APsystems YC600 smart-grid micro is here, and BLUE FROG HAS IT!


The world’s most advanced solar microinverter, the smart-grid compliant YC600 from APsystems, is now available through Blue Frog Solar.

A true utility-interactive microinverter with Reactive Power Control (RPC) technology, the YC600 is NEC 2014/2017 Rapid Shutdown compliant. The YC600 sets a bold new standard for solar microinverter technology, boasting an unprecedented 300VA peak output per channel and accommodating 60- and 72-cell PV modules.

A wider MPPT voltage range than competing brands means greater energy harvest for your customers, and the unit is shelled in a rugged, NEMA 6/IP67, powder-coated aluminum enclosure, bucking today’s trend of plastic casings.

The YC600 builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, simplifying installation while reducing installation costs and time on the job site. The most popular microinverter for Washington solar installers just got even better!

YC600 features include:

  • Dual-module microinverter with independent MPPT
  • Utility-interactive with Reactive Power Control (RPC)
  • Continuous power of 274VA per channel, 300VA peak
  • Accommodates modules from 250-365W+
  • Wide MPPT voltage range (22V-45V)
  • Meets NEC 2014/2017 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements
  • ZigBee communication & free monitoring
  • CA Rule 21 compliance

Don’t wait! Bring the world’s most advanced, powerful microinverter to your customers today.
Call Blue Frog Solar and place your order for prompt fulfillment, and ask about our installer-friendly volume pricing.


APsystems boosts EMA monitoring for installers


Installers count on fast, accurate system setup and monitoring, and APsystems delivers. The newly enhanced Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) monitoring suite offers powerful new communication and system alert features. The EMA now alerts you to potential issues with power output or communication with the ECU gateway, so you can keep your customers’ systems at peak performance – and troubleshoot most issues online!

Find out more about the new EMA features and functionality HERE, and see how APsystems has installers covered with best-in-class system monitoring.

APsystems microinverters touted in Solar Builder magazine


APsystems microinverters get a shout-out in the January edition of Solar Builder magazine, on newsstands and online now.

Tim Bailey, founder of Blue Frog Solar, touts microinverters as a great way for smaller installers to lower soft costs by simplifying residential system design—a big advantage over complex string inverter systems.

“Microinverters are flexible, and installers can design in the field by adding modules as they see fit,” Bailey says.

Read Solar Builder’s “Ask A Distributor” feature online here.

Pennsylvania’s Cleveland/Price switch manufacturing plant installation


When your customers are electrical utilities, you tend to think of power on a grand scale. So no surprise the new solar array at Pennsylvania’s Cleveland/Price switch manufacturing plant will take its place as one of the larger solar arrays on the local grid: 673kW.

APsystems YC1000 true 3-phase microinverters power this massive new 2,245-module array – each microninverter handling four modules with precise monitoring. Read the whole story here. 

These rugged, commercial-grade microinverters are in stock and available from Blue Frog Solar. Call today and put APsystems YC1000 true 3-phase microinverters to work in your next large-scale installation.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Blue Frog Solar


Happy Holidays from your friends at Blue Frog Solar

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you a warm home (and a warm oven) during
this season of thanksgiving.
– Your friends at Blue Frog Solar

APsystems micros: tough enough for the Arctic, and the NW


When residents of a remote Canadian village put in a community solar array, they needed a microinverter built for the toughest conditions.

Did we mention the village of Pond Inlet, Nunavut, sits well above the Arctic Circle? Latitude 72N, to be precise – a challenging environment by any standards.

So the installer, Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative, chose APsystems YC1000 true 3-phase microinverters for the Pond Inlet Community Hall, now the northernmost grid-tied array in the Americas.

In just three weeks beneath the Arctic sun, the 9.3kW system produced 590kWh of power, saving hundreds of dollars on the municipal power bill for a remote, 1,500-person hamlet that otherwise relies on fossil fuels for power – a real environmental win! Read the whole story here.

These same rugged APsystems microinverters are available through Blue Frog Solar: the YC500 dual-module microinverter for residential installations, and YC1000 multi-module unit for demanding 3-phase commercial layouts.

Remember that all our microinverters are backed by standard 10-year or buyer-option 25-year warranties from APsystems, a global leader in solar Module Level Power Electronics technology.

Tough enough for the Arctic Circle, tough enough for the Pacific NW –  choose APsystems microinverters from Blue Frog Solar for your customers today!

High quality, low price – APsystems microinverters


Solar installers: Give your customers outstanding reliability and power – and extra value – with APsystems microinverters.

The incentives for Washington made inverters may be going away, but Blue Frog Solar is working hard to bring you the lowest prices for one of the most advanced microinverters on the market today.

These proven, top-quality YC500 microinverters from APsystems offer the same great features as our Blue Frog MIW “blue label” units, just manufactured out of state. Blue Frog Solar has these micros in stock and ready to ship at extremely competitive pricing. (Note: Inverters no longer qualify for Washington state solar incentives.)

Remember that all YC500 microinverters are backed by standard 10-year or buyer-option 25-year warranties from APsystems, a global leader in solar Module Level Power Electronics technology. Choose Blue Frog Solar and APsystems with confidence!

Registered installers can login here to see our current pricing, with discounts offered for volume orders. Contact Blue Frog Solar and place your order today for prompt fulfillment.

Coming soon: APsystems YC600 ‘smart grid’ microinverter

APsystems is rolling out the next-gen YC600 microinverter, a dual-module, smart grid and Rule 21 compliant unit – and Blue Frog Solar will have it!

A groundbreaking design in microinverter technology, the YC600 will offer the highest peak output with faster transmission speed. A wider MPPT voltage range means greater energy harvest for homeowners.

The YC600 is designed for today’s high-output PV panels, rated for modules up to 365W, enhanced to meet the latest grid compliance standards while providing unprecedented power and dual, independent MPPT.

This bold new unit builds on the highly successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, simplifying installation and reducing logistics costs.

Blue Frog will have the APsystems YC600 available to ship in late Q4 – watch for more information soon about pricing, and get ready to bring this powerful new microinverter to your customers!

Click here for datasheet

BUSINESS IS BOOMING (and we’re trying to keep up)


Thank You to all our customers for the tremendous surge in demand for our Blue Frog microinverters.

Demand is so strong, our supply and production lines are overwhelmed. A component that is critical to our production has been delayed on the water for about 10 days, during which we will not be able to deliver any product. After that we will be catching up as quickly as possible for the next 2-3 weeks.

We will be filling current orders first before we can deliver new ones. Please bear with us as we catch up with orders.

Again, Thank You for your business and support of our certified MIW solar equipment, and for making Washington state a leader in consumer solar.

-The Blue Frog Solar team

Installers save big with Blue Frog’s lowest pricing EVER


Northwest Solar Installers: Blue Frog’s supplier has cut prices, and we’re passing the savings along to YOU!

That’s right – you and your customers can save big as we lower prices once again on our certified Made In Washington microinverters and black-label units.

See our website for outstanding new pricing on our flagship YC500A-MIW microinverters and APsystems-branded “black label” (non-MIW) units. (Note: black label microinverters do not qualify for Made In Washington solar incentives.)

Also in stock: The new APsystems YC500i with EnergyMax™ power handling and integrated ground for today’s high-output PV modules. EnergyMax™ technology allows the dual-module unit to produce 274 watts peak output per side (548W total), an almost 10 percent increase over standard micro inverters.

We also have the groundbreaking APsystems YC1000, the first true 3-phase, 4-module microinverter designed and built for challenging commercial applications.

All of these tough, reliable units are now offered at our lowest pricing ever – and you can save even more on volume orders. Call us today to find out how.

Remember that all of our microinverters are backed by standard 10-year or buyer-option 25-year warranties from APsystems, a global leader in solar Module Level Power Electronics technology.

Registered installers can login here to see our new pricing. Then contact Blue Frog Solar and place your order today for prompt fulfillment.