The APS Microinverter

APS microinverters mark a breakthrough in solar technology, making PV arrays more powerful, smart, bankable, cost effective and safe.

Conventional “string” systems only operate as efficiently as the lowest-performing module, meaning reduced output from a shadow or leaf on one module cuts output across all modules in the array.

The APS microinverter is smarter.

Our microinverter technology individually monitors and maximizes power generation for each module in the array, boosting system efficiency by up to 20 percent. One APS unit handles two PV modules, lowering installation and balance-of-system costs.

All APS microinverters are engineered to comply with NEC 2014 requirements for Rapid Shutdown out of the box, ensuring safety of system installers and emergency responders.

The APS Microinverter Models

APS YC1000-3

The world’s first true 3-PHASE 4-panel microinverter!  APS YC1000-3

The YC1000 is the industry’s first true 3-phase solar microinverter, handling 277/480 grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, ZigBee communication and an integrated ground. Up to 11 units (44 modules total, 60- or 72-cell) can be linked in a single circuit.

This groundbreaking technology is only available from APS.

  • 900w AC output
  • 3 phase output
  • 277V / 480V
  • Powerline / Zigbee
  • 11 units / string (up to 44 PV modules)
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs. (4kg)
  • 10 and 25 year warranties available

 

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APS YC500A

Our flagship microinverter, the bestselling YC500 microinverter handles two PV modules simultaneously with dual MPPT. Up to 16 solar modules (8x YC500s) can be installed in a string with a single 20A breaker.

  • Maximum Power Output: 500W (from two solar modules)
  • Individual MPPT for each panel
  • Fully compatible with the Itek Energy solar module (240w)
  • Peak Efficiency: 95.5%
  • Dimensions: 8.6″ (220mm) x 5.4″ (160mm) x 1.37″ (29mm)
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs. (2.5kg)
  • Up to 16 solar modules (8x YC500s) in a string with a 20A breaker
  • 10 and 25 year warranties available
  • designed to operate in challenging real-world conditions from -40 F to 149 F.

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APS YC250A

The YC250 microinverter handles a single PV module. Combined with the dual-module YC500, a YC250 unit can be used to complete odd-panel array installations.

  • Rated Power Output: 225W
  • Works best in the range of 180 to 280 watts
  • Fully compatible with the Itek Energy solar module (240w)
  • Peak Efficiency: 95.5%
  • Dimensions: 6.3″ (160mm) x 5.9″ (150mm) x 1.1″ (29mm)
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs. (1.5kg)
  • Up to 17 YC-250′s can be wired in a string, with multiple strings linked through a junction box using a 20A breaker
  • 10 and 25 year warranties available
  • Designed to operate in challenging real-world conditions from -40 F to 149 F

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