APsystems launches APsmart brand of DC MLPE devices

APsmart is a new brand of DC module-level electronics, including the RSD (Rapid Shutdown Device) and Transmitter-PLC for enabling rapid shutdown compliance at a solar site. Certified to SunSpec and NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements, the RSD and Transmitter-PLC offer built-in safety, reliable technology, and are an ideal rapid shutdown compliance solution.

The APsmart RSD System is a SunSpec Alliance Certified [paired] device which maintains constant communication between the RSD and the 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, immediately initiating the module-level rapid shutdown sequence.

About APsmart
From the developers at APsystems, APsmart offers state-of-the-art DC MLPE products. Leveraging APsystems’ proven expertise in module-level power electronics, APsmart solutions are powered by ASIC with its internal IP and integrated with TI chips at the system-level application. Learn more about APsmart and the RSD solution at  APsmartGlobal.com.

Join APsystems on our Training Tour & Happy Hour – First stop: Calgary, May 7th!

APsystems will be hosting a training tour for its Canadian solar installers and the first location is Calgary on May 7th. The 3-hour FREE training will be followed by a Happy Hour, so join APsystems for training on our latest products and a few drinks on us!

Training will provided by APsystems’ senior technical engineers and will cover the new QS1 and YC600 system design, a case demonstration and introduction to the ECU-R and EMA apps. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to simplify PV system installation and save money with the YC600 and QS1!

We’re also giving a prize away during Happy Hour! Be sure to wear your APsystems swag (hat, t-shirt, or anything related to APsystems colors, logos, etc—use your imagination!). Whoever shows the most APsystems spirit will be our grand prize winner!

To attend the training and Happy Hour, please fill out the form to register. Be aware the final day to register is May 6.

This event is being held right before Solar Canada 2019, and we’re just warming up for a fantastic show. Be sure to also stop by and see us at Solar Canada 2019!

Date: May 7th, 2019
Times: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Training)   6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Happy Hour)
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Calgary
Address: 711 4th St. SE, AB T2G-1N3 Calgary

APsystems Launches QS1 Four-Module 1200W AC Microinverter

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

ANAHEIM, USA – 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, USA. 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, USA.

APsystems to Launch QS1 Four-Module 1200W Microinverter at Solar Power International, USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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, CA. 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, USA.

Take our 2018 questionnaire and enter to win $500 credit!

Are you an APsystems installer, contractor or distributor in Canada? Do you use, specify, purchase, market or install solar inverter products? Yes, well then take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire, and you will be eligible to win $500 credit on your next order with APsystems.

It’s this easy: By answering all questions in the short questionnaire, you’ll help us better understand customer needs and improve our products and services.

The questionnaire closes August 17, 2018- please share your opinions today.

To thank you for participating, we’ll enter you in a drawing for our prize of $500 credit.

APsystems Congratulates “Best Installers in Canada” Winners Awarded at Solar Canada 2018

APsystems congratulates the winners of its “Best Installers in Canada” award held at Solar Canada 2018 June 20-21, the country’s largest PV convention where APsystems also exhibited its latest groundbreaking microinverter and MLPE technology.

APsystems was also proud to honor our Canadian solar partners with the “Diamond Distributor” and “Golden Distributor” awards at the show. Polaron Solartech was honored as “APsystems Diamond Distributor”, and National Solar Distributors and HES PV were honored as “APsystems Golden Distributor.” Their efforts have helped make APsystems a global leader in solar and we are proud to partner with them to offer outstanding solar solutions to customers throughout Canada.

APsystems also extends a heartfelt thanks to all who visited our fantastic distributors’ booths during the event. It was a very successful exhibition and an ideal platform for PV companies to share their solutions and ideas.

To contact any of our great partners in Canada, simply visit: https://canada.apsystems.com/home/partners/

Join APsystems at Solar Canada 2018!

APsystems to award winners of the “Best Installers in Canada” contest.

APsystems, a global leader in solar microinverter and MLPE technology, will be exhibiting at Solar Canada, the country’s largest PV convention, in Calgary June 20-21. Come by and check out the latest and greatest APsystems products at any one of our five fantastic distribution partners who will be there in force.

APsystems’ “Best Installers in Canada” contest was launched in May and has since received a great deal of interest and attention. To discover who has been nominated and chosen to receive the “Best Installers in Canada” award, all are invited to join us in congratulating the winners at an award ceremony on June 21st from 9:30-10:00 a.m. at the Solar Canada show.

Date: 20-21 June
Venue: BMO Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7 Territory

APsystems’ Distributors:
Polaron Solar: Booth #513
National Solar Distributors: Booth #111
HES PV: Booth #519
Amray: Booth #619
Frankensolar: Booth #323

We look forward to seeing you all at Solar Canada 2018!

Powered by APsystems microinverters, the largest solar array in Manitoba goes live

The largest solar array in Manitoba, Canada, goes live this month, powered by APsystems microinverters.

The ambitious 200.2 kW ground-mount array will provide 100 percent of the power needs for the Crescent Beach Cottages, a waterfront vacation resort on scenic West Hawk Lake in the Whiteshell Provincial Park.

Installer Evolve Green of Manitoba and the resort owners chose APsystems YC500A dual-module microinverters for their high production and the integrated Energy Monitoring & Analysis system. The APsystems EMA allows real-time monitoring of individual modules in the array to ensure optimal production at all times.

The resort’s rocky, forested terrain posed a challenge for installation – system designers had little room to work with – but creative placement put the topography to advantage. Installers mounted the second row of modules on a rocky tier some 8 feet above grade, allowing the two racks of modules to be placed closer together and conserve space.

The two-rack ground-mount system includes 308 modules and 154 APsystems microinverter units per rack — more than 600 modules and 300 microinverters total — provided through Canadian solar equipment dealer National Solar Distributors.

In addition to achieving “net zero” energy use for the resort, the owners will recover 30 percent of their investment through a rebate program by regional utility Manitoba Hydro.

See a video of the Crescent Beach Cottages array here.

APsystems Announces “Best Installers in Canada” Contest

Get nominated and be in to win a free YC600 microinverter system

APsystems is proud of its hard-working installers who use and promote APsystems’ advanced microinverter technology in solar markets all across Canada. This is your time to shine in solar.

As an APsystems installer, this is your chance to win a free YC600 microinverter system, the world’s most advanced solar microinverter, complete with ECU-R gateway and recently launched in the Canada market.

APsystems invites distributors and solar customers to nominate their solar installation professionals or, if you are a professional solar installer, nominate yourself to be listed among APsystems’ Best Installers in Canada.

We’ll announce the winners and awards, potentially highlighting your company at your APsystems distributors’ booth during Solar Canada 2018 in June.

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.

If you’re a professional solar installer, please contact your APsystems distributor by May 20th 2018 to nominate yourself.

If you have any questions about the Best Installers in Canada contest, please contact us at info.canada@apsystems.com.

Thank you for your partnership and support of APsystems and our world-class solar products. We look forward to hearing from you!

– The APsystems team

APsystems EMA mobile app now features module-level monitoring

Hand-Phone-EMA-module-monitoringAPsystems now offers the same, widely popular module-level monitoring features from its online EMA portal in its convenient mobile app. The EMA app displays solar array power production by day and month, as well as current panel-by-panel performance.

The app also features a date selection tool which displays module-level performance on a specific date and time for even more in-depth monitoring.

In module view, users can select a specific module to view details, view a time-lapse or scrub through the timeline with their finger, and pinch the screen to zoom in or out.

These new EMA app features offer solar system owners even more ways to monitor their system performance, troubleshoot issues and even showcase their energy independence to their friends! Find out more about APsystems mobile apps here.

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