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APsystems Senior VP Paul Barlock featured speaker at SPI

paul-aps2Paul Barlock, senior vice president of APsystems (formerly APS), will be a featured speaker at Solar Power International 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.

Barlock will be among the presenters at “Value-adding Applications of Micro-Inverters & DC/DC Optimizers,” Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 10:30-11:30 in room 207A.

The SPI conference, which runs Sept. 14-17, is North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields.

APsystems will highlight its advanced microinverter technology at booth 4327 throughout the conference.

Contact sales@APsystems.com to set up a meeting for purchase and distribution opportunities during the event.

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Global solar technology leader APS rebrands as APsystems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE – APS, a global leader in solar technology, is now APsystems.

The brand refinement highlights the company’s commitment to powerful alternative energy solutions, and its evolution from a product-oriented portfolio to a whole-systems innovator.

The phrase “Altenergy Power,” a nod to the company’s original legal name, will appear beneath APsystems in the company’s new mark.

“We’ve been asked at times what ‘APS’ stood for, and it was a trade name we fell into largely for simplicity,” said Kelly Samson, APsystems CEO, U.S. operations. “As our company has become prominent in the marketplace, and our range of offerings expands, we want to make our commitment to alternative energy and advanced power systems more explicit. APsystems is who we are and what we’re about.”

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The new positioning follows the company’s strong growth and industry recognition in the U.S. and international solar markets over the past two years.

APsystems is headquartered in Seattle, USA, and Jiaxing, China, with regional offices in Europe and Australia.

The company was founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 with a single product offering, a first-generation microinverter.

An ongoing commitment to research and development, engineering and technology innovation has created a robust module-level power electronics (MLPE) solutions portfolio. The company’s technology is also featured in integrated PV solutions by other solar industry leaders.

More than half of the APsystems workforce is involved in R&D engineering, underscoring the focus on constant product advancement and innovation.

The company’s flagship product, the YC500 microinverter, broke ground among MLPE offerings as the most powerful unit to handle two solar modules simultaneously, simplifying PV system design and significantly lowering installation costs on a per-watt basis.

More recently, the YC1000 microinverter entered the solar market as an innovative, purpose-designed unit for commercial applications. The fourth-generation technology offers true 3-phase (balanced AC) output and handles up to four modules per unit, bringing microinverter technology to the untapped commercial segment for the first time.

The microinverters have been successfully deployed on five continents.

“We’ve been very successful providing an alternative to conventional ‘string’ power inversion, moving the market toward microinverters as the standard for residential and small-scale commercial solar applications,” said Andrew Lonseth, APsystems president, U.S. operations. “As we expand our systems portfolio, we will continue to bring new and innovative technology offerings to the alternative energy market.”

APsystems products are designed around a flexible and powerful Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) integrated circuit, giving the company a significant competitive advantage in design, manufacturing, reliability and cost effectiveness.

The company’s microinverter line is programmable to any grid standard anywhere in the world, and is backed by industry-leading warranties and support.

See APsystems.com for information on the company’s worldwide operations, or usa.APsystems.com for the North American market.

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APsystems is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of alternative energy solutions based on its own proven, leading-edge technology. APsystems is headquartered in Seattle, USA, and Jiaxing, China, with regional offices in Europe and Australia.

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We’ll toast you at the SPW Gala

Congratulations to all who made the 2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors List! The APsystems team looks forward to toasting you at the Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors Gala being held on Monday, September 14th, the eve of the annual Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim.

APsystems is the top sponsor of SPW’s annual gala and is proud to support the event honoring leaders from around the solar industry. Count on an evening of fine dining and fellowship, hosted by Solar Power World magazine and SEIA, and sponsored by APsystems. We’ll see you there.

Contact the SPW team for more details.

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Celebrate with us at SPI, Sept. 14-17

Innovation has a new name: APsystems.

Celebrate our new brand and see APsystems advanced microinverter technology at Solar Power International, Sept. 14-17 in Anaheim, Calif.

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APsystems will have a high profile at this year’s convention, a preeminent event for solar energy professionals and the global solar industry.

Paul Barlock, APsystems Senior Vice President, USA, will be featured speaker at “Value-adding Applications of Microinverter and DC/OC Optimizers,” 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16. The presentation is part of the System Integration & Technology track of SPI workshops – put it in your planner.

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We’re also prime sponsor of Solar Power World magazine’s exclusive Top Solar Contractors gala evening, Sept. 14.

See as at booth 4327 on the trade show floor, and find out why installers nation and worldwide are turning to APsystems advanced microinverter technology for their residential and commercial projects.

Set up a meeting by contacting sales@apsamerica.com, and watch for more announcements as Solar Power International 2015 approaches.

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A letter to our solar partners: APS becomes APsystems

It’s been just six years since APS was a Silicon Valley startup – and how far we’ve come in that short time. Founded with the goal of bringing the most advanced microinverter technology to the solar PV market, we’ve passed one milestone after another en route to ranking no. 2 in global market share among top microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2013 (source: GTM Research). Last year was even stronger still.

And we’re not slowing down – demand for our microinverter line is growing month over month in all markets. As we look toward even greater achievements on the horizon, we’re pausing just long enough to reflect on who we are and what we’re about.

With that reflection comes a refinement of our brand: APS will become APsystems.

The new trade name highlights our commitment to powerful alternative energy solutions, and our evolution from a product-oriented portfolio to a whole-systems innovator. The phrase “Altenergy Power,” a nod to the company’s original legal name, will appear beneath APsystems in our new mark.

The new name will launch August 31st. With the brand refinement, we’re also launching a new website, apsystems.com, an online nexus for our worldwide operations with links to offices in each regional market. We hope you’ll visit the site and see the APsystems big picture.

What’s next? Big things. We’re making a strong push into new markets worldwide, and rolling out even more powerful solutions to accommodate new and emerging technologies. Expect more announcements throughout the coming year.

Our name has changed, but our values are the same. We remain passionate about solar power and advancing our clean, renewable energy future. We offer maximum value to customers through excellence of products, pricing and support. Honesty, professionalism and teamwork define our company. Add them up, and we believe an informed customer will always choose APsystems.

We’re excited about this moment, and we want to share the news with our valued solar partners like you. We look forward to a bright future together.

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Kindest regards,

Andrew Lonseth
President, U.S. Operations

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Solar Builder magazine highlights YC1000 at Intersolar

APS technology has center stage at Intersolar this week in San Francisco, and all eyes are on the YC1000 true 3-phase microinverter.

Solar Builder magazine features the YC1000 in this video from the trade show floor. See APS Senior Director of Marketing Jason Higginson discuss the industry’s first true 3-phase microinverter, purpose designed and built for commercial applications.

The YC1000 is proven in the field, powering a 529kW system at Fort Washington Country Club in Fresno, Calif. Read the story and contact sales@apsamerica.com for purchase and distribution opportunities.

Thanks to Solar Builder for highlighting APS and the groundbreaking YC1000.

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APS, Krannich offer installer training in NJ, CA

APS and Krannich Solar present a new round of microinverter installation training sessions for New Jersey and California installers in August.

Three Solar Innovations Day events are slated:
— August 20 – Pennsauken, NJ
— August 25 – Oceanside, CA
— August 27 – Sacramento, CA

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Each events run 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the local Krannich sales center.

The dynamic presentation will include APS microinverter system design, monitoring setup, tools of the trade, and hands-on training with the APS YC500 and YC1000 microinverters.

Find out how APS microinverters can simplify your next PV installation, saving you time and money on the job site while improving the power and reliability of the array. Installers nationwide are moving to superior APS microinverter technology — you’ll see why at Solar Innovations Day.

Earn NABCEP credits for attending the event, and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and luncheon.

To sign up for a Solar Innovations Day training event and become an APS installer, follow this link to the registration site. Contact your Krannich sales representative or call (856) 802-0991 for more information.

Email sales@apsamerica.com to learn more about APS microinverter products.

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Enter to win an iPad at Intersolar, July 14-16 in SF

Meet the APS team at Intersolar North America, July 14-16 in San Francisco.

Visit us at booth no. 8732, and enter to win a free iPad. The drawing will be held during the convention, so come by and sign up for your chance to win.

While you’re there, find out how APS leads the microinverter industry in quality, reliability and value, and why more installers are switching to APS microinverters for their residential and commercial customers. To set up a meeting during the conference, email sales@apsamerica.com.

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The PowerStore brings APS microinverter installation training to Texas

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It’s the first event of its kind in Texas, and marks the recent distribution agreement between APS, the world’s No. 2 microinverter supplier by shipments, and top-tier solar distributor The PowerStore.

The training event runs 8:30 to 1 p.m. June 30 at the The PowerStore’s, Alvarado, Texas, sales center, East FM917, Suite A.

The presentation will include APS microinverter system design, tools of the trade, monitoring setup, and hands-on training with the advanced YC500 and YC1000 microinverters.

Participants will learn how the powerful APS microinverter solution is quicker and easier to install, and can save thousands of dollars in installation costs.

Earn three NABCEP recurring education credit hours for participating, with prizes and promotions sponsored by APsystems.

A continental breakfast and luncheon are included in the event.

To sign up, contact The PowerStore at (888) 244-2979. Email support@apsamerica.com for more information.

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APS, Western Nevada Supply team up for microinverter installation training

apsystems-WNSAPS and Western Nevada Supply are teaming up to offer training in microinverter installation and setup for area installers.

Let the world’s No. 2 microinverter supplier show you how APS microinverter products are quicker to install and can save you thousands of dollars.

The training event runs 8:30 to 1 p.m. June 3 at the WNS Blue Team’s Sparks, Nev., sales center, 950 S. Rock Boulevard.

The presentation will include APS microinverter system design, tools of the trade, monitoring setup, and hands-on training with the YC500 and YC1000 microinverters.

Earn three NABCEP credit for participating, with prizes and promotions sponsored by APS.

A continental breakfast and luncheon are included in the event.

To sign up, contact Western Nevada Supply at (800) 648-1230.

Email support@apsamerica.com for more information.