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APSystems YC500i Microinverter


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Single Phase 500W Microinverter

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DIY Solar Micro-inverters

Micro-inverters offer a cost-effective way to start producing solar power. These systems generally consist of a small grid tie inverter that connects directly to a single solar panel and produces AC power on it‘s output. The unit is intelligent enough to produce the power at the exact voltage and phase of your existing grid power. The end result is that your home consumes all the solar power your system can produce and only after this do you begin using your municipal supply.

You can begin with a single micro-inverter and panel combination and can add as many of these systems to your grid as you like and at any time. They are totally scalable, so you can start with a mere 500W worth of panels and over time build your system up to a significant 5kW system capable of running your entire household!

Micro Inverter

Our flagship micro inverter, the bestselling YC500 micro inverter handles two PV modules simultaneously with dual MPPT.

  • Maximum Power Output: 500W (from two solar modules)
  • Individual MPPT for each panel
  • Peak Efficiency: 95.5%
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 160mm x 29mm
  • Weight: 2.5kg
  • Up to 14 solar modules (7x YC500s) in a string with a 20A breaker
  • 10 and 25 year warranties available

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  • Asked by Hennie
    on 02/02/2018
    Do this unit use 2x24v or 2x12 v panels ? Answer:
    Hi Hennie. TheYC500i will accept any voltage between 22V and 45V per panel. It's really designed for panels like these larger panels: https://www.solar-shop.co.za/solar-panels/5-ja-260-0712885416585.html . These panels typically have a voltage of around 30V. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by sonwabo
    on 11/07/2018
    Hi, please tell me more about micro inverter. My no is 0721871966 Answer:
    Hi Sonwabo, you can find additional information here: https://www.iet-solar.co.za/micro-inverter/ Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Ben Somai
    on 08/08/2018
    To get max output of 500 watts from the inverter, what power output from the solar panels would I need? 250 watts per panel? (x2 panels would equal to 500 watts). Answer:
    Hi Ben, correct although you would generally oversize it slightly to get a bigger average power production eg use x 265Wp panels. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Lionel Versfeld
    on 14/08/2018
    Hi, interested in the YC500 micro inverter and two panels, do you have installation staff or companies in Cape Town that you recommend?Kind RegardsLionel Answer:
    Hi Lionel. Unfortunately we are not currently installing in Cape Town. Regards Solar Shop Support