APsystems’ Nichols to speak at GTM Solar Summit, May 11-12 in AZ

apsystems-andrew-nicolsAndrew Nichols, APsystems Senior VP Sales USA, will be among the featured speakers at the GTM Solar Summit, May 11-12 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Nichols will be among the panelists for “Rooftop Balance of Systems: Increasing Output and Installation Velocity,” at 2:30 p.m. on the event’s first day. The panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Moskowitz, GTM Research solar analyst.

APsystems is Registration Sponsor for the Solar Summit conference.

Meet the sales team at our booth and find out more about the APsystems solar microinverter line.

Now in its ninth year, Solar Summit is GTM’s flagship annual solar event and attracts leaders from across the solar value chain.

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The two-day conference offers unrivaled networking opportunities and innovative, engaging panel sessions that will provide a unique mix of market intelligence and coordination among industry players.

Use our special discount code APSYSTEMS10 to receive 10% off your  conference registration!

Find out more here.

APsystems will exhibit at the upcoming NABCEP Continuing Education Conference

APsystems will be a featured exhibitor and presenter at the upcoming NABCEP Continuing Education Conference, April 4-6 in San Diego.

APsystems is sponsoring the “Module Level Power Electronics Options” panel discussion on April 5 at 1pm, with Christopher Barrett, our technical services manager, sharing his expertise among the distinguished panelists.  See full conference schedule here.

You can also see the APsystems microinverter line at booth 509 on the conference floor.

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners offers professional certification and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals throughout North America.

The Continuing Ed Conference brings together solar pros with leading manufacturers like APsystems, ranked no. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2014 (source: GTM Research).

See www.nabcep.org, then contact our sales team (sales@APsystems.com) to see the APsystems microinverter line in sunny San Diego.


Join APsystems at Intersolar Summit East in Brooklyn, March 24

The eastern U.S. solar markets of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts are hot in 2016, and APsystems has the solutions installers need.

Our team will be at the Intersolar Summit East in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 24, to present the APsystems microinverter line to new customers and longtime solar partners alike.

This important industry platform brings together manufacturers, distributors, installers and other leaders to keep on top of the latest policies, opportunities and issues impacting East Coast renewable production and storage markets.

Find out more at www.intersolar.us, and set up a meeting with the APsystems team by emailing sales@APsystems.com.


A Great Start to 2016

Thank you from the APsystems team to all of our solar partners, for connecting with us at the Solar Power PV Conference and Expo in Boston this past month. What a great start to the year, for APsystems and the solar industry.

APsystems was proud to showcase the world’s most advanced microinverters at the PV Expo event, and to discuss our outstanding value and support with installers and distributors alike. We’re grateful for your interest and have much more to share – you’ll be hearing more from us throughout the coming weeks.

Another highlight: introducing solar industry veteran Andrew Nichols, our new Senior Vice President of Sales, USA. Thank you to all who came by the APsystems booth to congratulate Andrew and welcome him to our team.

With such a dynamic year ahead, we look forward to working with each of you to bring the power of solar to customers across the nation and worldwide. Striving together toward a clean energy horizon, our future is bright.

— The APsystems team



See APsystems microinverters at Solar Power PV Conference & Expo

PVshowAPsystems brings its industry-leading microinverter technology to Solar Power PV Conference and Expo, Feb. 24-25 in Boston.

See the APsystems YC500 dual-module and YC1000 true 3-phase microinverters, and learn how our advanced, chip-based product architecture means superior reliability and value for installers and end users alike.

APsystems will be at booth 515 on the convention floor in the Westin Boston Waterfront’s Galleria Hall.

Find out why APsystems ranked no. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2014 (source: GTM Research).

Set up a meeting with the APsystems team: email sales@APsystems.com.


WEBINAR: Microinverters in commercial installations: sign up now for Jan. 26

APsystems will host an informational webinar at 11 a.m. PDT Jan. 26 2016
apsystems-chrisFind out why installers are choosing microinverters over string inverters in commercial applications, in a webinar hosted by APsystems and Solar Power World magazine.

Join solar industry veteran Christopher Barrett of APsystems as he discusses why three-phase, multi-module microinverters are a great choice for your next commercial rooftop customer.

You will learn:

  • The numerous advantages of using microinverters in a commercial environment
  • Best practices for installing multi-module microinverters on commercial rooftops
  • What it takes to design a commercial system with micoinverters
  • Real-life applications and examples


The webinar begins at 11 a.m. PDT Jan. 26.

Sign up for this informative webinar here. For more information, contact info@APsystems.com or see Solar Power World Online.

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Thank you for joining us at Solar Power International 2015

Thank you for joining us at Solar Power International 2015 in Anaheim. The conference capped an outstanding year for our company, culminating in the celebration of our new corporate mark and a Gala evening with Solar Power World magazine. We were glad to make new friends and see familiar faces throughout our SPI stay.

Our commitment to you: APsystems offers the world’s most advanced microinverters with outstanding pricing and support – and now the industry’s best rebate, the A+ Rewards Installer Rebate program. Contact sales@APsystems.com to bring APsystems solar technology to your customers, and watch this newsletter for our next microinverter systems innovations.

Remember that our APsystems.com website has detailed product information and technical data on our entire product line, as well as testimonials from installers who have made APsystems their microinverter of choice.

We look forward to working with you to bring the power of solar to customers across the nation and worldwide, throughout the coming year and beyond.

— The APsystems team


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.


Global solar technology leader APS rebrands as APsystems


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.”


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.


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.