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.

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

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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.

Final reminder: Download EMA Manager today for ECU set up!

This is reminder to all professional solar installers who use APsystems: the ECU App currently in the App Store and Google Play Store is scheduled for removal on March 25th. Installers need to download the EMA Manager which now includes all the functions of the ECU App, accessible right from the home screen!

Not only that, but the EMA Manager conveniently streamlines your monitored system installations with its fleet view and system status, and provides installers with many new and improved features for remote site management.

Benefit from all the existing features available in the EMA web portal, right on your smartphone or tablet app using a single sign-in. Real-time systems check, diagnostics capabilities and troubleshooting are now in the palm of your hand with the EMA Manager App. In addition to the inclusion of the ECU App capabilities, the new app also provides additional features, including: ECU and microinverter connectivity, energy production, system troubleshooting, and full site configuration and monitoring capability without the need to be physically on-site.

Download it from the App Store or Google Play Store today!

DS3 APsystems Installer Training Webinars in April & May

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. Attend Part 1 & 2 on April 27th and 28th. May training will be held on May 17th and May 18th. Training is free for professional installers.

PART 1: DS3 Microinverter Installation
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
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.

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 Surpasses 2 GW of Shipments Worldwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

JIAXING, China – March 7th, 2022 – APsystems, the global leader in multi-platform solar MLPE devices, today announced it has surpassed 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity to date in 2022. APsystems now has more than 146,000 solar installation sites in over 100 countries utilizing its groundbreaking microinverters and rapid shutdown devices (RSDs).

The announcement comes as APsystems passes the 1-million-unit mark for RSD shipments under its APsmart brand, another major achievement for the company. Since launching in 2019, APsmart business units have experienced solid growth supported by an innovative range of SunSpec compliant rapid shutdown devices including single and dual-module solutions.

“Reaching two gigawatts is a tremendous accomplishment for our global organization and a milestone we are all very proud of,” said Dr. Zhi-min Ling, co-founder and chairman of APsystems. “Our customers around the world recognize the tremendous value and benefits of using APsystems products. This milestone is the result of our commitment to consistently add to that value and support our customers’ goals.”

In addition to the high-efficiency power conversion provided by APsystems products in sites around the world, the 2 GW milestone translates to roughly 2.8 terawatt hours (TWh) of total energy produced, with a carbon offset of more than 2 million tons of CO2.

“APsystems has been a benchmark leader in solar energy since 2010,” said Olivier Jacques, APsystems president of global business units and global executive vice-president. “We have been recognized for creating the best-selling native 3-phase quad microinverter, and, recently, the most powerful range of dual-module microinverters in the world with the DS3 series. We are driven to push the boundaries of solar power.”

APsystems’ success in reaching the 2 GW milestone as cumulative shipments of microinverters and RSD solutions, is attributed, in large part, to its global dedication to innovation combined with the experience and capabilities of its employees in each business unit around the world. Driven by customer demand, the power electronics design experts comprising APsystems’ engineering and R&D teams employ the latest breakthroughs in power inversion circuitry, semiconductor device technology, high-speed encrypted communication protocols and intelligent control. APsystems’ newly introduced product line, the DS3 microinverter series, is a continuation of its ever-evolving roadmap centered on disruptive solar technology.

Additionally, APsystems continues to invest in its gateway software, inverter firmware, and its cloud-based online platform to protect installer and consumer data while providing customers with the best possible user experience. APsystems’ information security management system (ISMS) is now certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (also known as ISO27001), the international standard for information security, and encrypted Zigbee technology has been integrated as a standard feature in all new generations of multi-module microinverters.

People, innovation and leading-edge system design and security are part of the framework that has propelled APsystems to the forefront of global solar MLPE system leadership. APsystems would like to thank all its customers, partners, and employees for being part of this tremendous achievement, and for positively impacting its story, and indeed the world itself, for the better.

New DS3 APsystems Installer Training Webinars in February & March

APsystems will be conducting PART 1 of its system installation training on Wedensday, February 9th OR March 16th at 9am PST/12pm EST covering microinverter installation for the new DS3. PART 2 will take place on Thursday, February 10th OR March 17th at 9am PST/12pm EST and cover ECU-R gateway set up and commissioning, and EMA walkthrough. This training is at no cost to installers.

PART 1: DS3 Microinverter Installation
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
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.

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!