APS now shipping new YC1000 microinverter, a groundbreaking 277/480, 3-phase unit for large-scale commercial applications

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September 30, 2014

APSYSTEMS-inverterSEATTLE — APS, a global leader in solar microinverter technology, will showcase its new YC1000 microinverter for the domestic market at Solar Power International, Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas.

The YC1000 is the industry’s ïŹrst true 3-phase solar microinverter, handling 277/480 grid voltages with 900 watts maximum output, ZigBee communication and an integrated ground.

Up to 11 units (44 modules total, 60- or 72-cell) can be linked in a single 15A circuit.

The groundbreaking unit is offered at a price point competitive with conventional “string” inverters, and is now available through the APS network of distributors and installers. Contact sales@apsamerica.com for information.

“The YC1000 is an innovative technology leap,” said Paul Barlock, APS America. senior vice president. “With native 3-phase capability in a microinverter package, large-scale commercial customers now have a significantly better solution for distributed rooftop solar. The YC1000 is a game changer.”

Handling up to four PV modules per unit, the YC1000 microinverter offers 3-phase AC distribution designed to meet demanding commercial applications.

Its proprietary, chip-based architecture was conceived and designed in the USA by APS engineers. Domestic rollout follows rigorous, successful testing in large solar installations overseas.

APS will showcase the YC1000 at booth no. 3124 at the SPI conference. Email sales@apsamerica.com to see the YC1000 microinverter firsthand and discuss specific project or distribution opportunities during the event.

The YC1000 enters the APS Microinverter line alongside the highly successful YC500, a two-module, dual-MPPT unit for residential applications and the company’s ïŹ‚agship product.

All APS Microinverters are designed for integration with the APS Monitor to provide real-time data viewing, or the APS Communicator (performance data module) to offer comprehensive solar array performance monitoring from any web-enabled device.

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.

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

For information on the YC1000 or other exclusive solar microinverter products, contact sales@apsamerica.com or 206-855-5100.

APS showcases leading-edge tech in Mexico City

APS showed its global reach at the recent Green Expo in Mexico City.

Our microinverter technology was prominently displayed at the Global Resources Environmental and Energy Network convention, and our products were very well received.

APS Microinverters’ ability to conform to varying grid voltages makes our technology ideally suited to this emerging solar market.

We’ve already made reservations for next year’s Green Expo, and we’ll be active in Mexico market in the year leading up to it.

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APS launches YC1000, industry’s first 3 phase, 4 panel microinverter at SPI 2014

 

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APS will bring its groundbreaking new microinverter, the YC1000, to SPI in Las Vegas, Oct. 21-23. Be the first to see this 3-phase, 4-panel unit for large-scale commercial applications.

APSYSTEMS-inverterWe’ll be at booth #3124 with the YC1000 on display and ready to order. Our microinverters will also be featured by tenKsolar at their SPI booth, #1439.

What happens in Vegas 
 changes the solar industry. Email sales@apsamerica.com to set up a meeting with our sales team during SPI and this major event in solar microinverter technology. Datasheets and other information are available now at apsamerica.com.

APS coming to Solar UK

APS will bring its leading-edge solar technology to Solar UK, Oct. 14-16 in Birmingham UK.

The conference at the National Exhibition Centre is the No. 1 UK event for the solar industry. More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand, with major presentations and displays on large-scale solar; business, financing and investment; practical installation solutions; and the latest solar technologies.

See uk.solarenergyevents.com for information.

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See APS solar tech in Mexico City

APS is bringing our advanced microinverter technology to the Green Expo Exhibition & Congress, Sept. 24-26 in Mexico City.

Now in its 22nd year this Global Resources Environmental & Energy Network event is a multinational forum that draws exhibitors and buyers from all sectors of the sustainable resources industry.

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APS Introduces the New Installation App: ArrayApp

APS streamlines the solar microinverter installation process with the new ArrayApp, now available for Apple iOS devices. This mobile application allows APS-certified solar installers to complete the entire registration process while still at the job site. For use with all APS Microinverter products and systems.

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App Details:

·         Simple and efficient registration collection process, including the capture and recording of all the required ECU and inverter data.

·         Bar code scanner integration for quick, easy, and accurate inverter UID collection.

(You can input inverter UID with professional scanner with Bluetooth or smart phone camera.)

·         Inverter mapping.

·         Information capture regardless of Internet connectivity. Can save information at the job site and sync up with the APS EMA when connectivity is available at a later time.

Download the app at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arrayapp/id906598003?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8

Download the manual at:

http://en.altenergy-power.com/support/manual.aspx

APS America names Thomas Nelson new Vice President for Sales

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September 5, 2014

SEATTLE — APS America, a global leader in solar microinverter technology, has hired Thomas Nelson as vice president for sales. He will also work with technical services and international support as collateral duties.

“Thomas brings to APS a depth of industry knowledge and technical expertise, and a long history in the power electronics marketplace,” said Paul Barlock, APS America senior vice president. “His addition to the senior sales staff will be a great asset to the growth of APS ’ share in the solar microinverter market.”

thomas_nelsonNelson comes to APS with over seven years in the solar industry. He most recently served as senior director of strategic accounts with UK microinverter firm Enecys, where he oversaw distribution and sales for North, Central and South America and Australia. He has also held sales directorships with SolarBridge, Uni-Solar and Ningbo Solar. His expertise includes solar microinverters and PV modules, utility grid equipment and wireless communication.

He previously worked in the telecommunications industry, including management positions with American Power Conversion, Qualcomm and Verizon Wireless.

Nelson holds an MBA (international business) from Kennedy Western University and a BSAA (industrial management and technology) from Texas State University.

“The adoption of microinverters for use in residential and commercial solar installations is strong and APS is well positioned to become a global dominant force in this space.” Nelson said of APS. “Our current and next generation product offerings are in line to what the market is asking for today by providing an advanced technical solution at a lower LCOE.”

APS hs been on an aggressive growth curve in 2014, completing significant distribution deals with leading suppliers in California, the Mountain States region, and the mid-Atlantic market. The company is poised to introduce the YC1000, the world’s first 3-phase, 4-panel microinverter for large commercial applications.
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.

The APS Microinverter solution combines highly efficient power inversion with a user-friendly monitoring interface for reliable, intelligent energy. The proprietary system architecture increases solar harvest and ensures maximum output for solar arrays, and the company continues to develop new technologies and products for the marketplace.

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

YC500 earns UK G83 certification

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 5.42.40 PMThe APS YC500 microinverter has earned UK G83 certification, allowing the unit to enter the UK solar market.

The G83 requirements set standards for grid-tied power generation equipment in the UK. Certification comes as APS expands into the European market.

The top-selling unit in the APS Microinverter line, the YC500 handles two PV modules per unit with dual MPPT and 500W maximum output.

APS distributor Blue Frog Solar featured on local business journal

APS distributor Blue Frog Solar of Poulsbo, WA, and its Simple Solar program got some great press this week with an in-depth feature in the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal.

The KPBJ gives a comprehensive look at the incentives that make Washington solar such a great deal — and Simple Solar, which makes it easier than ever to make the move to energy self-sufficiency. It’s a great move for both existing homes and new construction.

As the Business Journal notes:

Blue Frog is collaborating on the largest residential solar project in Kitsap County — Bainbridge Island’s Grow Community, a project of real estate development and investment firm Asani. It’s an example of effectively designing and building homes to accommodate rooftop solar panels.
“We knew from the outset that our goal was to create a net-zero community using solar,” says Marja Preston, senior director of development at Asani and owner of a solar home at Grow. “So everything there was designed, including the apartments, so we could get enough solar panels on the roof to provide all the energy needed for the homeowner.”

Blue Frog’s Simple Solar program and partner installer A&R Solar of Seattle count on advanced microinverter technology from APS in all installations — including Grow Community, now the largest planed solar development in Washington state.

Read the whole story here.  

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