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 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

Come and to see APsystems at Electricity Transformation Canada, October 26-28

Electricity Transformation Canada 2022, one of Canada’s largest PV convention, comes to Toronto on October, 26-28. APsystems is proud to partner with 4 key distributors on the showfloor & invites you to visit and view its latest innovative solar MLPE and ESS products.

Discover the newly released QT2, our four-module unit offering unprecedented power output in a three-phase microinverter, the DS3 serie, the most powerful dual-module microinverter series in the world, the dual-module Rapid Shutdown devices RSD-D and our 1st generation of APstorage power conversion systems for residential PV at the show. This is the first time that QT2 and APstorage solutions will be showcased in the Canadian market. Don’t miss it.

The second generation of APsystems’ best-selling 3-Phase quad microinverter, the QT2 is ideal for connecting with four high-capacity commercial PV modules from 450W to 600W. It offers Reactive Power Control (RPCfeatures and is UL 1741 SA (CA Rule 21) compliant for interactivity with grid operators. 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.

APstorage introduces its 1st generation of smart Power Conversion Systems with the ELS-5K battery charger solution. Together with compatible low voltage batteries connected, it becomes the ideal AC coupling storage solution for residential PV applications. With automatic energy management features based on intelligent software and integrated monitoring, system owners can choose between back-up, self-consumption and peak valley time modes to secure critical loads during power outages and maximize energy savings for their houses. During the day, the microinverter photovoltaic system generates electricity to power the household load and can direct the excess of solar energy generated to charge the battery. At night, the storage system can discharge the battery to be used in the home depending on the consumption needs of the household. At the same time, the energy storage system provides backup functions, and can also supply power to the household in case of power grid cuts.

Come and find more details about the latest product offering from APsystems. We look forward to seeing you at Electricity Transformation Canada, 2022!

Date: October, 26-28, 2022
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario

APsystems’ Distributor:

Polaron Solar BOOTH: #415
Charge Solar BOOTH: #309
BayWa r.e. BOOTH: #215
Guillevin Greentech BOOTH: #131

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

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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.

Summer DS3 Installer Training Webinars

APsystems conducts its DS3 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.

Attend Part 1 & 2 on these dates:

June 14th and 15th
July 19th and 20th
August 16th and 17th
September 27th and 28th

REGISTER HERE

The Lakes Park Project: A Versatile Design, an Artful Installation

Kajk Constructors, an Ontario company riding the lucrative wave of solar energy specialism, accepted the challenge of this difficult residential roof installation this year, and their inventive answer to what has become a nagging question during such installations earned them the 2021 APsystems residential award.

Kajk is a thoroughgoing solar firm, and the spirit of meaningful change and damn-the-torpedoes development in an emerging market is evident from a look at their portfolio and project approach. Green from stem to stern, they promote energy conservation throughout the build process, utilizing what might be termed holistic sustainability, a full-circle methodology that even incorporates a build envelope to lower a project’s carbon footprint.

For this project — called the Lakes Park Project — the Kajk team confronted that nagging question yet again: how does one reconcile optimal placement and the access forethought necessary for easy upkeep, updates and repair when dealing with a roof installation? They selected APsystems componentry to help them formulate an answer.

The team reported that the APsystems QS1 quad-unit microinverters were the hardware solution to that perennial installation question, allowing them to come up with a plan for an array that “maximizes energy production” while sandwiching the QS1 microinverters between the two layers of panels, “minimizing both the risk of damage to the panels, and the time spent on maintenance.”

We congratulate Kajk Constructors for their artful design, their abundant experience with solar array installations, their spirit of conservation and iconoclasm, and their ability to use the versatility designed into APsystems’ componentry to its full potential.

Learn more about other 2021 project winners here.