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Sun & Wind Energy bullish on APS microinverters

63Microinverter technology is the future of solar, and APS microinverters are in the vanguard of this trend.

APS is among the companies surveyed in “Two Groundbreaking PV Technologies,” a feature article in a recent edition of Sun & Wind Energy magazine. The report on module-level power electronics – the catch-all category for microinverters and DC optimizers – touts the growth of the global microinverter industry.

The magazine cites technical developments, cost reduction and the range of new integrated PV products as among the factors driving the MLPE industry.

“Our success in the global market demonstrates that microinverters are the new paradigm for PV power inversion,” Paul Barlock, APS senior vice president, tells Sun & Wind Energy. “Microinverters are the best solution for all rooftop applications.”

The magazine goes on to discuss the APS YC 1000, the world’s first true 3-phase, 4-panel microinverter, due to the domestic market in 2014.

Read the whole story here.

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APS microinverters coming to National Clean Energy Summit, Solar Power Mid-Atlantic in September

APS is bringing its microinverter solution to a pair of leading solar industry events in September, the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, and the Solar Power Mid-Atlantic convention in Atlantic City.58

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be keynote speaker at the National Clean Energy Summit on Sept. 4. The seventh annual event brings together business and public policy leaders, energy experts and investors, educators and students “to discuss empowering Americans to develop our massive clean energy supplies, secure greater energy independence, and create jobs.”

The event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Come by our table on the trade show floor, or email sales@apsamerica.comto meet with Paul Barlock and see our APS microinverter product line.midatlantic-seia

We’ll next be at Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, Sept. 9-10 in Atlantic City.  This new regional event is presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Solar Electric Power Association, to deliver comprehensive and forward-looking discussions on policy, regulatory, and technical solutions for New Jersey and the regional solar industry.

APS will have exhibit space at the New Jersey Convention Center throughout the two-day event. Again, email sales@apsamerica.com to set up a meeting with Michael Ludgate and find out more about our leading-edge solar technology.

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APS microinverters power Washington’s largest solar community

What does Washington’s largest planned solar community look like from the air?

Here’s a bird’s-eye view of Grow Community phase 1, the Village, and its remarkable concentration of energy-producing rooftops.

Each residential system includes from 24 to 32 PV modules by itek Energy, with more than 400 APS microinverters installed across the community.

Grow Community homes are now producing 85-105 percent of their energy needs, eliminating residents’ power bills and earning financial credits through Washington’s strong solar incentives.

Click here to learn more about this installation
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APS microinverters to be distributed by Empire Clean Energy Supply in the greater New York market

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August 14, 2014

SEATTLE — APS microinverters will be distributed by Empire Clean Energy Supply, in a first-time partnership between the two companies.

apsystems-ecesThe agreement establishes APS microinverter products in the Mid-Atlantic metropolitan market, where Empire is a major distributor of renewable energy products.

Empire will carry the full line of APS microinverter products, including the flagship YC500, an industry-leading microinverter that handles two PV modules per unit with dual performance tracking and optimized power output.

“As a full-service supplier of photovoltaics, we strive to outfit our installers with the top technology and most reliable products available,” said Bill Feldmann, chief operating officer for Empire Clean Energy Supply. “We’re impressed by APS products, service and support, and we’re glad to offer them in this market.”

APS has been on an aggressive growth curve in 2014, and the agreement with Empire solidifies the brand’s presence on the Eastern Seaboard.

“Empire has really broken ground advancing in the New York market,” said Michael Ludgate, APS vice president for business development. “We’re very pleased to have a company of their stature embrace our product line. It’s another great endorsement for APS microinverters.”

ECES began as a division of Empire Electric, Co. based out of Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2003. An electrical supply house known throughout the industry, Empire decided it was time to join the renewable energy field, and the venture quickly gained momentum and earned a national clientele.

In 2005 ECES moved to its current location in Bohemia, N.Y., on Long Island. ECES later branched away from its parent outfit, becoming a partner company. The partnership of an electrical supply house gave ECES the ability to bring in all necessary electrical components utilized in a solar array, in addition to the main structural components.

APS was founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, and is now a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of microinverters based on their own proprietary, leading-edge solar technology. APS America, representing APS in the US market, is based near Seattle, Washington.

APS ranked No. 2 in global market share among leading microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2013 (source: GTM Research).

For more information on Empire Clean Energy Supply, see www.empirecleanenergy.com.

Information on APS microinverter products can be found at www.usa.apsystems.com.

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Bland Solar & Air to install APS microinverters in California’s Central Valley region

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July 22, 2014

apsystems-blandSEATTLE — Leading California solar distributor Bland Solar & Air will carry APS microinverters, under a new strategic partnership between the two companies.

The agreement introduces APS microinverter products to customers in California’s Central Valley, a dynamic market where solar adoption far outpaces other metropolitan areas nationwide.

In adding the APS microinverter line to their array of solar products, Bland Solar will now be primarily selling the APS microinverter and adopting the APS product as their “go to” microinverter.

“We are choosing APS as our microinverter because they are second to none in their functionality, efficiency and durability,” said Ty Simpson, Director of Sales for Bland Solar & Air. “Their production specifications are becoming the benchmark of what a microinverter should be able to do and produce.”

Higher power handling and output allows APS microinverters to be paired with PV modules up to 310 watts, with a single unit handling two modules — another bonus for system designers and end customers, he said.

Simpson also praised the APS technical support team for its “uncanny” response time, and cited the company’s ability to fulfill product orders faster than other manufacturers.

Michael Ludgate, vice president for APS America, hailed the agreement and praised Bland’s leadership among California solar distributors and installers.

“For the past seven years, Bland Solar had been exclusively using the industry leading microinverter brand, and their switch to APS is a strong endorsement,” Ludgate said. “Bland Solar has a proven reputation for excellent customer service and providing significant value to their customers. We’re pleased to partner with Bland in a community where solar power has been so widely and enthusiastically embraced by consumers.”

Fresno ranks No. 1 among US metropolitan areas in solar capacity installed per capita, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratories’ Open PV Project.

Bland Solar & Air has served California’s Central Valley area, including Fresno and Bakersfield, with HVAC and solar electric services since 1985. Sister company CalCom Solar serves agricultural and commercial clients throughout Central California.

Bland Solar services include system design, installation and maintenance, zero-down financing, and PV system training for aspiring solar industry professionals.

APS was founded in the Silicon Valley in 2009, and is now a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of microinverters based on their own proprietary, leading-edge solar technology. APS America, representing APS in the US market, is based near Seattle, Washington.

APS ranked No. 2 in global market share among top microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2013 (source: GTM Research).

Information on Bland Solar & Air can be found at www.blandsolar.com

Information on APS microinverter products can be found at www.usa.apsystems.com.

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APS microinverters now powering African safaris in Namibia

APS microinverters are now in service on five continents. Our new YC1000 microinverter — the world’s first true 3-phase, 4-panel unit, soon to be released in the US — is a key component in a new solar installation at Ritter Safaris, a 40,000-acre working ranch in Namibia, southwest Africa.

The installation includes 13 of our YC1000 units linked to a 52-panel ground-mount array (Jinko 235W modules) for 12.2KW, 3-phase power output. The system supports activities in the Ritter family compound of residences and guest houses, kitchen and support facilities at this popular safari destination.

Owners Rolf and Marion Ritter and their family have owned, farmed and hunted the land for three generations, and offer a year-round safari and sightseeing experience to guests from around the world.

We’re proud to bring the power of APS microinverter technology to the African continent and this excellent, family-run enterprise.

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Happy Independence Day from APS America!

The APS America team would like to wish you a happy Independence Day.

We don’t just wish it – we can guarantee it.  Independence from:

  1. Non-competitive pricing
  2. Outdated technology
  3. Unresponsive customer support
  4. “Nickel-and-diming” from hidden fees and add-ons

We have heard your concerns about your past suppliers. When you choose APS  microinverter products, you know you’re getting the most innovative, reliable, flexible and cost-effective solar solutions on the market. See our product line at APSamerica.com and read testimonials from our satisfied distributors and installers, and see what APS microinverters can do for you.

Don’t be dependent on lesser brands – choose APS microinverters, and choose independence!

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APS team touches down next at Intersolar North America, July 8-10 in San Francisco

intersolarOur whirlwind tour of the US continues! The APS team touches down next at Intersolar North America, July 8-10 in San Francisco.We’ll be sharing space in the Intersolar exhibition hall with our friends from Fortune Energy, booth 7445. See the APS product line and find out why distributors and installers nationwide are making the switch to APS microinverters for their solar customers.

“Intersolar is a great event, and we expect another great response to our microinverter line,” says Michael Ludgate, APS vice president of business development. “We’re beating the ‘big guys’ on innovation, quality, pricing and support, and our new customers appreciate the difference.”

The APS sales team is coming off last month’s tremendous success at PV America in Boston, where we forged new partnerships with leading solar vendors in new US markets.

Fortune-EnergylogoNow comes Intersolar North America, the most attended solar conference in the US with more than 550 solar exhibitors and 18,000 visitors expected for this year’s showcase of the latest innovations and products. Come and see the APS flagship YC500 dual-MPPT microinverter, our groundbreaking YC1000 3-phase, 4-panel unit, and other leading-edge technology available only from APS.

Email sales@apsamerica.com to set up a meeting with Michael or Paul during Intersolar North America. We look forward to meeting you!

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APS coming to new markets across the US – join our distribution network

APS is coming to new markets throughout the United States as distributors turn to our advanced microinverter technology.
APS offers relief from the pain that comes with other brands: the uncompetitive pricing, poor customer service, complex distribution, and “nickel and diming” that adds to system costs. APS is the smart, affordable alternative.

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Here’s what our customers are saying:

“We are very impressed with the quality of the APS product as well as the ease of installation. The YC500 fits a niche we have in the marketplace and it really is the solution we have been looking for, saving us time and money.”
– Jeffrey W. Austin, president, GreenSeal Power Systems www.greenseal.us.com

“APS has the pulse of the market. They bring stable, consistent products with pricing that helps distributors and end users meet their goal to transition to renewable energy, with realistic and affordable options. Also, the APS support team is awesome.”
– Mario Fajardo, president, Utilities Supply Corp. www.utilitiesupply.com

“Being twin inverters, APS microinverters are less costly because only one inverter is needed for every two panels. APS is the world’s leading brand for microinverters, and we’re very happy with the product.”
– Frank Rieger, founder and CEO, Sol-Up USA, www.solup.com

“Fortune Energy is excited to bring APS to our installers and homeowners because of the reliability of the product plus the great price and warranty.”
– Jack Meng, president, Fortune Energy, www.fortuneenergy.net

Innovative, cost-effective, bankable: PV panels meet their perfect match in APS microinverters. APS ranked No. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2013 (source: GTM Research).

See the APS microinverter advantage for yourself — meet us this week at PV America booth 359 or email sales@apsamerica.com.

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APS microinverters are the safe choice to meet NEC 2014 standards


New electrical safety standards for solar equipment are here, and APS microinverters meet these tough new demands out of the box.

Under the new National Electrical Code (NEC) 2014, PV system circuits must include a Rapid Shutdown function to cut off the flow of current in case of an emergency. The new standards protect system installers and emergency responders from encountering an energized system.

This Rapid Shutdown functionality is built into every APS microinverter. Our products are engineered for safety – a key feature as state codes change to keep up with the spread of solar across our communities.

“Due to fire and safety issues, we no longer install string inverters,” says John Harley, president of Brimma Solar, a leading installer in the Pacific Northwest market. Brimma chooses safe, reliable APS microinverter technology for their customers in Washington and Oregon.

Innovative, cost-effective, bankable: PV panels meet their perfect match in APS microinverters. APS ranked No. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2013 (source: GTM Research).

See the APS microinverter advantage for yourself — meet us at PV America booth 359, June 23-25, or email sales@apsamerica.com