginson details what was showcased at this SPI 2019 in Salt Lake City.
Thank you for joining APsystems at Solar Power International. Our team thoroughly enjoyed our time and conversations with so many fellow solar professionals. We continue to see the tremendous interest in our YC600 and QS1 products as well as using them together on the same circuit. We’ve also heard your feedback looking for helpful tips and best practices on setting up the ECU-R.
Here are some useful tools to make your APsystems experience a game changer. Our QS1 Cabling video provides helpful scenarios for panel types and layouts as well as utilizing it in the same circuit as the YC600. The ECU-R video is a 5-part series covering the entire set up and commissioning process as well as next steps in the EMA.
The Oregon Solar Energy Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon May 7-9 and APsystems will have its portfolio of microinverter and gateway products on display, including the YC600, the most advanced microinverter in the world, and the new QS1, designed for fast and cost-effective installation.
Join us for a Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, May 8th at 5 PM sponsored by your friends at APsystems and stop by our Booth #19 to check out our latest and greatest products and meet our team members.
APsystems proudly showcased the QS1 and YC600 microinverters at the NABCEP event in San Diego last month, and spent some time highlighting one of the best and most understated qualities of those products for attending installers: QS1 and YC600 compatibility on the same circuit. Thanks to a smart engineering design strategy, the QS1 4-in-1 microinverter can be placed on the same trunk cable as the YC600 2-in-1 microinverter and plug-and-play together on the same 20A circuit. This functionality adds tremendous flexibility to an installer’s design layout, and thanks to the nature of multi-module microinverters, also saves them time and money.
Thanks to all the installers who came by our booth or attended our training at the NABCEP conference. We look forward to seeing you at the next event!
APsystems will offer installer training at the NABCEP Continuing Education Conference 2019, March 25-28 in San Diego, California. Chris Barrett, APsystems Senior Director of Technical Support, will be conducting training on “Next-gen multi-module microinverters to reduce installation costs.” APsystems has been approved by NABCEP to confer continuing education credits on its training.
APsystems is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s conference! In addition to valuable training, attendees will have an opportunity to see the latest and greatest products from APsystems and ask questions of our team members.
To register for the seminar, installers can log into their NABCEP profile and choose the training session offered by APsystems. See more information about the conference schedule and other exhibition details here.
About our presenter:
Chris Barrett brings more than 20 years’ experience in the solar and semiconductor industries. He previously held positions with Brooks Automation, Netmercury, Ferrotec, and SolarBridge Technologies. At APsystems, Chris oversees U.S. technical support and training. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering with business management from Keene State University, and an Associate of Science degree in electromechanical drafting and design technology from New Hampshire Technical College.
About the NABCEP CE Conference:
This conference is primarily intended for NABCEP Certified Professionals who need continuing education credits in order to maintain their certification. The content presented in this conference is geared toward seasoned PV industry professionals who have several years of installation and/or technical sales experience. This is the ideal opportunity for NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals and PV Technical Sales Professionals to obtain all of the continuing education credits needed for recertification (18 hours every three years). Non-certified professionals can earn up to 18 hours toward certification eligibility.
The first of its kind, the QS1 is designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels up to 375W, offering 300W AC output per channel, the highest among microinverters. The QS1 offers up to 3X faster data transmission speed than PLC and a wider MPPT voltage range means a greater energy harvest for homeowners. The unit significantly reduces installation time and costs, taking the place of four conventional microinverters per each QS1 installed while providing independent MPPT for each module.
The QS1 shares common AC trunk cabling with APsystems’ popular dual-module YC600 microinverter, offering flexible mix-and-match compatibility on the same circuit to enhance site design capability and maximize circuit capacity.
The QS1 builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, simplifying installation while reducing installation costs and time on the job site. See the QS1 at booth No. 414.
Contact sales.usa@APsystems.com to set up a meeting during the convention, or just come by the booth and meet the APsystems team.
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ANAHEIM – September 24th, 2018 – APsystems unveils the QS1, a four-module, single phase microinverter for residential applications at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim. A new design for APsystems, the QS1 offers 75% faster installation time, while offering the highest peak output power and up to 3X faster data transmission speed than PLC. A wider MPPT voltage range will result in a greater energy harvest for homeowners.
The first of its kind, the QS1 is designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels up to 375W, offering 300W AC output per channel, the highest among microinverters. The unit also significantly reduces installation time and costs, taking the place of four conventional microinverters per each QS1 installed while still providing four independent MPPT.
The QS1 utilizes a common AC trunk cabling with the dual-module YC600, offering flexible mix-and-match compatibility on the same circuit to enhance site design capability and maximize circuit capacity. Both microinverters also utilize the same gateways; installers can choose from the ECU-R, for single or multi-residential installations, or the ECU-C, for applications requiring consumption monitoring and advanced contact/relay features.
“Compatibility with the existing YC600 microinverter system gives the QS1 an unprecedented advantage,” said APsystems Chief Technology Officer Dr. Yuhao Luo. “Mixing dual and quad microinverters in the same system adds design flexibility while offering a strong inventory and installation labor advantage over conventional microinverters.”
Today’s solar systems require a more robust communication architecture to manage significantly more data points and in-field software updates. A 2.4GHz wireless Zigbee mesh network offers enhanced data transmissions speed, up to three times faster than conventional powerline communication (PLC).
The QS1 builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, offering reduced logistics costs, integrated communication and connection features, and a wider MPPT voltage range for greater energy harvest during low light conditions.
The new microinverter will be on display at the APsystems booth #2838 at Solar Power International.
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SEATTLE, Wa.; ROTTERDAM, Netherlands; JIAXING, China – August 27, 2018 – APsystems will unveil the QS1, a four-module, single phase microinverter for residential applications at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim. A new design for APsystems, the QS1 offers 75% faster installation time, while offering the highest peak output power and up to 3X faster transmission speed than conventional microinverters. A wider MPPT voltage range will result in a greater energy harvest for homeowners.
The first of its kind, the QS1 is designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels, offer enhanced capability and significantly reduce installation time and costs while providing an unprecedented level of power with four independent MPPT per channel. Common AC trunk cabling with the dual-module YC600, offers flexible mix-and-match compatibility on the same circuit and with the same gateway (ECU-R or ECU-C).
The unit also builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, offering reduced logistics costs and integrated communication and connection features.
The new microinverter will debut at the APsystems booth #2838 September 25-27 at SPI.
APsystems brings the new YC600 grid-interactive microinverter to the California Solar Power Expo, March 27-28 in San Diego.
Christopher Barrett, senior director of engineering for APsystems, will offer a training session 1:45-2:45pm PT on Tuesday March 27, introducing this groundbreaking new utility-interactive microinverter with Reactive Power Control (RPC) technology. The pinnacle of microinverter technology, the YC600 meets CA Rule 21 requirements and is inherently NEC 2014/2017 Rapid Shutdown compliant.
The seminar is registered to confer 2 NABCEP CE credits. Contact support.usa@APsystems.com to register today.
Find the APsystems team at Booth 58 in the Lower Level Exhibit Hall of the San Diego Convention Center.
The California Solar Power Expo is an interactive event designed for solar, smart energy, and storage professionals who are working in and with the California solar market to make powerful business connections. The event will feature exhibitor-led training for installers, contractors, developers and the entire solar and storage supply chain, as well as networking opportunities.
More than 70 exhibitors and 1,500 attendees are expected.
APsystems offers advanced, powerful solar microinverter technology for residential and commercial systems. The APsystems solar solution combines highly efficient power inversion with a user-friendly monitoring interface to bring you reliable, intelligent energy. Our proprietary system architecture increases solar harvest and ensures maximum output for solar arrays, and we continue to develop new technologies and products for the marketplace.
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