October / 17 / 2014
The challenge: How to bring the advantages of microinverters to a commercial solar environment and be cost competitive in that market

The solution took more than three years of research and development, but now it's here: the YC1000 microinverter from APS.

The native 3-phase, 277/480 unit brings microinverters finally into the realm of large-scale commercial installations, with a groundbreaking approach to the technical challenges of these most demanding environments.

Simplicity of design: The YC1000 requires no extra equipment like transformers or optimizers, and no extra wiring. All needs are resolved within the unit's native design.

Unprecedented cable management: The YC1000 revolutionizes trunk cabling with a new and innovative approach. There's no need to branch cables or deal with the "landscape vs. portrait" complexity of a standard trunk cable system. These issues are solved by shifting the solution to the trunk cable itself.

Increased flexibility to add modules: The YC100 supports 4:1 and a 3:1 module-to-inverter ratios, so modules can be easily added for customized or space-limited projects.

Optimized monitoring and control: The YC1000 allows monitoring of individual modules, reducing shading issues and allowing more precise control of the whole PV array.

Dr. Yuhao Luo, co-founder, vice president and chief technology officer for APS, began working toward these solutions in Silicon Valley based on his experience with PV systems in one of the world's fastest-growing solar markets.

"Four years ago, there was no residential PV market in China," he says. "All projects were 3-phase. We used a single-phase microinverter for those projects, but clearly a 3-phase microinverter would make those projects much easier in both design and installation."

The YC1000 spent three years in design and development before rollout, and has been successfully deployed in installations in Australia, China and Africa.
It is now shipping to distributors across the US market.

Add up the technical breakthroughs - simplicity of design, revolutionized trunk cabling, outstanding flexibility, and optimized monitoring and control - and the YC1000 microinverter from APS represents distinct advantages and cost savings over every other microinverter solution on the market.

"This really is a gamechanger for commercial solar," says Michael Ludgate, vice president for sales for APS America. "We've shifted the paradigm again."

See the groundbreaking YC1000 at SPI Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23. Visit the APS booth #3124, or email to discuss specific installation and distribution opportunities. 

NGE solar kits get a powerful boost from APS microinverters
APS microinverters are now featured in pre-engineered kits and custom solar solutions by Next Generation Energy.

NGE is using the YC500 microinverter, APS' flagship unit, in its own proprietary PV systems. Offering 500 watts maximum output at 95.5 percent peak efficiency, the APS units are ideal for the integrated solar products marketed by NGE.

The NGE integrated PV Solution Kits also include top-tier PV modules and fully flashed racking by Zilla.

NGE chose APS microinverters from among other brands for their leading-edge technology that handles two PV modules per unit with dual performance tracking and optimized power output.

"We are constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to extract the highest levels of power yield from the PV cells in our ready-to-go solar module systems," said Bill Beedon, marketing and business development manager for NGE. "APS is leading the industry in solar microinverter innovations. Its revolutionary approach of individualized, maximized microinverters paired with its quality products and ease of installation is what separates it from the crowd."

NGE will feature APS Microinverter products at its SPI booth no. 2052, Oct. 21-23 in Las Vegas.

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See the YC1000 microinverter at SPI  
Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23



What happens in Vegas ... changes the solar industry.    


APS will bring its groundbreaking new YC1000 microinverter to SPI Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23. Be the first to see this 3-phase, 4-panel unit for large-scale commercial applications.

We'll be at booth #3124 with the YC1000 on display and ready to order. Our microinverters will also be featured by tenKsolar at their SPI booth, #1439.   

Email to set up a meeting with our sales team during SPI and this major event in solar microinverter technology.  


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