APsystems Exhibiting at Intersolar 2023

APsystems invites you to stop by booth #2051 at this year’s Intersolar trade show being held in Long Beach, California to view its latest and greatest solar microinverter products. On display will be the DS3, the most powerful dual-module microinverter in the world, and the QT2, our new four-module unit offering unprecedented power output in a native three-phase microinverter. Both product families save installers time and money, increasing your competitive advantage while helping your customers maximize their solar gains. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

QT2 Now Shipping!

The new QT2, a 3-Phase microinverter for C&I applications, connects to up to 4 PV modules, is rapid shutdown and UL 1741 SA (CA Rule 21) compliant and comes in 1728W (208V) and 1800W (480V) output models.

Why microinverters in commercial solar? As featured in the recent Solar Builder article “Making the case for microinverters in C&I solar,” QT2 microinverters offer built-in rapid shutdown, pairing with higher capacity PV modules, improved performance over string inverters under a variety of conditions, fewer potential points of failure, plug-and-play three-phase wiring, and are more cost-effective than ever.

A new cooling topology allows the QT2 to reach unprecedented levels of high efficiency power conversion, while embedded 2.4GHz ZigBee wireless communication provides high speed data transfer of production data. Solar installers can now offer their C&I customers all the benefits of MLPE in an easy-to-install, plug-and-play, native 3-Phase microinverter package.

QT2 Featured in Solar Builder Article

In its recent article entitled “Making the case for microinverters in C&I solar,” Solar Builder mentioned the new QT2 microinverter, APsystems’ commercial 3-phase product. The article describes the changing dynamics of using microinverters in commercial solar projects and how many of the past hang-ups and limitations no longer exist. In fact, microinverters now make more sense than string inverters + rapid shutdown systems in many applications.

Read full article here.

2022 North America Project of the Year Competition – WIN $1000

2022 was a great year for solar! We are excited to once again announce the APsystems Solar Project of the Year competition. We love to see the new and creative ways installers are putting APsystems’ advanced microinverter technology to work in markets across the country.

We look forward to your submissions!

APsystems invites you to nominate your North America projects for the 2022 Solar Project of the Year Awards.

Tell us about your very best project – what set it apart in terms of scale, design, power output, challenging conditions, or your creative application of APsystems microinverter technology.

We’d like you to submit the project details here, including a brief write-up about your best installation, or more – enter all the projects you like. Remember to include some high-res photographs and any close-ups showing our microinverters in action. Your project can be completed or still in process. Entries will be judged by our APsystems team.

We’ll be honoring top North America projects in both Residential and Commercial categories.

And we’ll announce the APsystems Solar Project of the Year Award winners early in the new year through announcements and promotions that will highlight your project and your company. APsystems is committed to helping you grow your solar business even as we grow ours, so this is a cross-promotion opportunity you’ll definitely want to take advantage of.

The winner in each category will receive $1000.

Our contest last year generated great interest from installers and brought out some fantastic projects; you can see the winners here.

Now we’re excited to present this competition, highlighting the very best APsystems microinverter installations of 2022.

We have extended the deadline.  Submit your project entries here by January 31st 2022. Please read the terms and conditions before entering.

If you have any questions, please contact our marketing coordinator.

Thank you for your partnership and support, your friends at APsystems USA

DS3 & QT2 Installer Training

APsystems offers training in January on DS3 & QT2 microinverters at no cost to professional solar installers. Training is offered in 2 Parts—Microinverter + ECU Gateway. Each Part is a 1-hour webinar and Parts 1& 2 are offered on consecutive days. Installers should attend both parts for complete system training. The Part 2 that follows the QT2 webinar will focus on the ECU-C for C&I applications.

Attendees will learn the benefits and features of the DS3 & QT2 microinverters, as well as tips and tricks to rapid installation, commissioning the gateway and final steps in the EMA portal.

January 10 – DS3

January 11 – ECU-R/EMA

January 17 – QT2

January 18 – ECU-C/ECU-R/EMA

Thank you!

In this time of giving thanks, APsystems would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of our solar partners across the U.S. We have a lot to be thankful for. The support and ardor from our partner distributors, installers and end-users alike have helped propel APsystems to another record year. We’re here because of you – thank you!

DS3 & QT2 APsystems Installer Training Webinars in October & November

APsystems conducts its DS3 & QT2 system installation training in 2 parts, covering microinverter installation, ECU commissioning and EMA. Installers should attend both parts for complete system training. Training is free for professional installers.

OCTOBER:

PART 1: DS3 Microinverter Installation – October 18th
Build a competitive advantage with the world’s most powerful dual microinverter. This training will cover the new DS3 microinverter product line, including the DS3, DS3-L and DS3-S. Attendees will learn the benefits and features of the DS3 series as well as tips and tricks to rapid installation, maximizing reliability and power production while minimizing returns to the job site.

PART 2: ECU-R Gateway Set Up and Commissioning, and EMA Walkthrough – October 19th
Learn the simple and convenient steps to ECU-R set up and commissioning, with an EMA installer portal walk-through. Installers will learn how to set up their customer’s gateway device to connect to the system and the internet, as well as the online EMA set up of customer accounts, site configuration and troubleshooting.

NOVEMBER:

PART 1: QT2 Microinverter Installation – November 15th
Discover the advantages of the QT2 3-Phase microinverter for C&I applications. This training will cover the new QT2 microinverter product line, including the QT2-208V and QT2-480V. Attendees will learn the benefits of QT2 microinverters for commercial solar as well as tips and tricks for rapid installation.

PART 2: ECU-C + ECU-R Gateway Set Up and Commissioning, and EMA Walkthrough – November 16th
Learn the simple and convenient steps to ECU set up and commissioning, with an EMA installer portal walk-through. Installers will learn how to set up their customer’s gateway device to connect to the system and the internet, as well as the online EMA set up of customer accounts, site configuration and troubleshooting.

REGISTER HERE

Attendees will also receive 1 NABCEP CE credit for each APsystems webinar they attend. Be sure to sign up for both events of this 2-part series!

APsystems unveils the QT2 series at RE+ International trade show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ANAHEIM, Calif.–APsystems, the global leader in multi-platform solar MLPE technology, unveils the QT2 series, a four-module, three-phase microinverter product line for commercial, industrial, and residential 3-phase solar applications at the RE+ International trade show in Anaheim, California.

“This powerful capability combined with intelligent firmware, built-in rapid shutdown compliance, and fast installation makes this a truly unique product in the marketplace.”

The second generation of APsystems’ best-selling 3-Phase quad microinverter, the QT2 comes in various models being launched in multiple global regions: 208Y/120V and 480Y/277V models in the U.S., 127/220V in Latin America, and 380V for Europe and Australia. The QT2 offers higher power output than the previous generation product; 1,800W (480V) and 1,728W (208V) in the U.S., and 2,000W in EU, LATAM and Australia markets.

The QT2 is ideal for use with four high-capacity commercial PV modules from 450W to 600W+, enabled with Reactive Power Control (RPC) and UL 1741 SA (CA Rule 21) compliant. With high DC input current support up to 20A, the QT2 has been engineered to pair with the highest-power modules available in the market today, including the increasingly popular 182/210 cell panels.

Developed by the power electronics design experts comprising APsystems’ engineering and R&D teams, the QT2 employs the latest breakthroughs in power inversion circuitry, semiconductor device technology, and high-speed communication, to deliver the high power and intelligent control needed within the commercial solar space.

“The QT2 series represents a significant breakthrough in solar panel current and power, power density, conversion capability,” said APsystems CTO Yuhao Luo. “This powerful capability combined with intelligent firmware, built-in rapid shutdown compliance, and fast installation makes this a truly unique product in the marketplace.”

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), little more than 1% of the commercial electricity demand in the United States is currently served by on-site solar. This represents a significant market opportunity for the QT2 product line by providing commercial property owners with all the benefits of module-level power electronics (MLPE) systems, including rapid shutdown compliance, a lower levelized cost of energy over the life of the system, and more effective energy production while also reducing installation time and costs to commercial solar installers.

QT2 Series microinverters offer the following features and benefits:

  • Native 3-Phase, 4-module microinverter
  • Designed to harness today’s high-capacity PV modules 400W to 600W+
  • 99.5% MPPT efficiency
  • Reactive Power Control (RPC) and UL 1741 SA (CA Rule 21) compliance, meeting interconnection requirements
  • Inherently compliant with NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements
  • Supports a high input current, up to 20A
  • More intelligent, streamlined architecture
  • Future-proof with remote upgradeability
  • 20% fewer components for increased reliability
  • Improved enclosure design and topology for better cooling at high temperatures
  • Encrypted Zigbee wireless for faster communication speed and enhanced system security

The QT2 series continues to build on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, offering reduced logistics costs, faster installation, improved communication and connection features, and a wide MPPT voltage range for greater energy harvest during low light conditions.

QT2 series microinverters will be on display at the APsystems stand #2838 at RE+ International, the largest trade show for solar energy in North America, September 20-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

Join APsystems at RE+ International 2022

APsystems invites you to stop by booth #2838 at this year’s RE+ International trade show in Anaheim, California to view its latest and greatest solar microinverter products, including the DS3, the most powerful dual-module microinverter in the world, and the QT2, our new four-module unit offering unprecedented power output in a three-phase microinverter. 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).

APsystems is also showcasing its APsmart brand of DC MLPE devices, including the dual module Rapid Shutdown Device (RSD-D) and Transmitter-PLC. Compliant with NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown and SunSpec certified, the RSD-D and Transmitter are an ideal solution for module-level rapid shutdown.

Stop by booth #2838 to see this latest product offering from APsystems and APsmart. We look forward to seeing you there!

APsystems to launch new QT2 3-Phase C&I microinverter at RE+ 2022

APsystems is introducing its new 3-Phase microinverter for C&I applications at this year’s RE+ International show. The new QT2 connects to up to 4 PV modules, is rapid shutdown and UL 1741 SA (CA Rule 21) compliant and comes in 1728W (208V) and 1800W (480V) output models, maximizing energy production while providing all the benefits of modular-level power systems (MLPE).

A new cooling topology allows the QT2 to reach unprecedented levels of high efficiency power conversion while embedded 2.4GHz ZigBee wireless communication provides high speed data transfer of production data. Solar installers can now offer their C&I customers all the benefits of MLPE in an easy-to-install, plug-and-play, native 3-Phase microinverter package.