APsystems improves its EMA portal, here are four new features

APsystems.jpg

APsystems has released new system monitoring alert capabilities within its online EMA portal. The new alerts will improve communication regarding any production and communication issues with an enhanced email alert protocol, giving installers and homeowners further insight into any potential issues affecting their systems.

While the APsystems EMA has always provided system production reports and alerts, the new alerts will be more targeted, more frequent and more informative. Enhancements include:

1. System alerts will notify an installer if one of their installed systems has an inverter that ceases producing energy.

2. Registration alerts are issued in the case of inaccurate or incomplete system registration.

3. Communication interrupt alerts will notify installers in cases where their ECU gateway ceases communicating properly with the EMA online monitoring system which could indicate an interruption of communication between inverters, ECU and/or EMA; or simply a local internet, ISP or router issue.

4. Production alerts will notify installers of unusually low power production at the individual inverter level, giving them an opportunity to check status online and verify proper operation.

APsystems microinverters now on Sunnova’s approved vendor list

These alerts offer installers a more refined tool for notification and troubleshooting of potential system issues. As with any apparent issue, APsystems always recommends contacting our technical support team if you suspect a problem. Most issues can be reviewed and resolved online and without a trunk roll.

Changes made to the EMA are seamless and will be automatically available to all new registered systems and over 31,000 existing APsystems installations worldwide.

— Solar Builder magazine

APsystems microinverters now on Sunnova’s approved vendor list

APsystems

APsystems joined the approved vendor list for Sunnova, one of the leading U.S. residential solar and energy storage service provider. The agreement brings APsystems advanced microinverter technology to Sunnova’s portfolio of  solar services. Sunnova offers an array of solar lease, lease-to-own, and power-purchase options for customers all across the United States.

“Sunnova has earned a strong reputation for easy, no-nonsense solar packages for consumers,” said Jason Higginson, Senior Director of Marketing for APsystems USA. “We’re glad to bring our solar microinverter technology to their platform, to help more homeowners nationwide enjoy energy self-sufficiency and savings.”

“Our goal is to offer our customers a brilliant choice for energizing their lives,” said John Santo Salvo, SVP of Channel Operations and Chief Procurement Officer at Sunnova. “We believe APsystems’ advanced microinverter offering is an ideal addition to our customer-empowering portfolio of solar solutions.”

APsystems is listed on Sunnova’s 2018 Approved Vendor List and is now an option in their system solution platform.

— Solar Builder magazine

Enphase simplifies, beefs up Combiner+ for its IQ microinverter system

Enphase Energy continues to build out its IQ platform with the IQ Combiner+ with Enphase IQ Envoy. The IQ Combiner+ consolidates residential solar interconnection equipment into a single enclosure and streamlines PV and storage installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution for residential applications.

enphase IQ combiner plus

What’s different about it?

The IQ Combiner+ allows for larger systems (up to 15.3 kWac), provides the option for four circuits and now features swappable breakers. To keep Enphase systems connected with control and analytics platforms, the IQ Combiner+ comes with an Enphase IQ Envoy, and is available with all key communications technology options, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular. The IQ Combiner+ also features production metering, with the option to include consumption monitoring for plug-and-play storage, as well as the option for Enphase Q Aggregator installation.

— Solar Builder magazine

Enphase simplifies, beefs up Combiner+ for its IQ microinverter system

Enphase Energy continues to build out its IQ platform with the IQ Combiner+ with Enphase IQ Envoy. The IQ Combiner+ consolidates residential solar interconnection equipment into a single enclosure and streamlines PV and storage installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution for residential applications.

enphase IQ combiner plus

What’s different about it?

The IQ Combiner+ allows for larger systems (up to 15.3 kWac), provides the option for four circuits and now features swappable breakers. To keep Enphase systems connected with control and analytics platforms, the IQ Combiner+ comes with an Enphase IQ Envoy, and is available with all key communications technology options, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or cellular. The IQ Combiner+ also features production metering, with the option to include consumption monitoring for plug-and-play storage, as well as the option for Enphase Q Aggregator installation.

— Solar Builder magazine

Details on APsystems’ advanced microinverter (300 VA peak output power per channel)

APsystems introduces the YC600, a dual-module, utility-interactive microinverter with Reactive Power Control (RPC) technology and Rule 21 grid support functionality at Solar Power International in Las Vegas. See at booth #1745.

APsystems-YC600-logo

The first of its kind, the YC600 was designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels, offer enhanced capability and meet the latest grid compliance standards, including UL 1741 SA requirements for California Rule 21 as well as voltage and frequency ride through and RPC for European and Australian DER requirements.

Offering an unprecedented 300VA peak output power per channel, the YC600 works with 60 and 72-cell PV modules and offers dual, independent MPPT per panel. The unit operates within a wider MPPT voltage range than competing brands for a greater energy harvest and boasts a durable, NEMA 6/IP67, powder-coated aluminum enclosure, bucking today’s trend of plastic casings.

“Integrating smart grid-interactive capability, reactive power control and Rule 21 support functionality into a dual-module microinverter while still maintaining independent MPPT per channel is a groundbreaking achievement in microinverter technology,” said Olivier Jacques, executive vice president, USA and EMEA. “We’ve significantly raised the bar with this product.”

Vote here for the 2017 Solar Builder Project of the Year

The YC600 builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, simplifying installation and reducing logistics costs. The unit features both integrated ground and DC connectors for fast, hassle-free installation and maintains inherent compliance to NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown code requirements. An integrated ZigBee antenna offers broadband communication over a mesh network for fast, accurate data monitoring.

“The demands on today’s power conversion systems require that manufacturers not only bring cutting-edge concepts into existence, but also include the complex capabilities of successful previous generations, all while accommodating both current and new compliance standards,” said Dr. Yuhao Luo, APsystems’ chief technology officer. “The YC600 includes dozens of new and advanced features and functions that outclass competing products. And then we added free monitoring.”

The new microinverter will launch in the U.S. market mid-Q4.

— Solar Builder magazine