FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2014
SEATTLE — APS microinverters will be distributed by Las Vegas-based Sol-Up USA, under a first-time agreement between the two companies.
The partnership establishes APS microinverter products in the Nevada market with one of the area’s top solar distributors and installers.
“We’re very proud to be partnering with a company of Sol-Up’s stature,” said Paul Barlock, Senior Vice President of APS America. “Their performance in the Nevada market speaks to their expertise and customer service.”
Sol-Up executives cited the leading-edge technology offered by APS microinverters in adding the APS line to their product portfolio.
“APS is the only microinverter on the market for 300-watt panels with a 25-year warranty,” said Frank Rieger, CEO of Sol-Up USA. “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.”
Sol-Up has nearly 20 solar installations using APS microinverters already completed or in development.
Sol-Up was founded in 2009 with a goal of making Las Vegas “the solar capital of the world.” Founder Frank Rieger brought more than 20 years of executive and solar engineering experience in Germany, a global leader in solar capacity, to the venture.
Sol-Up offers an on-site Suntastic showroom and warehouse to show its products to customers, and will celebrate the grand opening of a new Las Vegas location on May 9.
APS ranked No. 2 in global market share among top microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2013 (Source: GTM Research). Based near Seattle, APS America supplies and services APS products in North America. APS was founded in Silicon Valley in 2009 and is now a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of solar microinverters based on their own leading-edge technology.
The APS solar solution, which includes the APS Energy Communication Unit and APS web-based Monitor, combines highly efficient power inversion with a user-friendly monitoring interface to provide reliable, intelligent energy for residential and commercial applications.