Diamond Sponsor APsystems offers training at NABCEP

UPDATE: This event has been postponed by NABCEP out of an abundance of caution due to coronavirus concerns. Please see NABCEP’s announcement for further information.  New Dates are Monday, July 6 thru Thursday, July 9, 2020


APsystems is offering installer training and sponsoring the Networking After Party at the NABCEP Continuing Education Conference 2020, March 16-19 in St. Charles, Missouri.

Chris Barrett, APsystems Senior Director of Technical Support, will be conducting training on “Next-gen multi-module microinverters to reduce installation costs.” APsystems has been approved by NABCEP to confer continuing education credits on its training.

APsystems also invites attendees to join us at two additional events happening around the conference. Join us at our booth from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th for a Happy Hour event courtesy of RENVU. Then join us the following evening, Wednesday, March 18th at 8:30 p.m., for a night of duelling pianos, cocktails, socializing and fun at the Networking After Party being held at Quintessential Dining & Nightlife. Be sure to stop by our booth #20/21 to get your ticket to the After Party before they run out!

APsystems is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s conference! In addition to valuable training, attendees will have an opportunity to see the latest and greatest products from APsystems and ask questions of our team members.

To register for the seminar, installers can log into their NABCEP profile and choose the training session offered by APsystems. See more information about the conference schedule and other exhibition details here.

About our presenter:
Chris Barrett brings more than 20 years’ experience in the solar and semiconductor industries. He previously held positions with Brooks Automation, Netmercury, Ferrotec, and SolarBridge Technologies. At APsystems, Chris oversees U.S. technical support and training. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering with business management from Keene State University, and an Associate of Science degree in electromechanical drafting and design technology from New Hampshire Technical College.

About the NABCEP CE Conference:
This conference is primarily intended for NABCEP Certified Professionals who need continuing education credits in order to maintain their certification. The content presented in this conference is geared toward seasoned PV industry professionals who have several years of installation and/or technical sales experience. This is the ideal opportunity for NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals and PV Technical Sales Professionals to obtain all of the continuing education credits needed for recertification (18 hours every three years). Non-certified professionals can earn up to 18 hours toward certification eligibility.

Cascadia Solar & SolareAmerica earn 2019 APsystems Project of the Year Awards

Each year, APsystems selects one residential and one business winner for our Project Awards. The fact that solar power is rapidly gaining traction as a bona-fide alternative to traditional energy delivery made the selection process for the 2019 especially difficult! We had more entries than ever to consider.

This year, the APsystems Project of the Year Awards honor Washington’s Cascadia Solar, and Pennsylvania’s SolareAmerica. Both of these companies deserve recognition for their forward thinking, their inventiveness, and for helping so many people and businesses alike go solar at the dawn of this new decade.

Learn more about this project here.

Cascadia Solar took home our Residential Award. This growing firm is based in the northernmost corner of coastal Washington, and services the greater Olympic Peninsula region. APsystems chose to honor their contribution to The Walk, a progressive residential community on scenic Bainbridge Island. To help power The Walk, Cascadia used our QS1 and YC600 micro-inverters, and chose to install them discreetly on roofs, awnings and vertical end-walls.

Our Commercial Award went to SolareAmerica for their Wawa installation. Last fall, Wawa, a Pennsylvania-based company that owns over 400 gas stations in the Northeast, announced that 93 of their stations would be going solar. This store in Toms River is a representative of that new direction. The store uses 90 APsystems QS1 micro-inverters, installed by SolareAmerica, to handle its 360 modules, and deliver its 108 kilowatts.

Learn more about this project here.

APsystems congratulates both winners of our 2019 Project of the Year Awards. And we especially look forward to seeing your entry in 2020, so be on the lookout for more information about the upcoming year’s competition!

SolareAmerica wins 2019 APsystems Project of the Year Award for WaWa Array

Alternative energy refueling stations are multiplying across North America and Europe. In a way, each is a symbol of ecological relevance in and of itself.

But eco-relevance is good business sense, and it’s now emerging at traditional gas stations, too. Last autumn, as Wawa, Inc. pledged to double the number Tesla Supercharger installations in their network of stores, they also pledged to make 93 of their stations in New Jersey solar powered businesses.

This representative Wawa store in Toms River, New Jersey, is the winner of APsystems’ 2019 Commercial Award for integrating solar power into the context of day-to-day trade and transaction. This gasoline island uses 90 APsystems QS1 micro-inverters for its array of 360 modules in SolareAmerica’s installation, delivering the 108 kilowatts that provide power for a significant portion of the business.

The decision of Wawa, Inc. to take this considerable step toward decreasing their corporate carbon footprint makes each of these 93 stations a symbol of broad-spectrum acceptance of alternative energy. Their decision to use talented and capable solar installers SolareAmerica for these projects is also a brilliant move. We congratulate them for their forward-thinking business acumen.


Cascadia Solar wins 2019 APsystems Project of the Year Award for The Walk

In the past five years, residential solar has found mainstream acceptance; developers of alternative energy-based communities are blossoming, and driving solar energy into a vibrant new phase as 2020 begins. The Walk—a residential community on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State—is a case study that deftly illustrates this trend, and its outlook as we enter this new decade.

The inverter installations designed for the townhomes of The Walk are the work of Washington State’s Cascadia Solar, a division of Frederickson Electric that develops custom solar energy solutions for homes and businesses in the greater Olympic Peninsula region. The firm used APsystems’ QS1 and YC600 micro-inverters for the project, installing them discreetly on roofs, awnings and vertical end-walls.

We congratulate Cascadia Solar on their inventive design sensibilities, and for their role in establishing mass residential solar—and the first Living Building Zero Energy registered community—on Bainbridge Island.

APsystems to speak at Go For the Green Conference in San Gabriel, CA

Fortune Energy’s annual Go For the Green Conference will be held Friday, February 28th at the Hilton Los Angeles San Gabriel. The event will feature exhibitors and speakers from throughout the industry, including APsystems, CALSSA, Enerbank, as well as other PV module and equipment providers. The event begins at 8:00 AM and Jason Higginson, senior director of marketing and Nikolai Demarinis, regional sales manager-California, will be presenting on the latest APsystems products and the many benefits they provide to solar installers and system owners alike.
To register for the Go For the Green Conference, visit the event site here.
To learn more about the agenda and speakers, click here.

See our groundbreaking QS1 4-in-1 microinverter at Solar Power Northeast, Feb. 19 in Boston

The first of its kind, the QS1 is designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels up to 375W, offering 300W AC output per channel, the highest among microinverters. The QS1 offers up to 3X faster data transmission speed than PLC and a wider MPPT voltage range means a greater energy harvest for homeowners. The unit significantly reduces installation time and costs, taking the place of four conventional microinverters per each QS1 installed while providing independent MPPT for each module.

The QS1 shares common AC trunk cabling with APsystems’ popular dual-module YC600 microinverter, offering flexible mix-and-match compatibility on the same circuit to enhance site design capability and maximize circuit capacity.

The QS1 builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, simplifying installation while reducing installation costs and time on the job site. See the QS1 at booth No. 208.

Contact sales.usa@APsystems.com to set up a meeting during the convention, or just come by the booth and meet the APsystems team.

Solar Power Northeast is designed to serve and advance the PV solar market, by bringing together PV industry leaders, professionals, manufacturers, and service providers to explore business solutions, new technologies, policy initiatives, and other market factors.

Information: https://events.solar/northeast/

APsystems to showcase QS1 and APsmart Rapid Shutdown Device at Intersolar 2020

APsystems will be bringing its microinverters to Intersolar once again, and sharing booth space with its sister business, APsmart. The APsmart team will be showcasing their innovative new Rapid Shutdown Device (RSD) and transmitter.

On display for APsystems will be the YC600, the world’s most advanced dual-module microinverter, Rule 21 certified for California and providing up to 300W per channel. Also on display is the QS1, a four-module, single-phase microinverter for residential applications offering a the highest peak output power at 1200W (300 per channel), 300% faster installation time, YC600 compatibility and up to 3X faster data transmission speeds than conventional microinverters. A wider MPPT voltage range also means a greater energy harvest for homeowners.

The APsmart team will be showing off the RSD System, a SunSpec Alliance-certified [paired] device which maintains constant communication between the RSD and Transmitter, constantly monitoring voltage and current. When proper voltage is not detected the Transmitter stops sending the keep-alive signal to the RSD-S-PLC device, initiating a module-level rapid shutdown sequence.

From the developers at APsystems, APsmart offers state-of-the-art PV module rapid shutdown devices (RSD), ideal for any new or existing string or central inverter system, and meeting U.S. NEC 2017 690.12 Rapid Shutdown requirements. Leveraging APsystems’ proven expertise in module-level power electronics, APsmart solutions are powered by ASIC with internal IP and integrated with TI chips at the system-level application.

Stop by booth #835 at Intersolar in San Diego, CA February 4-6 to see these innovative products and meet the APsystems and APsmart teams.

Happy Holidays 2019

Wishing you a bright holiday season and a radiant New Year.

– from your friends at APsystems

2019 North America Project of the Year Competition – $500 Award

It’s been another great year for APsystems and we have you, our solar partners, to thank for it. You’ve put our advanced microinverter technology to work for customers in markets across the country.
Now it’s time once again to look back on the great solar successes of the past year and share your very best stories with the industry and the world.
Tell us about your very best project – what set it apart in terms of scale, design, power output, challenging conditions, or your creative application of APsystems microinverter technology.

We’d like you to submit the project details here, including a brief write-up about your best installation, or more – enter all the projects you like. Remember to include some high-res photographs and any close-ups showing our microinverters in action. Your project can be completed or still in process. Entries will be judged by our APsystems team.

We’ll be honoring top North America projects in both Residential and Commercial categories.

And we’ll announce the APsystems Solar Project of the Year Award winners early in the new year through announcements and promotions that will highlight your project and your company. APsystems is committed to helping you grow your solar business even as we grow ours, so this is a cross-promotion opportunity you’ll definitely want to take advantage of.

The winner in each category will receive $500.

Our contest last year generated great interest from installers and brought out some fantastic projects; you can see the winners here.

Now we’re excited to present this competition, highlighting the very best APsystems microinverter installations of 2019.

Submit your project entries here by January 10th 2020. Please read the terms and conditions before entering.

If you have any questions, please contact our marketing coordinator.

Thank you for partnership and support, and for a great 2019 for our company and yours.

Your friends at APsystems USA

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from APsystems!

With the national day of gratitude upon us, the APsystems team would like to once again extend our sincere thanks to all of our solar partners across the U.S. 
During this season of thanksgiving, may you and yours harvest more than just energy, but peace, love and joy as well.