Install APsystems with a single crew member

Thanks to APsystems’ microinverter compatibility, light weight, reduced installation time and built-in rapid shutdown compliance, APsystems products can be easily installed by a single crew member of your team.
We have all had to make significant adjustments to both our work and personal lives, and this includes keeping a safe and healthy distance from others. This makes working together to installer a solar system on a job site difficult for most platforms–but not all. All APsystems equipment can be installed by a single crew member.

This makes solar installation still possible for installers who have jobs they need to complete. Many conventional systems, such as string inverters, can require the lifting and mounting of an inverter by two or more individuals. With APsystems, a single crew member can put in the entire system without assistance.

APsystems microinverters each weigh just a few pounds, cabling can easily be placed and connections made by a single installer, and the ECU set up can be done in a snap with one crew member and a smartphone.

For more information on how to install APsystems to take advantage of this benefit, we encourage you to attend our upcoming webinars.


Diamond Sponsor APsystems offers training at NABCEP

UPDATE: This event has been postponed by NABCEP out of an abundance of caution due to coronavirus concerns. Please see NABCEP’s announcement for further information.  New Dates are Monday, July 6 thru Thursday, July 9, 2020


APsystems is offering installer training and sponsoring the Networking After Party at the NABCEP Continuing Education Conference 2020, March 16-19 in St. Charles, Missouri.

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 also invites attendees to join us at two additional events happening around the conference. Join us at our booth from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th for a Happy Hour event courtesy of RENVU. Then join us the following evening, Wednesday, March 18th at 8:30 p.m., for a night of duelling pianos, cocktails, socializing and fun at the Networking After Party being held at Quintessential Dining & Nightlife. Be sure to stop by our booth #20/21 to get your ticket to the After Party before they run out!

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.

APsystems to speak at Go For the Green Conference in San Gabriel, CA

Fortune Energy’s annual Go For the Green Conference will be held Friday, February 28th at the Hilton Los Angeles San Gabriel. The event will feature exhibitors and speakers from throughout the industry, including APsystems, CALSSA, Enerbank, as well as other PV module and equipment providers. The event begins at 8:00 AM and Jason Higginson, senior director of marketing and Nikolai Demarinis, regional sales manager-California, will be presenting on the latest APsystems products and the many benefits they provide to solar installers and system owners alike.
To register for the Go For the Green Conference, visit the event site here.
To learn more about the agenda and speakers, click here.

See our groundbreaking QS1 4-in-1 microinverter at Solar Power Northeast, Feb. 19 in Boston

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. 208.

Contact to set up a meeting during the convention, or just come by the booth and meet the APsystems team.

Solar Power Northeast is designed to serve and advance the PV solar market, by bringing together PV industry leaders, professionals, manufacturers, and service providers to explore business solutions, new technologies, policy initiatives, and other market factors.


APsystems to showcase QS1 and APsmart Rapid Shutdown Device at Intersolar 2020

APsystems will be bringing its microinverters to Intersolar once again, and sharing booth space with its sister business, APsmart. The APsmart team will be showcasing their innovative new Rapid Shutdown Device (RSD) and transmitter.

On display for APsystems will be the YC600, the world’s most advanced dual-module microinverter, Rule 21 certified for California and providing up to 300W per channel. Also on display is the QS1, a four-module, single-phase microinverter for residential applications offering a the highest peak output power at 1200W (300 per channel), 300% faster installation time, YC600 compatibility and up to 3X faster data transmission speeds than conventional microinverters. A wider MPPT voltage range also means a greater energy harvest for homeowners.

The APsmart team will be showing off the RSD System, a SunSpec Alliance-certified [paired] device which maintains constant communication between the RSD and Transmitter, constantly monitoring voltage and current. When proper voltage is not detected the Transmitter stops sending the keep-alive signal to the RSD-S-PLC device, initiating a module-level rapid shutdown sequence.

From the developers at APsystems, APsmart offers state-of-the-art PV module rapid shutdown devices (RSD), ideal for any new or existing string or central inverter system, and meeting U.S. NEC 2017 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements. Leveraging APsystems’ proven expertise in module-level power electronics, APsmart solutions are powered by ASIC with internal IP and integrated with TI chips at the system-level application.

Stop by booth #835 at Intersolar in San Diego, CA February 4-6 to see these innovative products and meet the APsystems and APsmart teams.

SPI 2019 Video Showcase

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.

A great show at SPI 2019!

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.

You can find these and even more resources on our YouTube channel and in our online library. Thanks again for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you at the next APsystems event.

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Join APsystems at SPI 2019

APsystems invites you to stop by booth #2336 at this year’s SPI trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah to view its latest and greatest solar microinverter products, including the YC600, the most advanced dual-module microinverter in the world, and the QS1, a four-module, single phase microinverter offering a 300% faster installation time, the highest peak output power and YC600 compatibility on the same circuit and ECU. Both units utilize a 2.4GHz wireless Zigbee mesh network, providing enhanced data transmissions speeds, up to three times faster than conventional powerline communication (PLC). A wider MPPT voltage range means a greater energy harvest for customers. 
APsystems also proudly introduces its APsmart brand of DC MLPE devices, including the Rapid Shutdown Device (RSD) and Transmitter-PLC. Compliant with NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown and SunSpec certified, the RSD and Transmitter are an ideal solution for module-level rapid shutdown. 
Stop by booth #2336 to see this latest product offering from APsystems and APsmart. We look forward to seeing you there!

APsystems Exhibiting at OSEC in Portland May 7-9

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.


QS1 & YC600 Compatibility Showcased at NABCEP

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!

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