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.

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 to 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 to set up a meeting with Michael Ludgate and find out more about our leading-edge solar technology.

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.

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APS Microinverters to be distributed by Empire Clean Energy Supply in the greater New York market


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 ems 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).

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