APsystems Unveils World’s Most Advanced Solar Microinverter

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LAS VEGAS – September 10, 2017 – APsystems introduces the YC600, a dual-module, utility-interactive microinverter with Reactive Power Control (RPC) technology and Rule 21 grid support functionality at Solar Power International in Las Vegas, NV.

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The first of its kind, the YC600 was designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels, offer enhanced capability and meet the latest grid compliance standards, including UL 1741 SA requirements for California Rule 21 as well as voltage and frequency ride through and RPC for European and Australian DER requirements.

Offering an unprecedented 300VA peak output power per channel, the YC600 works with 60 and 72-cell PV modules and offers dual, independent MPPT per panel. The unit operates within a wider MPPT voltage range than competing brands for a greater energy harvest and boasts a durable, NEMA 6/IP67, powder-coated aluminum enclosure, bucking today’s trend of plastic casings.

“Integrating smart grid-interactive capability, reactive power control and Rule 21 support functionality into a dual-module microinverter while still maintaining independent MPPT per channel is a groundbreaking achievement in microinverter technology,” said Olivier Jacques, executive vice president, USA and EMEA. “We’ve significantly raised the bar with this product.”

The YC600 builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, simplifying installation and reducing logistics costs. The unit features both integrated ground and DC connectors for fast, hassle-free installation and maintains inherent compliance to NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown code requirements. An integrated ZigBee antenna offers broadband communication over a mesh network for fast, accurate data monitoring.

YC600 Banners“The demands on today’s power conversion systems require that manufacturers not only bring cutting-edge concepts into existence, but also include the complex capabilities of successful previous generations, all while accommodating both current and new compliance standards,” said Dr. Yuhao Luo, APsystems’ chief technology officer. “The YC600 includes dozens of new and advanced features and functions that outclass competing products. And then we added free monitoring.”

The groundbreaking new microinverter will debut at Solar Power International, being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 11-13, booth #1745. The product is now available in Australia and Asia-Pacific markets and will soon launch in the U.S. market mid-Q4 and EMEA market late Q4 of this year.

APsystems to Unveil World’s Most Advanced Solar Microinverter at Solar Power International

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SEATTLE, Wa.; JIAXING, China – September 5, 2017 – APsystems will unveil the YC600, a dual-module, smart grid and Rule 21 compliant microinverter at the Solar Power International trade show in Las Vegas. A groundbreaking design in microinverter technology, the YC600 will offer the highest peak output power, faster transmission speed and more modules allowed per string than comparable microinverters. A wider MPPT voltage range will result in a greater energy harvest for homeowners.

The first of its kind, the YC600 is designed to accommodate today’s high output PV panels, offer enhanced capability and meet the latest grid compliance standards while providing an unprecedented level of power with dual, independent MPPT per channel. The unit also builds on the successful APsystems line of multi-module microinverters, simplifying installation and reducing logistics costs.

The new microinverter will debut at the APsystems booth #1745 September 11-13 at SPI.

APsystems Launches Latin America Website  | APsystems lanza sitio web de Latinoamérica

APsystems has launched a website for the Latin America market, including the Spanish and English versions. Users can visit the site at latam.apsystems.com. Click the button on the top right corner to choose the language.

APsystems ha lanzado un sitio web para el mercado de América Latina, incluyendo las versiones en español e inglés. Los usuarios pueden visitar el sitio en latam.apsystems.com. Haga clic en el botón en la esquina superior derecha para elegir el idioma.

APsystems now offers dedicated websites for regional markets including Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia Pacific, China, Canada, USA and Latin America. Select “Worldwide Locations” to choose a specific region, and find out more about local APsystems offices, distribution partners and product information.

APsystems ahora ofrece sitios web dedicados para mercados regionales como Europa / Medio Oriente / África, Asia Pacífico, China, Canadá, Estados Unidos y América Latina. Seleccione “Ubicaciones mundiales” para elegir una región específica y obtenga más información sobre las oficinas locales de APsystems, los socios de distribución y la información sobre los productos.

The new Latin America website supports the APsystems office in Mexico, established in 2016 to support regional service and warehousing.

El nuevo sitio web de Latinoamérica apoya la oficina de APsystems en México, establecida en 2016 para apoyar el servicio regional y el almacenamiento.

APsystems is now a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of MLPE (microinverter and optimizer) based on our own proprietary, leading-edge solar technology.

APsystems es ahora un líder global en el desarrollo, la fabricación y la comercialización de MLPE (microinverter y optimizador) basados en nuestra propia tecnología solar de punta.

Olivier Jacques named APsystems Executive Vice President of USA & EMEA

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SEATTLE, WA, and LYON, FRANCE – APsystems, the global leader in advanced microinverter technology for the solar PV industry, today announced Olivier Jacques has been named Executive Vice President, USA & EMEA. Jacques is based in Lyon, France and most recently served as APsystems Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will report to Dr. Zhi-Min Ling, Co-founder, President & CEO of APsystems worldwide.

“APsystems globalization and scale have increased dramatically under Olivier Jacques’ leadership,” said Dr. Ling. “His appointment to EVP of USA and EMEA opens up new horizons for product portfolio development, go-to-market strategies, and the MLPE innovation for which APsystems is known worldwide.”

Jacques will be a featured speaker at the upcoming GTM Solar Summit, May 16-18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He will appear at the forum “Residential Inverters – Differentiating in a Maturing Market,” at 2 p.m. May 17. See www.greentechmedia.com for information.

“I am delighted to lead APsystems’ next stage of growth across USA and EMEA, two of the most developed PV regions in the world,” Jacques said. “Synergies are becoming more and more evident as the fast-growing PV industry is maturing. We are observing convergence today with tomorrow’s winning business models, system sophistication and customer expectations. In this context, I believe APsystems is now ideally positioned within this dynamic.”

Olivier boasts more than 25 years of experience in industrial, automation, energy and high-tech industries. Prior to joining APsystems in October 2015, he served as Managing Director, EMEA for Enphase Energy. There, he developed the microinverter market in Europe from scratch, achieving leading share positions in key European solar regions.

Olivier previously served as Managing Director for international companies including Norgren (IMI group), a leading industrial automation and fluid control company, where he spurred growth despite an economic recession.

As Managing Director and HVAC-R Southern Europe Director at Danfoss Drives, Jacques increased revenues, created sales channels, launched a new product platform and repositioned the company as a value-added solutions provider.

He has also held senior executive positions as International Sales & Marketing and Managing Director at major companies ranging from WATTS Industries (fluid control and HVAC), Schlumberger (water, gas and thermal energy) and Samsung Electronics (launching their HVAC business).

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About APsystems

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, APsystems has grown to encompass three global business units with offices around the world, serving customers in more than 80 countries with its ground-breaking multi-module microinverters, including the YC1000, the world’s first true 3-phase, 4-module unit for commercial applications and still the top seller its product class.

Today, with hundreds of thousands of units installed producing more than 130 GWh of clean, renewable energy, APsystems continues to be a leader in the ever-growing MLPE segment and a solid corporate performer, profitable each of the past five years. APsystems USA is based in Seattle, Washington; APsystems EMEA is based at Rotterdam, Netherlands and Lyon, France.

 

APsystems joins Sungage Financial approved vendor list

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SEATTLE – APsystems microinverters have joined the popular Sungage solar financing approved vendor list.

The partnership brings the APsystems advanced microinverter line to a powerful residential solar lending platform, in response to requests from leading national solar installers.

 

“Sungage has really made a name for itself offering fast, no-nonsense solar financing, and we’re very pleased to join their vendor group,” said Jason Higginson, APsystems Senior Director of Marketing. “Support from solar installers made this partnership a smart move for both companies, and our customers nationwide will benefit.”

Sungage Financial provides homeowners with easy, online access to low-cost financing for solar equipment. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Sungage Financial partners with leading solar installers and institutional investors to help homeowners save money on energy. For more information, visit www.sungage.com.

The company was founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Sara Ross, who was looking for an easy way to finance a solar energy system for her home. Ross, now Sungage CEO, built a business bridging the gap between homeowners, installers and financial institutions.

Sungage has continued to grow, focusing exclusively on delivering consumer-friendly financing options that make it simple for homeowners to go solar and save more money. The company has been profiled in leading journals including GreenTech Media, Bloomberg and the Boston Globe.

APsystems was founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, and was first to market with innovative solar products including the groundbreaking YC500, the first dual-module microinverter, and the YC1000 true 3-phase, four-module unit.

APsystems is the second largest supplier of solar microinverters and the third-largest MLPE provider in the world. APsystems microinverters have about 30 percent fewer components than competing brands, leading to higher reliability and lower costs at every point in the production and distribution chain.

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About Sungage Financial:

Sungage Financial provides homeowners with easy, online access to low-cost financing for solar equipment. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Sungage partners with leading solar installers and institutional investors to help homeowners save money on energy. An innovator in solar finance, Sungage launched the nation’s first secured solar loan program in Connecticut in 2013. The company is committed to helping homeowners save more through ownership. For more information, please visit www.sungagefinancial.com.

APsystems estableció la nueva oficina y celebró la conferencia con usuarios

Recientemente, APsystems construyó la nueva oficina en México para apoyar con el servicio al cliente y el almacenamiento local. APsystems proporcionara a nuestros clientes los mejores productos y el mejor servicio. La dirección de nuestra oficina es Av. Lázaro Cárdenas  2850-5º Piso, Colonia Jardines del Bosque C.P. 44520, Guadalajara, Jalisco.

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La conferencia de usuarios para América Latina se celebró hace un par de días.  La gente compartió sus puntos de vista para el mercado de México y las expectativas para 2017.

Los clientes están satisfechos con el rendimiento de nuestro micro inversor especialmente por el servicio local, incluyendo la formación técnica regular, el almacenamiento local y el servicio post-venta.

Durante la conferencia, nuestro CMO de APsystems, vice presidente Wesley Tong otorgó a tres distribuidores la distinción de “Distribuidor de Oro”y “Distribuidor Plata”. APsystems aprecia sinceramente sus grandes esfuerzos y contribuciones para ayudar a expandir el mercado latinoamericano. Para estos tres grandes distribuidores que son STI, Greenergy y Sunnergy.

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APsystems agradece a estos distribuidores de oro por su asociación para hacer de APsystems un líder mundial en tecnología de micro inversores. Como APsystems, son apasionados por la energía solar y avanzar en un futuro de energía limpia y renovable.

A principios del 2013, APsystems entró en el mercado de México con el YC500 especializado y hecho para México. Con la capacidad de producción de 500,000 unidades por año, ahora APsystems es la marca de micro inversor NO.1 en el mercado de México. Esperamos un futuro brillante con estos sobresalientes socios solares.

 

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APsystems establishes new sales, service office in Guadalajara

APsystems has established a new office in Guadalajara, Mexico, to support regional sales, distribution and service.

The new office address is AV. Lazaro Cardenas 2850-5º Piso, Colonia Jardines del Bosque C.P. 44520, Guadalajara, Jalisco.

APsystems marked the expanded regional presence with a user conference for solar professionals, as participants discussed the Mexico market and expectations for 2017.

APsystems earned praise from regional distributors and installers for microinverter performance, technical training, order fulfillment and after-sales service.

Three vendors were honored with “Golden Distributor” and “Silver Distributor” awards during the conference.

The firms STI, Greenergy and Sunnergy were honored by Wesley Tong, APsystems vice president, for their success in expanding the Latin America solar market.

Tong thanked the Golden and Silver distributors for their partnership in making APsystems a global leader in microinverter technology, and their passion for solar power and advancing a clean, renewable energy future.

APsystems entered the Mexico market in early 2013 with a specially configured version of the top-selling YC500 microinverter.

APsystems upgrades EMA monitoring website with more data and improved interface

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SEATTLE, JIAXING, LYON– APsystems today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com.

The web-based platform, available for free on any connected device, monitors and reports module-level energy production of solar arrays which utilize APsystems inverters and provides that information to homeowners and end users in a convenient and user-friendly format.

emaThe site also enables APsystems-registered solar installers and contractors to lower their maintenance costs by creating and managing their customers’ PV installation accounts remotely. Key features of the new EMA site include a more attractive design and a more engaging user experience with an enhanced system dashboard, system management tools and improved reporting functions.

The new EMA website is active and available now, the result of a seamless transition from the previous site to the new interface. The added functionality addresses the high demand for detailed data and enhanced capability in a more user-friendly experience for the growing and competitive solar industry.

“We are excited to re-launch our very popular EMA website.” said Wesley Tong, APsystems chief marketing officer. “The site already hosts tens of thousands of homeowners and end users all over the world who view their APsystems solar array performance online and through the APsystems EMA App. These new design improvements now give them an even more in-depth view of their system energy production, improved reporting and additional historical data in a clean, comprehensive and dynamic user interface.”

Users can view their solar array performance using the same URL and log-in information as before at APsystemsEMA.com, through the APsystems EMA App or by visiting the APsystems website at APsystems.com and clicking “EMA Login” at the top right portion of the homepage.

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Upcoming launch of new Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA)

Dear APsystems EMA user,

APsystems is proud to announce the upcoming launch of a new, redesigned version of its Energy Monitoring & Analysis (EMA) website APsystemsEMA.com.

As you know, the website monitors and reports energy production on sites which utilize APsystems microinverters and also enables APsystems-registered solar installers and contractors to create and manage their customer’s energy monitoring accounts. Key features of the new EMA site include a cleaner and more attractive design, a more engaging user experience with an enhanced system dashboard, system management tools, improved reporting functions and module performance data.

The added functionality addresses end user and installer demand for detailed data and enhanced capability in a more user-friendly interface. The new EMA website will launch on November 30th.

“We are excited to re-launch our very popular EMA website.” said Jason Higginson, APsystems senior director of marketing, USA. “The site already hosts tens of thousands of homeowners and end users all over the world who view their APsystems solar array performance online and through the APsystems EMA App. These new design improvements now give them an even more in-depth view of their system performance, improved reporting and additional historical data in a clean, comprehensive and dynamic user interface.”

The APsystems EMA website will be unavailable from 00:00 to 04:00 UTC /GMT on November 29th in order to complete the transition to the new EMA system. Users can access their site using the same URL and log-in information as before at APsystemsEMA.com or by visiting the APsystems website at APsystems.com and clicking “EMA Login” at the top right portion of the homepage.

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Olivier Jacques to lead APsystems Europe, Middle East and Africa operations

Olivier Jacques has joined APsystems as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is based in the APsystems branch in Lyon, France. The company also maintains a European office in Netherlands.

Jacques brings more than 20 years of experience in construction, industrial and high-tech industries. Prior to joining APsystems, he served as Managing Director EMEA for Enphase Energy. There, he developed the microinverter market in Europe from scratch, achieving leading share positions in key European solar regions.

7285e9b5-5431-4cdc-9d18-74b6c5fc9714“European, Middle Eastern and African solar market opportunities open up to APsystems with the addition of Olivier Jacques,” said Dr. Zhi-Min Ling, APsystems co-founder, CEO and president, global operations. “His solar industry leadership in these key territories is unmatched, and enhances our position as a global leader in renewable energy technologies.”

APsystems ranked no. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2014 (source: GTM Research, Smart and AC PV Modules 2015 – 2020).

“I am very excited to join APsystems in such a key development phase globally,” Jacques said. “The company is now increasing its presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and I am absolutely convinced that AP systems’ portfolio strategy will bring outstanding value to solar professionals in these regions, especially given the current energy management market trends dynamic.”

Jacques previously served as Managing Director for several international companies including Norgren (IMI group), a leading industrial automation and fluid control company, where he spurred growth despite an economic recession.

As Managing Director and HVAC-R Southern Europe Director at Danfoss Drives, he increased revenues, created sales channels, launched a new product platform and repositioned the company as a value-added solutions provider.

He has also held senior executive positions of Sales & Marketing and Managing Director at major companies ranging from WATTS Industries (fluid control and HVAC), Schlumberger (water, gas and thermal energy) and Samsung Electronics (launching of the HVAC business).

Since its founding in Silicon Valley in 2009, APsystems has become an industry leader through innovative solar products including dual-module microinverters and the first true 3-phase, four-module unit.

Global solar technology leader APS rebrands as APsystems

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JIAXING, CHINA – 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.

“Our company has earned a high profile in the solar marketplace, and we want to emphasize our commitment to alternative energy through our new brand,” said Zhi-Min Ling, APsystems co-founder, CEO and president, global operations. “Our range of product offerings is growing each year, and the new name also highlights our evolution toward whole-systems solutions.”

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.

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APsystems is headquartered in Jiaxing, China, and Seattle, USA, with regional offices in Europe and Australia, and Shanghai, China for global marketing and sales.

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 six continents.

“Our exclusive microinverter technology has proven itself powerful, reliable and attractive in the solar marketplace, in both residential and commercial installations worldwide,” said Wesley Tong, who is responsible for APsystems corporate strategy and new business development in global markets. “With our dedication to research and development, our portfolio of innovative solar solutions will continue to see new offerings of benefit to both consumers and the environment.”

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, with links to offices in each regional market.

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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 Jiaxing, China, and Seattle, USA, with regional offices in Europe and Australia.