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.

APsystems unveils the QT2 series at RE+ International trade show in California

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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.

Come and see APsystems and APsmart Solutions at ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2022

ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week, ASEAN’s most comprehensive international exhibition and conference, comes to Thailand on 14-16, September, and APsystems and APsmart solutions will be there in force.

Join us at our booth H27, where we’ll have a joint booth with our partner-Sunday Solar, bringing you a full range of advanced MLPE and ESS products, including microinverters, rapid shutdown devices and storage solutions.

Come and to see the most powerful dual-module microinverter DS3 series s and our 2nd generation of native 3-phase QUAD microinverter offering unprecedented power output, the QT2. 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).

DC MLPE devices will also be displayed, 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-PLC is an ideal solution for module-level rapid shutdown.

Also discover our new energy storage products on display for the first time on an exhibition. With the AC coupling technology, APsystems energy storage system is applicable to both existing and new solar installations. Easy to install and meeting the major application demands, APstorage will help users to optimize their utility bills, offering full flexibility to manage their electrical consumption. With integrated backup functions, APstorage can also supply power to the household in case of power grid cuts.

For more details, please email us at info.apac@apsystems.com.
We look forward to seeing you all at ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2022.

ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2022
Date: 14-16 Sept, 2022
Booth: #H27
Venue: 90 CW Tower 5th Floor Ratchadaphisek Road,Huai Khwang Sub-District,Huai Khwang District,Bangkok 10310

APsystems Enhances EMA System with 4 new languages supported

APsystems is proud to announce that the EMA monitoring web portal is now available in 4 new languages. Thai, Vietnamese, Polish and Dutch are now supported providing local languages monitoring services to its customers around the world. Users can view their solar array performance using the same URL and log-in information as before at APsystemsEMA.com.

APsystems now offers 11 language options with its EMA portal for regional markets including English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, traditional Chinese, Spanish, German, Polish, Dutch, Thai and Vietnamese.

The web-based platform, available for free on any connected device, enabling comprehensive, web-based monitoring that analyzes and reports the performance of each module in your solar array. Also, APsystems-registered solar installers and contractors can create and manage their customer’s energy monitoring accounts via the system.

APsystems has more than 170,000 registered installations in more than 120 countries on its EMA platform. The new language version adds convenience for the customers especially in APAC and Europe to help them better manage their solar systems.

APsystems U.S. Main Office Moved to Austin, Texas

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AUSTIN, TX – June 13, 2022 – APsystems, the global leader in multi-platform solar MLPE devices, today announced it has moved its U.S. base of operations to Austin, Texas.

The new location, at 8701 North MoPac Expressway, Suite 160 in Austin, Texas, offers better proximity to customers nationwide and will serve as a central base of operations for APsystems’ U.S. business unit. Its previous location was in Seattle, Washington.

APsystems also welcomes experienced management executive Daniel Burke as Country Director for its U.S. business unit. Mr. Burke joins APsystems from Dalkia US, EDF Group, where he served as vice president of distributed generation sales and marketing. Prior to that, he held senior management roles at Aegis Energy Services, National Waste Associates, and Windsor Marketing Group. At APsystems, Mr. Burke will be responsible for U.S. top and bottom-line P&L, business operations management, organizational management and development, revenue and market share growth, and strategic alignment across all departments.

“While our success and growth in the U.S. has been strong, the solar market remains full of tremendous potential,” said Olivier Jacques, APsystems president of global business units and global executive vice-president. “The relocation of our U.S. main office to Austin, and the strategic hire of Daniel Burke, are foundational groundwork for the next stage of our growth and customer support in the U.S.”

APsystems continues to experience year-over-year growth in every major global market and recently passed the 2GW mark of installed capacity to date, and the 1-million-unit mark for RSD shipments under its APsmart brand. The firm will look to continue its growth trajectory with its newly introduced product line, the DS3 microinverter series, and its 3-phase offering, the QT2, arriving in the U.S. in Q3.

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!

APsystems Surpasses 2 GW of Shipments Worldwide

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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.

APsystems Introduces the DS3, the World’s Most Powerful Dual-Module Microinverter series

APsystems unveils the DS3 series, a dual-module, single phase microinverter product line for residential and commercial solar applications at the Solar Solutions International trade show in The Netherlands.

A new, groundbreaking design for APsystems, the DS3 series is launching with multiple power offerings in several major global markets, with outputs up to 960VA—making it the most powerful dual-module microinverter in the world and reflecting APsystems’ commitment to powerful innovation with global capability.

The new platform architecture, built from the ground up by the power electronics design experts comprising APsystems’ engineering and R&D teams, employs the latest breakthroughs in power inversion circuitry, semiconductor device technology, high-speed communication and intelligent control.

The DS3 series is designed to be paired with virtually any choice of PV module type and size, including 60 and 72-cell modules, 120 and 144 split-cell modules, as well as bi-facial modules. With multiple output ranges available, installers can capably find an optimal DS3 microinverter model to match their choice of PV module type, size and capacity to maximize the power output and increase energy harvest. The new product line is also fully compatible with APsystems’ existing QS1 and YC600 microinverters as well as ECU-R, ECU-C and ECU-B gateway devices.

DS3 Series microinverters offer the following features and benefits:

  • Maximized power output for each application to harness today’s high-capacity PV modules
  • High 97% efficiency
  • Reactive Power Control, meeting interconnection requirements
  • A wide range of power outputs ideal for all major solar markets
  • More intelligent, streamlined architecture
  • Future-proof with remote upgradeability
  • 20% fewer components for increased reliability
  • Encrypted Zigbee wireless for faster communication speed and enhanced system security

The DS3 Series will launch in most regions in Q4 of this year with the following models available by market:

  • EMEA: DS3-L at 730VA, DS3 at 880VA
  • USA & CANADA: DS3-S at 640VA, DS3-L at 768VA & DS3 at 880VA
  • AUSTRALIA: DS3-S at 625VA, DS3-L at 750VA and DS3 at 880VA

The DS3 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.

DS3 series microinverters will be on display at the APsystems stand #C9.1 at the Solar Solutions International, the largest trade show for solar energy in Northwest Europe, September 28-30 at the Expo Haarlemmermeer in The Netherlands.

APsystems at SNEC 15th Conference & Exhibition, Booth#: E7-550, June 3-5, 2021, Shanghai, China

Don’t miss the opportunity to get updated on the latest APsystems innovations to come in 2021.

Following a very special period for everyone, the whole APsystems team is now more than ever delighted and excited to present you a full range of innovations ranging from a complete new multi-module microinverters platform to future-oriented advanced rapid shutdown solutions and sneak preview on our upcoming module AC storage solution.

Highlights of day 1.

Celebrate live certification on APsystems booth!

APsystems booth has hold the on-site certification ceremony for the new generation of dual-core Rapid shutdown products. CSA Group leaders have visited APsystems booth of and issued relevant product certificates on site in presence of our co-founder, CEO and Chairman, Dr Zhi Min Ling.

Solar professionals upgrade their skills with live training on MLPE solutions.

Every day at 11 am and 14.30 PM, APsystems technical experts share best installation practices, system introduction and case studies analysis on the latest microinverters, rapid shutdown products and energy storage solutions onsite

Visit us, booth E7 550.

APsystems Launches EMA Manager App, an all-in-one application for solar professionals

APsystems introduces the EMA Manager app, a new app to manage APsystems microinverter system commissioning, monitoring and troubleshooting.

Installers can now enhance their customers service capabilities anywhere, anytime via their smartphone or tablet. This app conveniently streamlines monitored system installation while providing installers with many new and improved features for remote site management.

Benefit from all existing features available in the EMA web portal on your smartphone or tablet using a single sign-in. Real-time systems check, diagnostics capabilities and troubleshooting are now coming to your hands with the EMA Manager App. This new app, available on Google Play and APP Store which also includes a revamped ECU_APP, provides additional features including, ECU and microinverter connectivity, energy production, system troubleshooting, and full site configuration and monitoring capability without the need to be on-site.

Included in the new app are installer-specific statistics, including total number of customers, inverters installed, and total energy produced which provides installers with valuable information as well as a unique selling tool to showcase their environmental impact.

The new app is being introduced as APsystems has recently surpassed 100,000 registered installations in more than 120 countries on its EMA platform. As APsystems’ footprint continues to grow worldwide, this app redefines ease of solar inverter installation just as APsystems has redefined simplicity and convenience in its easy-to-install inverter platform.