APS will showcase its new YC1000 microinverter for the domestic market at Solar Power International, Oct. 20–23 in Las Vegas, booth 3124.
The YC1000 is the industry’s ﬁrst 3-phase solar microinverter, handling 277/480 grid voltages with 900W 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 15A circuit. Offered at a price point competitive with conventional “string” inverters, the microinverter is now available through the APS network of distributors and installers.
“The YC1000 is an innovative technology leap,” says Paul Barlock, APS America senior vice president. “With native 3-phase capability in a microinverter package, large-scale commercial customers now have a significantly better solution for distributed rooftop solar.”
Handling up to four PV modules per unit, the YC1000 microinverter offers 3-phase AC distribution designed to meet demanding commercial applications. Its proprietary, chip-based architecture was conceived and designed in the U.S. by APS engineers. Domestic rollout follows rigorous, successful testing in large solar installations overseas, says the company.
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