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 ‘soriginal 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.