APS launches its second-generation microinverter

APS’ newest microinverter, model YC-250, will have peak efficiency of up to 95.5%, a minimum operating voltage of 16V, a maximum operating voltage of 55V, increased energy gain, and be more widely applicable. The YC-250 is 40% smaller and 40% lighter than APS’ original microinverter.The newest Energy Control Unit, ECU-3, will host a local connection, include wired Internet access, and have optional general packet radio service (GPRS) connectivity. Each microinverter can be monitored through a wired or wireless Internet or GPRS connection.APS unveiled its new AC BUS cable, a continuous cable with pre-installed cable branches connected to APS microinverters. This creates a PV system with no single point of failure. To replace or add a microinverter, simply unplug the AC cables for a convenient, cost-effective solution. APS will keep pace with the inverter industry and continue to launch new products to meet market and consumer demands.

APS Microinverters enter Australian market

The APS Australia office was recently opened. Responsible for the sales and marketing of APS products to the Australia market, the office will also provide technical support to local customers. APS has installed three microinverter PV systems in Australia, which has created local interest in APS’ product. APS intends to ship the first 1,000 microinverters to Australia by the end of 2011. In 2012, the company is expected to achieve its goal of installing 30,000 microinverters in Australia.

APS exhibits at Intersolar Europe Conference 2011

APS exhibited its sophisticated solar products, including the APS Microinverter YC200-EU, at the Intersolar Europe Conference in Munich. This show laid the foundation for APS to more effectively service the European PV market.