What is the APsystems microinverter?
The APsystems microinverter converts the power output of a solar module from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), maximizing the electric power output of each module in a solar array. Unlike a conventional “string” inverter (which runs the output of many solar modules through a single inverter), the APsystems microinverter allows each module in the solar array to perform independently, optimizing the whole system’s power output.
What is the APsystems microinverter solution?
The APsystems microinverter solution has three key components:
- The APsystems microinverter performs DC to AC power conversion for individual PV modules.
- The APsystems Communicator (Energy Communication Unit, or ECU) collects module performance data and sends it to an internet database.
- The APsystems Monitor (Energy Monitoring and Analysis, or EMA) software allows around-the-clock management of the solar array through any web-enabled device, like a home computer or smartphone.
Because it is an integrated system, the APsystems microinverter solution maximizes the system’s solar energy harvest; increases system reliability; simplifies PV system design, installation, maintenance and management; and improves installer and owner safety.
The APsystems microinverter will operate in standalone mode without connecting to either the ECU or the EMA, and also works with the ECU alone. However, to allow full web analysis, the ECU must be connected to and logged into the EMA.
What is the process for installers to install and register APsystems microinverters?
Click here to visit APsystems support site that contains information on the resources and process installers need to know to install and register APsystems microinverters.