APsystems’ YC500i offers trunk cable, integrated ground
The new YC500i with EnergyMax is APsystems’ newest microinverter, offering 548-W peak output on an advanced, proven dual-module platform. The YC500i offers trunk cable connectivity with internal ground for installers and jurisdictions that prefer trunk-based system designs. It complements the company’s flagship YC500 with daisy-chain connectivity, which is also available. See the YC500i, the ArrayApp mobile installer tool and other advanced APsystems solar technology at booth 659.
Fronius featuring entire inverter lineup, giveaways
At the Fronius booth this year, check out the company’s many high-quality solutions and partnerships that are developing key innovations in the realm of solar-plus-storage, optimization and, of course, smart power conversion, to develop the grid of tomorrow and their company vision for “24 hours of sun.” Some products you will find on display include the Fronius Primo Hybrid with the Tesla Powerwall, the Fronius Rapid Shutdown as well as its latest module optimizer technology. Oh, and stop by booth 1521 for a chance to win several prizes, including a grand prize of an inflatable paddleboard. More on what Fronius has to offer.
SMA releases new SunnyBoy inverters with power supply
SMA (booth 959) has added four new models to its redesigned Sunny Boy inverter line. The new models offer a host of improvements that reduce costs and improve ROI, as well as an enhanced Secure Power Supply feature that now provides up to 2,000 W of opportunity power in the event of a grid outage, allowing operation of larger electrical loads like refrigerators and space heaters without the need of costly batteries. The Sunny Boy provides up to three maximum power point trackers and hundreds of stringing combinations, making it ideal for any market. More on these new models.
Yaskawa-Solectria Solar extends its string inverter line
Yaskawa-Solectria Solar (booth 1717) will be showing off its PVI 50TL and PVI 60TL inverters, which are the newest additions to its three-phase, 1,000 VDC, transformerless string inverter line. These inverters are best-in-class and feature-packed, proven by their design flexibility, compliance with NEC 2014, wide MPPT voltage range, 1.5 DC/AC ratio, -30°C to +60°C operating temperature range and remote diagnostics/firmware upgrades.
Delta now offers an 80-kW commercial string inverter
At Solar Power International, (booth 2259) Delta will be displaying its entire line of PV inverters, including the company’s newest M80U inverter for commercial applications. The M80U is the world’s first wall mounted 80kW string inverter. This grid-tied, 3-phase and transformerless inverter achieves an industry-leading efficiency of 98.8 percent. The M80U employs a separable structure that meets NEMA 4X Enclosure Standards to protect personnel and prevent degradation or damage from adverse environmental conditions. Also on display will be Delta’s Electric Vehicle chargers and energy monitoring solutions.
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