Micro Inverters


Why are micro inverters better?

An inverter turns the energy harnessed from the sun by the solar modules we install on the roofs of houses and commercial premises into a form that can be converted into usable electricity.

A single string inverter works by converting power from a string of panels connected on the roof into usable power, whereas a micro inverter is hooked behind each panel on the roof and converts the energy on the roof, hence making the system much safer and efficient.

Therefore, if you have an 8-panel solar system installed you would have 8 micro inverters compared to just a single string inverter.

 

BENEFITS FOR YOU:

  1. If shade, snow, hail damage or any other incident covers one or more panels – or even if one or more panels suffer a complete failure – microinverters work in way so you don’t experience a drop in power from the whole system.
  2. Each microinverter harvests the maximum amount of power from the module to which it is connected, whereas in a string inverter system the power drops to the power of the lowest performing panel.
  3. If a string inverter fails, your entire system will not work whereas with microinverters it is near-impossible they could all fail at once.
  4. On top of this, microinverters are much safer as they don’t carry the dangerous DC power, smaller in size, simpler to design and much easier to monitor, service or replace.

Enphase Micro inverter

Enphase Energy are the world’s leading Micro Inverter provider. Enphase peruse unique, high-tech innovations to continually advance the performance and intelligence of residential and commercial solar energy systems.

Enphase have produced over 5 million micro inverters, and are considered the #1 residential inverter supplier in the USA, ranked higher than even the string inverter manufactures. Enphase have over 100 patents on their technology and are firmly placed as the global market leader for micro inverter solar systems.

5th Generation ENPHASE Inverters

With over 1 million hours of testing, the 5th Generation Micro Inverters have hit Australia’s Sunny Shores! Packed with the world’s most advanced micro inverter technology, these inverters have a best in class efficiency rating of 96.5%, suitable for solar panels up to 300W.

High Performance

Enphase proven microinverter technology maximizes production of each module, enabling flexible designs and cost-effective installations.Generate more solar power with a system that’s easy to design, simple to install, and safer for both system installers and owners. Enphase’s microinverter technology delivers more kilowatt-hours daily, monthly and yearly—even through the partial shade of clouds, trees, or structural obstructions. Plus, it increases up time by eliminating the single point of failure common to traditional inverters.

Generate more solar power with a system that’s easy to design, simple to install, and safer for both system installers and owners. The Enphase micro inverter technology delivers more kilowatt-hours daily, monthly and yearly – even through the partial shade of clouds, trees, or structural obstructions. Plus, it increases uptime by eliminating the single point of failure common to traditional inverters.

Reliable, Safe, Simple, Intelligent

Enphase Micro inverter

Enphase has produced over 5 million micro inverters and is considered the #1 residential inverter supplier in the USA, ranked higher than even the string inverter manufacturers.

These inverters have a best in class efficiency rating of 96.5%, suitable for solar panels up to 300W.

High Performance

Enphase proven microinverter technology maximizes production of each module, enabling flexible designs and cost-effective installations.Generate more solar power with a system that’s easy to design, simple to install, and safer for both system installers and owners. Enphase’s microinverter technology delivers more kilowatt-hours daily, monthly and yearly—even through the partial shade of clouds, trees, or structural obstructions. Plus, it increases uptime by eliminating the single point of failure common to traditional inverters.

Generate more solar power with a system that’s easy to design, simple to install, and safer for both system installers and owners. The Enphase micro inverter technology delivers more kilowatt-hours daily, monthly and yearly – even through the partial shade of clouds, trees, or structural obstructions. Plus, it increases uptime by eliminating the single point of failure common to traditional inverters.

Reliable, Safe, Simple, Intelligent

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maximum energy
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no single point
of system failure

quick and simple,
design and installation

innovative cabling for fast and flexible installation

only low voltage DC
standard AC

Envoy Communications Gateway

The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway is the network hub for the solar system that allows each individual solar panel and micro inverter to connect with the internet. System owners can check the status of their solar system using the Envoy’s display, or get more detailed information through the Enlighten website.

The Envoy uses advanced powerline communications technology to connect to each microinverter without additional wiring or wireless configuration. System owners can easily check the status of their solar system using the Envoy’s LCD display or get more detailed information through the Enlighten website.

Myenlighten System Monitoring

MyEnlighten connects system owners to their solar system through an online interface that is regarded as one of the best in the solar industry. The platform displays energy production, system status and environmental benefits. Features:

  • With at-a-glance views of energy production and performance, system owners can see their system is performing as expected.
  • Easily compare current performance against a previous day week or month.
  • View historical weather data to understand variations in performance.
  • System status indicator tells you when the system is not performing as expected and what can be done to restore performance.
  • One-click sharing with integrated social media buttons. Accessible from any device with an Internet connection.

APS Micro Inverter

The APS YC500 Micro inverter marks a breakthrough in solar technology, making your solar array more powerful, economical, dependable, intelligent and safe.

Conventional systems using one inverter at the end of a “string” of solar modules can only operate as efficiently as the least efficient module. Reduced solar output from a shadow or leaf on one module cuts output across all modules in the array.

The APS Microinverter can individually maximize power generation for each module, raising efficiency by at least 5% and possibly by as much as 20% depending on individual conditions. Additionally, the performance of each module can be individually monitored from your home computer.

Our latest model, the APS YC500A, is designed to handle two solar modules while still maximizing each unit’s power. This reduces the number of units required for installation which reduces labor costs while still communicating each units output. These units can be connected to the rack or directly to the module’s frame, depending on the system’s design.

APS Micro Inverter

The APS YC500 Micro inverter marks a breakthrough in solar technology, making your solar array more powerful, economical, dependable, intelligent and safe.

Conventional systems using one inverter at the end of a “string” of solar modules can only operate as efficiently as the least efficient module. Reduced solar output from a shadow or leaf on one module cuts output across all modules in the array.

The APS Microinverter can individually maximize power generation for each module, raising efficiency by at least 5% and possibly by as much as 20% depending on individual conditions. Additionally, the performance of each module can be individually monitored from your home computer.

Our latest model, the APS YC500A, is designed to handle two solar modules while still maximizing each unit’s power. This reduces the number of units required for installation which reduces labor costs while still communicating each units output. These units can be connected to the rack or directly to the module’s frame, depending on the system’s design.

benefits

Maximises solar power output by connecting to each individual solar panel thereby isolating the impact of any one shaded or damaged panel.

Our micro inverters carry huge 25 year warranty on most models.

Performance data is collected, stored and analysed in an Internet database, providing round-the-clock visibility of current and historical functionality.

Greater safety and reliability for you and your family with no DC cabling running from the roof.

Faster and easier installtion and more flexibility with system design.

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The APS Microinverter independently optimizes each solar module. This means that typical environmental factors do not degrade the overall performance of the array, as opposed to modules connected to conventional string systems, so there is minimal negative impact on the solar harvest. One shaded module is now the only module affected by reduced power output while all the other modules in your array can continue to operate at full power, greatly increasing the productivity and performance of your entire system. If you’re roof is oriented so that you have angles that can benefit greatly from morning or afternoon sun, but are not efficient other parts of the day, you can still add PV modules for those areas and take full advantage sunlight at all times of the day.

Improved Safety

Unlike central inverters with high DC voltages in the hundreds of volts, APS Microinverters tie directly to the low voltage PV module and connect to the public power grid via standard AC voltages, enhancing worker and homeowner safety and eliminating the possibility of high voltage DC arc fires.

Dependable

APS’s reliable microinverter technology ensures the greatest performance of your PV array. All APS products undergo vigorous factory testing, evaluation, and field tracking, resulting in the highest-quality, most dependable solar solution that matches the lifetime of your solar modules.
The APS Microinverters are designed to have the same lifespan as its solar module, carries a 10-year limited warranty, and is designed to function for 25 years under even the most stressful environmental conditions.

aps ecu solar system monitor

The ECU3 is the latest generation Energy Communication Unit and is compatible with the YC500 and the YC250 micro inverters.

APS’ EMA system provides comprehensive performance monitoring of the PV array. Each module’s performance can be viewed, a capability not available with string inverters.

This provides system owners, users and installers with unique real-time detailed information to ensure that the solar system’s performance is optimized over the life of the installation.

The information can be used to promptly detect performance issues and pinpoint the exact location and nature of the problem, which provides precise guidance for required maintenance.

The EMA monitoring system has a user-friendly graphic interface that provides the following information: Total energy generated, individual panel performance, and historical pattern of energy generation.