APsystems’ YC500i microinverter now certified for installs in Los Angeles

APsystems sent word that its YC500i microinverter with EnergyMax has been certified for use in the Los Angeles market.

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General Approval under the City of Los Angeles’ rigorous certification process was announced by the Department of Building and Safety, following testing by the Los Angeles City Electrical Testing Laboratory.

General Approval certifies compliance with Section 93.0303 of the Los Angeles City Electrical Code, “New Methods and Materials of Construction.” The unit is certified for both residential and commercial applications.

“The YC500i microinverter is built for safety and reliability, to meet the highest standards of local jurisdictions like the City of Los Angeles,” said Andrew Nichols, APsystems senior director of sales. “We’re excited to earn certification and bring this powerful new unit to such a dynamic and fast-growing metropolitan market.”

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What is EnergyMax?

EnergyMax technology allows the dual-module microinverter to produce 274 watts peak output per side (548W total), an almost 10 percent increase in peak power output over conventional microinverters to harvest the power of today’s high-output PV modules.

The YC500i builds on the same advanced platform as the popular YC500A flagship model. EnergyMax technology developed by APsystems maximizes the inverter’s output for higher energy harvest across the solar array.

The unit utilizes a trunk cable, offering installers an alternative to the daisy-chain design of APsystems YC500A microinverters. This provides a solution for installers who favor trunk cable architecture as well as markets where regulatory bodies prefer an integrated ground.

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